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Mobile pressure-washing business aims to keep things clean


Your trash bins are filthy, and a new veteran-owned Las Cruces business aims to change that. New Mexico Under Pressure (NMUP) comes directly to customers’ homes to – among other things – make those bins shine like new and smell pretty.

Owned and managed by Keith Kalson, NMUP employs pressure washers and industrial deodorizers to bring new life to residential and commercial trash and recycling containers. And garbage containers are only the tip of the trashberg.

“My mission is to help people stay healthier by cleaning the things that often go overlooked,” Kalson said. “I enjoy helping others keep their homes beautiful, and to help store fronts and other businesses put their best foot forward.”

While most businesses are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kalson opened NMUP this month as a direct result of the pandemic.

“I wanted to help people stay healthy after reading about how dirty trash cans really are,” he said. “There are 411 million bacteria per square inch in a trash bin, such as Salmonella, Listeria, and E. Coli, among viruses, bugs, maggots and mold.”

In addition to cleaning trash bins, NMUP also offers the following pressure-washing services: homes(top to bottom), driveways, sidewalks, awnings, patios, decks, swimming-pool areas, drive throughs, dumpster pads, parking lots, grease/oil spills, masonry, solar panels, windows, signs, tile/grout, grease traps, graffiti, boats/aircraft/vehicles and all types of  walls and fences.

“We also offer wood staining and sealing for wooden fences,” Kalson said.

Kalson said he offers discounts to clients who sign up for monthly or quarterly services, as well as to first responders, veterans, seniors, disabled persons and teachers.

Call 575-915-9216 or email Kalsonk22@gmail.com to make an appointment. He takes calls from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week.