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Power washing in Durham?

I've decided that its not worth fighting the HOA on this issue with the power washing of the house and need to find someone immediately. I will get my say with the HOA later on, but I need to get the ball rolling now to avoid potential fines.

Is there a power washer that anyone can recommend? Under the current water restrictions homeowners cannot do their own power washing. However, vendors that have acquired a permit from Durham are allowed to do power washing for hire (and they must be on that list).

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geometrician
Apr. 25th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
May we never live in one of those little autocracies. One of my coworkers lives in a development that requires homeowners to spend $15,000 every five years on landscaping that is visible from the road. WTF? And you can't do it yourself, you have to hire from an approved list of landscapers.

I couldn't deal with it. I would paint my front door the most obnoxious color I could, and have flashing lights on my house year-round.

EDIT: Sorry... I meant that in a much friendlier way than it sounded.

Edited at 2008-04-25 08:52 pm (UTC)
snowboardjoe
Apr. 25th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
You're fine, I knew what you meant. This HOA is normally pretty reasonable. This one decision is a bit much and it's coming from the management group. I'm having a great deal of trouble reaching the board as I really want to show my displeasure with Talis Management.

Right now they've got me on a technicality (yes, there are restrictions on water, but there is an approved list). It's really hard to find one I can trust though. I already looked up two on the list and can't find any contact information.

I'm fine with enforcing people to mow their silly lawn when it's up to your knees or getting rid of broken down cars (cracked windshield and flat tire on the curb). This power washing issue is just a bit ridiculous under these current restrictions. The HOA as a whole has a duty to conserve water and here they are demanding I waste it to make my house look pretty. That's unreasonable.
dan4behr
Apr. 25th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
Maybe the list has been updated:
I've used squeakyclean out of Chapel Hill 3 times now and been pleased. However they're not on the list which surprises me. Perhaps they've got their paperwork going and will be added soon? Maybe it's worth a call to them. They came recommended to me and I've been happy with them...

http://www.squeakycleannc.com/index.html
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