How Drones are Changing the Pressure Washing Landscape

Apr 25, 2021

If you’ve gotten to know the All Brite Pressure Washing & More Brand on Instagram, Faceook, TikTok, Youtube, or by others means you probably have noticed we enjoy sharing time-lapse videos. Time-lapse videos allow us to display the quality of our work beginning to end. One way we’re able to capture that work is through our drones. Owner Mike LaBruno is a Certified Drone Pilot and had to pass his Federal Aviation Administration Small UAS Rule (Part 107) Test to be able to fly drones. Drones are not only changing the way we capture video of our work but they also help us to inspect gutter systems and roofs before and after completing a project. Lastly, some companies even have the technology to use drones to complete the cleaning by attaching the pressure washing wand directly to the drone! We’ll cover all this in detail throughout this blog. 

The Drone Industry

Originally designed by the military, drones are a fast growing and relatively new commercial technology that started in the mid 2000s. To show the insane growth of drones, from 2006-2013 an average of 2 permits per year were issued for drones. After CEO Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon would be using drones for shipping, drone permits jumped to 1,000 in 2015, tripled to 3,100 in 2016, and have steadily grown since. Drones were initially used to help with disaster relief situations and have since been used in many applications. Some common uses are photography and videography, spray pesticides and crop-dusting, for fun as a hobby, and even pressure washing.  

Remote 107 Pilot Certificate

The Federal Aviation Administration have a difficult challenge. On one hand they have to protect the safety of the national airspace from overcrowding or dangerous pilots, however, they don’t want to discourage new drone pilots from taking up the hobby. This led to the creation of the Remote 107 Pilot Certificate in 2016. This certificate imposes flight rules and restriction for commercial drone pilots and is required before operating a drone legally. The guidelines state that any person who uses drones for profit or in the aid of business under 55 pounds is required to get a certificate. Here’s a link to the FAA website if you’re interested in learning more about getting a Remote Pilot Certificate.  

How All Brite Uses Drone for Marketing

If you’ve had a chance to follow All Brite on Instagram, Facebook, or various other social media channels then you know we’re passionate about using drone videos whenever possible. Time lapse videos before beginning a project allow us to inspect a roof or gutter system. Following the pressure washing job or gutter cleaning, we can also capture the essence of why pressure washing is so appealing as it offers a unique view of roofs and gutters. Not only can we display the craftsmanship of our work, but we can also inspect the quality of it. Drone videos give us a bird’s eye view of entire roof or gutter system to let us know if we missed a spot.

Lucid Drone Technologies

As we’ve developed our marketing and used drones to make our pressure washing experience better for customers, we came across an incredible company in Lucid Drone Technologies. Lucid Drone Technologies is a drone development company out of Charlotte, NC that has perfected the ability to attach a pressure washing system to the drone. This means instead of dangerously stepping on a ladder for those hard to reach places, their drones have the capability to do all the heavy lifting for you! To learn more about Lucid Drone Technologies, check out this link to their website