Pressure Washing Historical Buildings

We Clean Historical Buildings With Care.

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 Historic buildings are important pieces of our heritage. Each historical property plays a significant role in our past and should be preserved and taken care of properly. However, they offer a very complex problem because these structures need special care during cleaning and maintenance.

Most historic buildings date back from times when different materials and techniques were used in construction and caring for those should be left to professionals. We employ highly trained staff and use highly specialized care in pressure washing Richmond and Virginia Beaches historical buildings.

We offer professional help for communities that wish to keep an important part of their heritage looking at its best for years to come.

The Need for Professionals

The cleaning of historic properties is more complex than performing the same tasks with modern substrates. Older buildings tend to have more deposits of dirt and grime embedded in the surfaces, but cleaning should be done in a careful manner to make sure that the surface is not damaged. This is where heavy pressure could cause problems. The requirements for cleaning historical properties are different and should be left to professionals to avoid damage. The older a building the more urgent this need.

Cleaning Methods

We are fully aware of the negative implications that abrasive cleaning can present. Our management team carefully evaluates the substrate prior to commencement of work. Small tests are conducted on several elevations to determine the proper combination of our proprietary restoration formulas. Once we have selected the best formulas for the job, our trained technicians are authorized to begin the restoration process. A combination of soft bristle brushing, proprietary restoration solution, low pressure and hot water are the ingredients for a successful exterior restoration cleaning job.

White iron ore brick for example can be a delicate material to handle. Washing this kind of material carelessly can cause magnesium stains. Again, using our low pressure, warm water process while cleaning white iron ore brick prevents the development of these stains.

That is the kind of care that we take in handling our projects. Additionally, our company uses ONLY environmentally responsible solutions that pose no harm to the surroundings and will not cause any future damage of the property. Envirowash Inc. is LEAD-Safe and an EPA certified company.

You can trust us to care about your historic buildings and structures just as much as you do.

About Envirowash

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Pressure Washing | Sealing | Restoration | Energy Efficiency

Since 2001, Envirowash has been washing homes and commercial buildings in the Richmond, VA area. In 2012, we opened a new location in Virginia Beach to service the Norfolk / Tidewater areas providing professional exterior maintenance services. Our staff has a combined 75+ years of experience pressure washing buildings, so we’ve cleaned just about everything that can be power washed. We are fully insured to handle any and all of exterior cleaning needs - from concrete, to siding, to roof shingles, to fences and more.


Envirowash Better Business Bureau Richmond, VA and Virginia Beach, VAEPA certified pressure washing company in Virginia Beach and Richmond, VA. SWAM certified pressure washing company in Richmond, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. Pressure washer on Angie's List in Richmond, VA and Virginia Beach, VA.

Office Locations

Richmond Metro &
Surrounding Areas:

1533 Willis Rd
Richmond, VA 23237

Virginia Beach &
Surrounding Areas:

512-C Ocean Trace Arch,
Virginia Beach, VA 23451