Ridgeville is one of the best places to live in the United States. Between city's history, its location, food, people, and climate, few places mix southern hospitality with laid-back vibes, quite like Ridgeville. As locals, we love calling The Holy City home, but living here comes with its challenges, especially if you are a home or business owner.
Due to the tropical-like weather and high humidity, surfaces like concrete and wood are often riddled with algae and mold, in addition to common grime and dirt. These natural occurrences can affect the beauty of your home or place of business, resulting in an unkempt, neglected look. That's where Palmetto Pressure Clean Ridgeville comes in - to restore your home or your business back to its original beauty and prevent unsightly growth and grime from re-occurring over time.
When it comes to pressure washing in Ridgeville, SC, we strive to provide our customers with industry-leading service, every time we are hired. While some pressure washing companies in Ridgeville are known for lazy workers and mediocre services, we make it a point to exceed our customer's expectations. We do so by prioritizing quick responses, extra-hard work, ongoing training, and excellent customer service. We stand behind our work - check out our reviews on Google!
We're the best choice to protect your home or business not only from mold and mildew but from bugs, bird's nests, spider webs, and potential damage caused by less experienced pressure washers in Ridgeville. Our customer's health, happiness, and satisfaction always come first. We are a licensed, insured pressure washing company in Ridgeville. When you hire our company, know that we will treat your home as if it were our own.
At the end of the day, our mission is simple: give our customers top-notch service and beautiful results while remaining friendly, approachable, and helpful. We specialize in two forms of pressure washing: residential and commercial. Keep reading to learn more about our pressure washer process and the benefits of each type of service.
Residential Pressure Washing in
When you own a home in the Lowcountry, its exterior is constantly exposed to the elements, resulting in mildew, dirt, and pollen. When not properly cleaned, the exterior surfaces of your home like brick, stucco, and vinyl suffer. With time, they can even break down. At Palmetto Pressure Clean Ridgeville, we use a specially-crafted cleaning solution and time-tested techniques to remove hazardous contaminants safely and effectively.
Unlike some pressure washers in Ridgeville, we use a no-to-low pressure washing strategy for residential properties. Also called "soft washing," this process includes washing and rinsing your windows, along with the exterior face of your gutters. High-pressure tactics are effective against mildew, but they run the risk of causing damage to your siding and windows. Our soft wash cleaner is specifically designed to remove mildew and algae gently, yet effectively from many porous surfaces. Our professional pressure washers also manually brush your gutters with a stain-removing agent to remove unsightly black streaks.
Our soft pressure washing process not only cleans your home but protects it from high-pressure techniques that damage your paint and siding. With soft washing, you won't have to worry about diminished curb appeal or reduced resale value of your home.
These techniques use gentle water pressure and at the same time, apply an environmentally friendly cleaning solution to remove contaminants. With this strategy, your plants and other landscaped areas won't suffer any damage, which is why many homeowners prefer going this route. Once the cleaning agent has removed mold, algae, etc., our team thoroughly rinses the exterior of your home. After rinsing, your home will be left with a squeaky-clean appearance that will make your neighbors jealous in the best way possible.
Our residential pressure washing services don't end with soft washing. Here is a quick glance at a few other commonly requested services from homeowners just like you:
High-pressure cleaning with hot water. Our high-pressure cleaning services are great for many different surfaces, like concrete, brick, and stone.
Gutter and roof debris removal with subsequent flush and removal of bagged debris from property.
Low-to-no pressure roof treatment to remove black staining and unsightly streaks resulting from algae, mold, and other contaminants.
Cleaning of wood decks, fences, docks, decks, and more.
Benefits of Residential Pressure Washing in Ridgeville, SC
Your home's exterior is exposed to harsh elements all the time. After all, its job is to keep the elements out so that you can enjoy life inside your home. Natural conditions like wind, dirt, sun, UV rays, birds, bugs, and insects - not to mention things like smoke, acid rain, and car exhaust - are constantly beating on your home. With time, your home becomes discolored, soiled, and even damaged.
