Pressure Washer a machine that sends out a strong stream of water, used for cleaning things. So what is pressure washing? It is the use of a pressure washer to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, chewing gum, and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles, and concrete surfaces.
So why pressure washing?
You need your home cleaned but is pressure washing the best way to do that?
This is a difficult subject in the exterior cleaning industry because most individuals don’t understand that not every surface can be straight pressure washed, rather most surfaces need to be soft washed.
Soft washing is a low pressure wash using specialized solutions to safely remove mildew, bacteria, algae, and other organic stains from roofs and other building exteriors. It is a form of pressure washing but is differentiated in name due to the complications created from individuals who do not know the difference.
What can be pressure washed and what can be soft washed?
Concrete can be pressure washed with a surface cleaner to ensure the best outcome. Roofs and siding however can only be soft washed. Again this creates even more discussions as some sidings and special materials need even more education to be properly cleaned. Pressure washing the exterior of you home can be detrimental to your home just as not cleaning it can be. It can create what we call “Zoro marks” on the exterior of your home which is a bunch of ugly lines and streaks that are created on the exterior of you home from high pressure being directly applied to your property. It can also damage your siding and roof bending the siding or completely ripping it off as well as your roofing. If not done properly and professionally you might as well just buy all new exteriors.
So why should I have it cleaned at all?
Leaving the exterior of your home dirty can create detrimental issues as well harmful molds are common on your home and can create many health issues. They also break down the exterior of your home eventually causing rot.
Hiring a professional licensed and insured exterior cleaner will save your money, your house, and your family. It can save your money as you won’t need to pay out large sums of money to replace damaged materials. It can save your home as it is a preventative measure for future potential damages. It can save your family from many respiratory and other health issues. It also simply feels good to see your home so clean.