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Licensed & Insured Aquatic Herbicide Weed Control #CM19510
Serving All of Central Florida
Proud To Be Eco-Friendly
PWC works closely with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and local agencies on all aquatic spray projects

Sep
17
2018

Is aquatic herbicide spraying safe for my waterfront?

When you see someone in a personal protection equipment suit (PPE) you generally think what they are doing is dangerous. Is aquatic herbicide spraying safe for my waterfront? You may also wonder whether or not the product is a risk to your family and animals.

Aquatic herbicides are very highly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They are safe for animals and non-target plants when applied correctly by a licensed applicator per the product label.

Getting a product registered for aquatic use with the EPA is one of the most complicated processes. Aquatic herbicides are specially formulated to control or kill pond algae and certain aquatic plants. Most importantly, these products are prohibited from marine use if they pose more than a one in a million chance of causing significant damage to the environment, wildlife or human health. Companies that have managed to manufacture EPA-approved aquatic herbicides spend numerous years of research and millions of dollars formulating safe and effective products.

These products still must be applied only by a licensed applicator and following specific product labeling. When you see an aquatic herbicide applicator applying these products to your waterway, you can be sure that they receive constant training to maintain a working knowledge of every product they use and each product's proper handling techniques.

The PPE that they're wearing is for their safety from exposure to concentrated amounts of these aquatic herbicides, which elevates their time of exposure and level of hazard. Their exposure to these products is much higher than that of the average person. Wearing the proper safety equipment is essential to their safety, but is in no way an indication of the nature of the applied products.

So is aquatic herbicide spraying safe for my waterfront? Yes, it is safe to fish in the pond or lake and for your dog to swim in the water. There is no threat to people, pets, or wildlife in the long term when being sprayed by a professional. Some aquatic herbicide products do carry swimming and drinking water restrictions, and should always be used with this in mind. As professional applicators, we will always choose the correct product for each situation. We consider not only the results but also the use and enjoyment of the body of water as well as the needs of the communities that surround it.

If you are ready for a stunning waterfront view, contact the experts at Professional Waterfront Cleanup for a free quote.

Jul
30
2018

What makes PWC stand out above the rest?

Florida is known for many, many acres of beautiful land. Waterfront cleanup. What makes PWC stand out above the rest? A lot of this land has some waterfront properties, and when it comes to settling down, a home looks mighty nice with a lake view. But how does a homeowner keep their waterfront properties looking nice? That's where Professional Waterfront Cleanup, or PWC, comes in.

What keeps PWC a step above the rest is their commitment to specializing in the personalization of eliminating unsightly aquatic weeds from hijacking your lake view. Each client of PWC has their needs assessed, and solutions are made individually, unique to every issue.

Their primary goal is to keep your property looking serene and neat, providing customers with herbicide treatments that are specific to their needs. On top of eliminating the problem from the root (literally), PWC also cleans up the area; taking more than a little off the top to make sure each client knows the potential their waterfront property has.

No area is too big or too small for PWC to tackle! Residential areas aren't the only ones with waterfront weed issues, their services are requested by commercial businesses, golf courses, HOAs, marinas, public parks, government facilities, even retention ponds and storm drains! PWC's staff is fully trained to take on any issues surrounding various bodies of water as well, such as ponds, canals, basins, rivers, you name it.
Not only is the staff at PWC well versed in aquatic herbicide, but they also offer services in dock restoring and dredging. This eliminates the needs to hire more than one company for your waterfront needs, saving you time and money in the end.

Besides all these great qualities and benefits to hiring PWC, you also get peace in knowing that PWC works eco-friendly! Attention is paid in close detail to what goes into the herbicides and what the effects will be, as to keep everything in EPA guidelines. PWC also works closely with the FFW (Florida Fish & Wildlife) Conservation Committee, making sure to stay by the book and keep it efficient.

If your waterfront is starting to look like a swamp, it might be time to get ahold of PWC today!

Jun
11
2018

A well manicured waterfront helps to skyrocket your property values.

First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to selling your home.A well manicured waterfront helps to skyrocket your property values. You only get one chance to make an impact on your potential buyers and bring them through the front door. Sprucing up your curb appeal does more than just bring in buyers, though. Curb appeal also increases your home's resale value!

Whether you want to make high impact, significant changes, or just a few finishing touches, no matter how much money you invest in your landscaping projects, your return will be worth much more.

Quality mulch, a flagstone walkway, a few stone planters, flowering shrubs and a deciduous tree adds as much as $5,000 more to your home's sale price! Adding a few trees in the right places increases your home's value by around $7,000 and adds the benefit of lower utility bills. Who doesn't love a lower bill?

You can't put a price on adding an element of outdoor living, but adding a deck or patio to your home recoups at a rate of around 102%!

The cheapest project to do? Provide prospective buyers with a lush, barefoot-friendly lawn. Lawn maintenance including fertilization, aeration, weeding, and raking boasts an ROI of 303%. Can't go wrong with numbers like that!

Professional Waterfront Cleanup can give you a dazzling waterfront and help your property increase in value. Contact PWC today for a free estimate. 

Apr
23
2018

Add some Spring bling to your waterfront.

The birds are singing, butterflies are fluttering, and flowers are budding up out of the Earth. Add flowers to your waterfront. The air is warm, and Spring is finally here! For months the grass has been brown and not a colorful blossom in sight. Now is the time to dust off your garden tools and turn your landscape into blooming works of art. There is also a beautiful potential for a gorgeous spring scenery if you are lucky enough to live on a waterfront.

A Florida waterfront has the potential to be a lush tropical garden that attracts stunning wildlife and creates a habit for an array of different aquatic species.

Consider adding Canna, Duck Potato, or Pickleweed to create a variety of flowers to your waterside garden. The bright colors of the flowers will attract whimsical butterflies, bumblebees, and hummingbirds for a relaxing and enchanting waterside paradise.

Consider immersed plants to create an intricate oasis and home for a variety of aquatic species. Plants such as Tape Grass, Illinois Pondweed, and the free-floating Coontail are the perfect environment for many different kinds of wildlife.

Adding the right amount and kinds of aquatic plants to your waterfront will help provide oxygen, nourishment, and shelter for all kinds of amazing creatures will also giving you a stunning lakeside getaway. Read more about all the plant life that PWC can add to your waterfront. 

Mar
05
2018

Why are retention ponds so prevalent in Florida?

By: Nicole Stevens

Florida, known as the Sunshine State, has a notoriously rainy wet season. Retention Ponds In Florida

Anyone who's lived in Florida long enough can tell you, late summer and early fall brings record-breaking rainfalls each year. On average, a wet season in Florida can bring 70 inches of rain! With all that rain water, where does it all go? Florida is prevalent with retention ponds for this very reason. Without the help of all these retention ponds, hurricane season could be much more problematic than it already can be.

Ever expanding subdivisions and residential areas can be hit the hardest if there are no retention ponds present. Much of these areas have impermeable surfaces and would have nowhere for storm water to runoff too. This would induce flooding and cause other issues such as problems with the sewage lines. It's becoming a requirement in newly built neighborhoods to include a retention pond.

The main purpose of the retention ponds is to hold onto the storm runoff or any kind of runoff in general and release the water at various flow rates. The water is naturally processed without additional equipment when in a retention pond, and also improves the water quality.

Other positives that come alongside the addition of a retention pond are the new habitats are created, such as homes for various fish and amphibians, even ducks and other forms of wildlife.

All in all, retention ponds in Florida are incredibly important to the growing population and construction throughout the state. It keeps everything around it safe and dry while it constantly stays full and wet!