If you own a home in Ridgeville, pressure washing is the most efficient and effective way to keep your home's exterior clean while safeguarding your time, family, and investment.
A few of the most common benefits of pressure washing include:
Pressure Washing Prevents Damage
When moisture builds up in the summer and winter months, it can cause serious damage to your home's surfaces. Should you let grime or stains remain on your exterior surfaces for a long time, it can result in permanent damage. Contaminants like mold actually feed off of your paint and other finishes, essentially removing these accents from your home. Throw in hard-to-reach areas like cracks and crevices that are notorious for mildew growth, and there's a lot of potential damage waiting.
Fortunately, a professional pressure washer in Ridgeville, SC, can remove dirt, grime, mold, and other contaminants that can cause damage over time. This protects your investment and helps keep your family healthy.
Pressure Washing Primes Surfaces for Painting
If you have plans to resurface, refinish, or repaint exterior portions of your home, pressure cleaning is a great way to prep your work area. By removing all grime and dirt from your work surface, you can be sure that you're working on a smooth, clean area free of grit. Pressure wash first if you're planning on other projects like re-staining your deck or refinishing your in-ground pool. Doing so will help your outdoor surfaces hold their new finish easier.
Pressure Washing Protects Your Family
According to the ACAAI, some of the most common allergic triggers are mold, dust mites, pollen, and mildew. These contaminants can be harmful to your health. Having your home and its surfaces pressure washed at least once a year can be very beneficial for your family's health. This is especially true for people who are sensitive to allergens and mold. By removing contaminants and allergens from your home's surfaces, you can help prevent your family from getting sick. One of the best times to consider pressure washing your home is in springtime, when allergens are present. Our eco-friendly pressure washing solution will help remove and kill fungus, algae, mold, and even bacteria.
Commercial Pressure Washing in Ridgeville, SC
If you own a business with a storefront, you know how important first impressions can be. When customers walk up to your store and see it covered in mold, mildew, dirt, and grime, they may have second thoughts about buying your products. After all, if you can't take the time to make your business presentable for customers, why would you put any effort into the service or product that you're selling?
At Palmetto Pressure Clean Ridgeville, we work with business owners across Ridgeville who know the value of a professionally cleaned storefront. Some just don't have the time to pressure wash their business themselves. Others prefer to rely on our team of professional pressure washers to get the job done right the first time. Whatever your commercial pressure washing needs may be, we are here to help.
We offer our unmatched pressure washing services to a number of different businesses and organizations in Ridgeville, including:
- Business Storefronts
- Dumpster Pads
- Much More!
Call our office today at 843-593-6815 to learn more about our commercial pressure washing process, and to set up quarterly or monthly service to keep your storefront looking fresh and clean.
Benefits of Commercial Pressure Washing in Ridgeville, SC
When your commercial property takes a beating from the weather in Chucktown, the best way to achieve a clean, new look is with professional pressure washing. Our team uses high-pressure washing solutions for areas like parking lots, sidewalks, masonry, and concrete. We then use low-pressure washing techniques on your siding, windows, and other areas that need a gentler touch.
Additional benefits of commercial pressure washing include:
Commercial Pressure Washing Means Fewer Repairs
With time, dirt and grime will build up on your commercial structure's sides and roof. When you pressure wash regularly, you can prevent rot from taking hold in areas where fences, sidewalks, gutters, and other hard surfaces are common. In fact, our cleaning solutions can help prevent serious structural damage caused by mold, mildew, algae, and other contaminants.
Commercial Pressure Washing Helps Curb Appeal
If you are a business owner with a storefront, you have probably spent hours of time and thousands of dollars updating your facade. But when you don't take proper care of your businesses' exterior, all that time and money go to waste. Doing so gives customers a great first impression before they walk into your store. Additionally, you will almost certainly get higher offers on your store if it has been pressure washed and cleaned prior to listing it for sale.
