Five Things You Need To Ask Before You Hire Someone To Pressure Wash Your Deck In Maryland

Finding a deck pressure washing or wood restoration company in Maryland is easier than it used to be. A simple search on the internet for deck cleaning, wood restoration or pressure washing can result in thousands of results for Maryland pressure washing companies that would be happy to pressure wash the deck on your home.

Before hiring any deck pressure washing company, Ask These 5 Questions!

1. How long have you been pressure washing decks? Over 80% of pressure washing companies in Maryland fail within their first five years of business due to bad planning, lawsuits or bad service.

2. Do you have proper training for pressure washing decks? Pressure washing isn’t as simple as most people think. Too much pressure can force water behind siding or damage wood and even concrete! We suggest finding a pressure washing company through The Power Washers Of North America.

3. Do you use professional grade cleaners that are designed for the surface you are cleaning? Many contractors use home made recipes, bleach or other products from big box stores for cleaning decks. The products can cause damage to the deck surface if not used carefully. Professional grade pressure washing products are designed to give better results and outperform products from local hardware stores. If your paying for quality service, you deserve to get the best products available!

4. What type of deck sealers do you use on wood surfaces? Manufacturers spend millions of dollars a year to promote their products but they don’t tell you that linseed oil, (one of the most popular oils in deck sealers) is actually food for mildew! They also don’t say that surface coating agents which are usually found in hardware stores may actually allow problems to occure to the woods natural fibers. Make sure the contractor you hire is using a deck sealer that you can trust to meet your requirements. We highly recommend Ready Seal Deck Sealer.

5. Are you licensed, bonded and insured? Maryland law requires anyone that seals decks or does any type of repairs to hold a Maryland Home Improvement License. Unfortunately the MHIC does not require it for the cleaning process which is where most damage occurs. Insurance is your only protection so make sure they have it!

Precious Moments Spent at Mom and Tina’s Cafe

Moments spent with my favorite people in the world are priceless. It feels great to bond with friends over yummy foods but nothing feels more celebrated and wonderful than to dine out and bond with your family. Since my Papa passed away last March, my sister and I made it a point to treat my mom out as often as we could.

For that one special date with my mom, we decided to try Mom and Tina’s Cafe. I’ve been hearing and reading a lot of yummy things about it that’s why I was so perked up to give this resto a try.

Immediately after I saw the fresh from the Christmas story book look of the resto’s facade, I fell in love with it. It was like I could feel that very moment that I’m going to enjoy my stay there. Off we went in. If from the outside, Mom and Tina’s looked like it was photographed from a Christmas story book, wait till you get inside. The place is very cozy and laid-back, like you are suddenly toted to the animated cosmos of Cafe World or perhaps, being carried inside the dainty Gingerbread House. Picture this: sunny Sunday mornings spent with your family; Dad is reading newspaper by the veranda, Mom is baking a delicious goodie in the kitchen, your brother and sister playing together in the sala, and you’re reading a feel-good book by the corner window.

I would love to sit in one of the printed stripes couches but they’re all occupied so we just settled on one of the corner tables. The cheerful waiter handed us the menu which I find cute since it’s printed on a Papemelroti stationery or some Earth-friendly paper which I find so novel. Mama ordered for meaty spaghetti (P125) which is kind of usual, but it’s her taste buds anyway. My sister got Chicken Alexander (P160) while I went for Chicken Spinach Lasagna (P150). Since all three of aren’t afraid of diabetes attack, we immediately ordered the bakeshop’s signature desserts and asked the waiter to serve it and the pasta all at once. We ordered Sanzrival (P50), Oreo Cheesecake (P125), andToblerone Walnut Torte (90).

When we got our orders, I was a bit dismayed when I saw the small serving. When I started indulging myself in the yummy goodness of my Chicken Spinach Lasagna, I realized you should not really judge a book by its cover-or in this case, a porridge cup. Really, I felt so full and bloated after I finished eating the Lasagna. I think at least 2-3 people could share in one serving of Mom and Tina’s pasta. It’s just too full and tasty that you will need a helping hand eating it:-) By the way, all pastas are served with garlic bread rolls which taste good, too:-)

It’s actually a different story with their desserts. I think I could eat the entire piece myself and there’s no way I would be needing a helping hand on that, especially with the Sanzrival. All three cakes we ordered were delightfully good but my taste bud voted for Sanzrival as the best. Some cakes come in regular or large orders but I suggest you go for the regular size if you want to try on their other cakes.

I am definitely coming back to Mom and Tina’s! I would love to try out their French Vinaigrette and the famous Shepherd’s Pie plus the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich. And of course, I would definitely hold a DON’T MIND ABOUT DIABETES day when I go back there and order Caramel Profiterole, Mango Walnut Torte, White Toblerone Walnut Torte, Baked Oreo Cheesecake, and whatever sweets I’d love to gorge on at this bakeshop.

Sweet moments with two of my favorite people spent in the cozy corner of Mom and Tina’s Bakery Cafe:-)

Mom and Tina’s Bakery Cafe is located at:

* Perea corner De La Rosa, Makati City

Telephone: +632 894 3598, 840-4299

* 106 E. Rodriguez Jr, Avenue Ugong, Pasig City

Telephone: +632 571-1540 to 41, 914-0833