Dryvit Headquarters

West Warwick, RI

Surface Material: Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS)

The Challenge

Cleaning the exterior of buildings clad with EIFS is a very tricky proposition and an important part of the routine maintenance required on EIF systems. When Dryvit(r), the nation’s leading EIFS manufacturer, needed to clean the exterior of its national headquarters in West Warwick, RI, it encountered difficulty finding an exterior cleaning company with experience cleaning EIFS with the low pressure required to maintain and protect the integrity of the surface.

The Metro Clean Solution

Metro Clean’s ability to safely and effectively clean the 45,000 square feet of exterior surface at Dryvit’s headquarters was entirely based on the company’s unique high-volume, low-pressure cleaning solution. Demonstrating the incredible speed and efficiency of the Metro Clean solution, the entire building was cleaned in the very early morning hours before employees arrived at work. The ability to complete the work quickly and safetly and without creating any disruption to the company’s business day represented a substantial benefit to the client.

The Results

To quote Victor Kiam, Dryvit officials liked the company so much “they bought the company.” “We were so impressed with the unique approach and the speed with which Metro Clean was able to accomplish its work that we immediately began discussions about purchaing the company. I can think of no greater testimonial than that,” said Steve Collins, Vice President for Marketing at Dryvit Systems, Inc.