Commercial Pressure Washing Creates a Healthier Environment
Pressure washing makes any commercial building cleaner, making it a healthier environment for customers and employees. Customers just feel better and more at ease when they shop in a store that is well cared for. They are also more likely to spend more time in your business and become repeat customers. Not only will customers enjoy the benefits of a cleaner building, but so will your employees. They'll be healthier, happier, and won't have to worry about health concerns from mold, mildew, and fungus. Happy, healthy employees mean more satisfied customers, which ultimately benefits your bottom line.
Trust the Palmetto Pressure Clean Difference
At Palmetto Pressure Clean Ridgeville, we are passionate about delivering quality pressure cleaning services for residential and commercial needs. We are committed to excellence, meaning our carefully selected pressure washers pay extra attention to detail and quality in every task they perform. We truly value each job, no matter how large or small they may be. Unlike some of our competitors in Ridgeville, we want to build relationships with our clients. We strive to get to know every home and business owner that we have the privilege of serving. Whether we're pressure washing a historic home off Queen Street or a popular business off King Street, we always aim to exceed expectations.
Interested in learning more info about our pressure washing services in Ridgeville? Curious whether pressure washing is appropriate for your home or business? Ready to set up an appointment? Our stellar team of customer service professionals is here to help, even if you have a couple of simple questions to ask.
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Latest News in Ridgeville, SC
New technology in Volvo’s SC-built EX90 aims to end back-seat child entrapments
The new all-electric sport-utility vehicle that Volvo Cars will build at its Ridgeville plant beginning next year will help the automaker fulfill a safety promise it made three years ago.The EX90 will be its first vehicle to be equipped with a reminder system that would alert a driver if a backseat passenger is locked inside when the car isn’t running. The feature is designed to address potentially deadly instances where children could be trapped in hot vehicles for hours if their parents forget...
The new all-electric sport-utility vehicle that Volvo Cars will build at its Ridgeville plant beginning next year will help the automaker fulfill a safety promise it made three years ago.
The EX90 will be its first vehicle to be equipped with a reminder system that would alert a driver if a backseat passenger is locked inside when the car isn’t running. The feature is designed to address potentially deadly instances where children could be trapped in hot vehicles for hours if their parents forget about them.
Volvo and other automakers in the U.S. pledged to install rear seat reminders in all new vehicles by 2025.
The company said in an Oct. 30 regulatory filing that its EX90 will use a series of radar sensors in the overhead console, roof-mounted reading lamps and cargo area “to detect even tiny movements” throughout the car.
“Currently, most rear seat reminder alerts only notify the driver to check the rear seat when they turn off the engine, but this new system will alert the driver when there is an attempt to lock the vehicle,” Volvo said in a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation. “If the driver tries to lock the vehicle while a child or animal is detected inside, the lock function is disabled, and an alert is displayed on the center console screen.”
The vehicle’s climate system will also remain on when occupants are detected in order to reduce the risk of heatstroke or hypothermia. The feature will be standard on all EX90s.
The EX90 eventually will replace Volvo’s popular, gas-powered XC90 sport-utility vehicle and will be built starting next year alongside the S60 sedan and the Polestar 3 high-performance SUV for Volvo’s sister brand. The seven-seat EX90 will have a base list price of $80,000 and will be available online and in showrooms in 2024.
Eveon Containers Inc., which sells shipping containers online, said it plans to set up its North American headquarters in the Charleston area.
The privately held start-up from the Netherlands sells decommissioned 20-foot and 40-foot metal and wood cargo containers from 30 hubs throughout the United States. Its headquarters are in Rotterdam, with additional operations in Germany and Canada.
The containers are available for purchase online with delivery available nationwide within five to 10 business days.
“We don’t just sell containers, we sell opportunities for customers to launch a business, start a pop-up restaurant or simply to save money on storage,” Eveon CEO Aad Storm said in a written statement. “With 45 million containers in the world, our goal is to recycle, repurpose and reduce emissions one container at a time. We believe these containers, once retired from sea, can serve another purpose on land.”
Rene Dentiste Mueller, a professor of international marketing at the College of Charleston, has been named co-chair of the South Carolina International Trade Coalition, which provides services to help businesses export their products to foreign markets.
“Ninety-five percent of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S. To be successful in today’s market, firms need to seek international opportunities,” Mueller said in a written statement.
The coalition is made up of government agencies, trade associations, educational institutions and other organizations. In addition to fostering exports, the coalition provides training and educational outreach programs to S.C. companies.
At the CofC, Mueller is the director of the international business program and the Global Business Resource Center. The center, housed within the School of Business, supports the development of international education opportunities so students can learn skills needed to compete in today’s globalized economy.
Walmart’s new Ridgeville distribution center brings over 1,000 jobs
RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Walmart’s $220 million-dollar international distribution center in Ridgeville is now open for business.Officials from Dorchester County and Gov. Henry McMaster spoke at the grand opening on Friday.“This is just one more sign of our great prosperity that’s going to keep on going,” McMaster says. “This is one of the three largest such distribution centers in the world.”So far, Walmart has hired over 900 associates and they are looking to hire a total of 1,300 fu...
RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Walmart’s $220 million-dollar international distribution center in Ridgeville is now open for business.
Officials from Dorchester County and Gov. Henry McMaster spoke at the grand opening on Friday.
“This is just one more sign of our great prosperity that’s going to keep on going,” McMaster says. “This is one of the three largest such distribution centers in the world.”
So far, Walmart has hired over 900 associates and they are looking to hire a total of 1,300 full-time employees. The Walmart distribution center is expected to increase the Port of Charleston’s volume by 5 percent, bringing them more jobs as well.
Jeffrey Holzbauer, General Manager of Imports with Walmart says this center will have a huge impact on Dorchester County. Not only for the number of jobs they are bringing but the pay rate as well.
Along with the distribution center, there are 122 retail stores in the state. In total, Walmart employs over 30,000 associates in South Carolina.
This will be the 5th distribution facility in the state, and its impact will reach farther than South Carolina. The center will supply 850 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores across the southeast.
Holzbauer says over the past few years keeping shelves in stores stocked has been an issue. The distribution center’s main purpose is to limit situations like that happening by making sure the right stores have the right products at the right time.
“Trailers come in from the port, folks then unload them,” Holzbauer says. “They go to a storage rack until a store is running low on inventory. Then we send associates to pick that product, take it to the ship dock, and put it in containers that’s destined for a regional distribution center.”
The town of Ridgeville was chosen for the distribution center for a few reasons. It’s strategically located relatively close to the port of Charleston. Holzbauer says there were a lot of qualified associates in the area, and there’s access to major transportation channels to get their products to their stores as fast as possible.
South Carolina Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome says this building could be the tip of the iceberg for a county focused on business.
“We own this whole industrial campus, except we granted this to Walmart, so we’re working on other projects out here,” Newsome says. “I think there’s a number of distribution projects that can come here because of the location between I-26 and I-95.”
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Volvo Cars Outlook Deteriorating As Profit Dives
Premium sector wannabe Volvo Car’s 3rd quarter operating profit fell by about a third as competitors in Europe reported strong earnings, and Moody’s Investors Service changed its outlook for a rating change to a less favorable “stable” from “positive”.Over the next year and a half, profitability will weaken as sales contract, Moody’s said in a report. Investment bank UBS doesn’t expect positive free cash flow until 2025....
Premium sector wannabe Volvo Car’s 3rd quarter operating profit fell by about a third as competitors in Europe reported strong earnings, and Moody’s Investors Service changed its outlook for a rating change to a less favorable “stable” from “positive”.
Over the next year and a half, profitability will weaken as sales contract, Moody’s said in a report. Investment bank UBS doesn’t expect positive free cash flow until 2025.
Volvo, which owns nearly half of electric car maker Polestar and is itself majority owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, has reported 3rd quarter operating profit fell to 2.1 billion Swedish crowns ($197 million) from 3.3 billion ($310 million) a year ago. Part of Volvo was floated on the stock market about a year ago.
BMW and Mercedes had warned shareholders after reporting strong profits for the period that 2023 would be challenging for their bottom lines. Volvo talked about how its sales were likely to be slightly lower in 2022, after a previous forecast they would improve, but no word on profit.
Volvo did grab some favorable headlines earlier this month when it unveiled its EX90 SUV flagship electric vehicle which will go on sale in the U.S. in 2024. The EX90 will be built at Volvo’s Ridgeville, South Carolina, factory.
Moody’s was more concerned with current difficulties.
“A rating upgrade has become unlikely over the next 12-18 months because of the more challenging automotive sector environment, a weakening profitability prompted by high raw material costs, and a sales contraction due to a delay in car deliveries as a consequence of supply chain constraints,” Moody’s analyst Matthias Heck said in the report.
Heck said Volvo benefits from moderate leverage and strong liquidity and expects medium-term profit margin improvements.
“While the macro environment in 2023 is a challenge, numerous new model launches and the gradual unwinding of the supply-chain related delayed car deliveries should provide support,” Heck said.
Volvo’s long-term targets include an improvement in profitability to an 8 to 10% EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) range by 2025 compared with an average of about 6% between 2016 and 2019. Moody’s expects some improvement but in the current environment it is likely to be “muted”.
“The expectation of margin improvement is driven by new model launches, like the EX90, efficiency measures and scale effects, especially at Polestar, as well as price increases,” according to the Moody’s report.
The EX90 competes with the Mercedes EQE, Tesla Model X and BMW iX1. Much of the EX90’s engineering is based on the recently launched Polestar 3.
Polestar reported a smaller operating loss of $196 million in the 3rd quarter, down from a loss of $292 million a year ago.
UBS has a sell rating on Volvo and said in a report late last month most mid-decade targets will be difficult to reach.
“On volume, we are cautious about the demand destruction risk in 2023, and intensifying competition in Volvo’s core segments and regions. Further, Volvo has a small market share in a fragmented battery-electric vehicle premium market. We do not forecast positive free cash flow until 2025. The current valuation premium compared to peers is unjustified, in our view,” the report said.
After an initial spurt on the stock market after the initial float to a peak of just over 90 crowns in January, Volvo’s share price has been on a roller-coaster, mainly downward, slide close to 43 crowns in late October. It spurted to just under 60 crowns last week, before plunging down again to close Friday at 50.67 crowns.
Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics Establishing Operations in Dorchester County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics, a specialist in modern cold storage solutions, today announced plans to establish operations in Dorchester County. The more than $70 million investment will create 69 new jobs.Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics is a third-party cold chain services provider that focuses on handling, storage, distribution and value-added services for the food industry. The company works to bridge supply ga...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics, a specialist in modern cold storage solutions, today announced plans to establish operations in Dorchester County. The more than $70 million investment will create 69 new jobs.
Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics is a third-party cold chain services provider that focuses on handling, storage, distribution and value-added services for the food industry. The company works to bridge supply gaps within the cold chain industry through modern cold storage warehouse development and services.
Located at Ridgeville Industrial Campus, Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics’ new operation will support high-volume throughput handling services including a variety of value-added services, full pallet handling, case picking and transportation management. The company will utilize the Port of Charleston to support both import and export trade.
The facility is expected to be operational by early 2024. Individuals interested in joining the Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics team should visit the company’s careers page.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. The council also approved a $250,000 Set-Aside grant to assist with the costs of building improvements.
“We are extremely excited about this project and want to express our sincere thanks to the South Carolina Ports Authority, Dorchester County, our Saxum Real Estate partners, the Governor and the Department of Commerce in the great state of South Carolina for their support. We are very bullish on the Charleston market — the advantages of the Port of Charleston as a Southeast gateway out of and into the U.S. — and on our ability to provide the specialized and unique handling and storage services that will be required for retailers, frozen and refrigerated food manufacturers, and fruit and produce importers to grow their market share in the region. Most importantly, we are proud to bring new jobs to Dorchester County and the surrounding communities.”-Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics Chief Executive Officer Chris Hughes
“The demand for efficient food distribution across the United States will only continue to grow, and it’s innovative companies like Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics that are answering the call and addressing supply gaps. We are proud to welcome this company to Dorchester County, and look forward to the positive impact they will make in South Carolina and on the U.S. food supply chain.”-Gov. Henry McMaster
“We are excited to welcome Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics to Dorchester County and celebrate the 69 new jobs that the company will create. South Carolina’s talented workforce, ideal East Coast location and efficient infrastructure network make our state the perfect location for Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics’ new operations.”-Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“South Carolina Ports is thrilled to support Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics’ impressive new cold storage facility at SC Ports’ Ridgeville Industrial Campus. Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics’ investment will bring substantial new cold storage capacity to the Charleston market. SC Ports has expanded on-terminal refrigerated cargo capacity and capabilities to efficiently handle fresh, refrigerated and frozen imports and exports. The booming Southeast market and growing population requires more cold storage capacity, and Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics’ new operation will further support retailers’ and grocers’ supply chains.” -SC Ports President and Chief Executive Officer Barbara Melvin
“We welcome Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics to Dorchester County. We are excited to offer advanced world-class port logistics and a healthy business-minded environment to support their growth and ensure that their investment here will be successful.”-Dorchester County Council Chairman Bill Hearn
FIVE FAST FACTS
· Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics is establishing operations in Dorchester County.
· More than $70 million investment will create 69 new jobs.
· Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics is a specialist in modern cold storage solutions.
· Located at Ridgeville Industrial Campus in Ridgeville, S.C.
· Individuals interested in joining the Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics team should visit the company’s careers page.
Volvo recalls plug-in hybrids over power loss?
Ridgeville, SC – November 7, 2022 – Volvo (OTCMKTS:VLVLY) has issued a recall for 15,674 plug-in hybrid vehicles whose combustion engines could fail to engage once the battery is depleted. This would cause the vehicle to lose power while driving and increase the risk of a crash. The problem is the result of a Volvo software issue.The recall covers the following models:Recall summaryPlug-in hybrid vehicles have an electric motor with a high-voltage battery and a combustion engine th...
Ridgeville, SC – November 7, 2022 – Volvo (OTCMKTS:VLVLY) has issued a recall for 15,674 plug-in hybrid vehicles whose combustion engines could fail to engage once the battery is depleted. This would cause the vehicle to lose power while driving and increase the risk of a crash. The problem is the result of a Volvo software issue.
The recall covers the following models:
Plug-in hybrid vehicles have an electric motor with a high-voltage battery and a combustion engine that takes over in certain circumstances to give the vehicle more range. The electrical drive has a cooling system to prevent it from becoming too hot. This system is managed by a computer called the electronic control module (ECM), which instructs it to increase cooling flow as temperatures rise.
In the affected vehicles, a software error can cause the Volvo ECM to incorrectly set the cooling flow to zero when maximum cooling is needed. If this happens, the system would “tell” the combustion engine not to start.
If this occurs when the vehicle is moving, the vehicle will not be able to switch from electric to combustion and the car will stall when the high-voltage battery runs out.
Drivers may notice a dim “Propulsion System Service Required” message on the instrument panel upon starting the car; while this message is displayed the vehicle can run on electric power. Before the vehicle is set to switch over to the combustion engine, a second warning in the form of a turtle icon will appear, and the vehicle’s speed will be limited to about 47 miles per hour. If the two messages are ignored, a “Stop Safely” message will appear as the battery runs out and the vehicle will lose propulsion.
Other Volvo recalls
In May 2022, Volvo issued a recall for 5,351 hybrid SUVs over malfunctioning accelerator pedals. These could result in the vehicle unintentionally accelerating or decelerating, presenting an increased risk of a crash, injury and property damage.
In November 2021, Volvo recalled 194,546 cars over exploding driver’s side airbags that could release shrapnel toward the vehicle’s occupants, increasing the risk of injury.
Dealers will update the ECM software on the affected vehicles free of charge.
Affected owners will be notified on or around December 8, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 15,000 vehicles are affected by this plug-in hybrid recall. To check for Volvo XC90 recalls and more, run a Volvo recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.