What is power washing?
Power washing, or pressure washing, is the growing application of high pressure water spray. Produced by specially designed pumps, this spray is a hundred times more powerful than the typical garden hose.
On concrete it is used to remove unsightly mold, bubble gum, and other dirt stains. Wooden decks are returned to the look of new wood, void of graying and fatigued finishes. On houses, the appearance of siding (namely aluminum and vinyl) is greatly improved by removing pollution, mildew, and other signs of neglect.
Why should I pressure wash my home?
To keep it clean, for one. A dingy or dirty home exterior can throw curb appeal out the window and leave your home looking years older than it is. Some dirt or mold spots here or there don’t seem like much. As they sit untouched, though, they’re only going to grow. Eventually, you’ll be looking at a much more expensive fix for siding or shingles than if you’d simply pressure-washed in the first place. Not only do you keep the home looking good, you’ll be doing the routine maintenance needed to keep it working well, too.
Additionally, it’s important to put your best foot forward, whether at home or at your place of business. A home or business covered in dirt or grime isn’t exactly giving off an image of success. If you’re selling your home, you could find that the difference between a power-washed home and one that hasn’t been could add up to serious dollars when it comes to a buyer’s offer!
Are all pressure washing companies the same?
Anyone can purchase a pressure washer. Simply owning a pressure washer and advertising you offer a service don’t mean you can operate it effectively. A pressure washer in the hands of an unskilled operator can cause a great deal of damage, such as carved-up wooden surfaces, death to plants and lawn, blown-off siding, peeled paint, and even cut up or etched concrete.
What are these dark stains on my siding and can they be removed?
The dark stains you are seeing is mold. All mold needs to grow is moisture (humidity) and a food source and it will grow anywhere. Mold can be removed with low pressure and the right chemicals.
What are these black streaks on my gutters and can they be removed?
The black streaks on your gutters are in the oxidation layer of the paint. The black streaks can be removed with low pressure and the right chemicals.
What is this white powdery stuff on my masonry and can it be removed?
The white powdery stuff is called Efflorescence. It is caused when water seeps through and dissolves salts inside then evaporates leaving the salt on the surface. It can be removed with the right pressure and chemicals.
Why does wood turn gray and can you bring back out the color?
Wood turns gray because it is being exposed to water and the sun. In order to prevent your wood from turning gray, stain and seal your deck or fence every 2 years.
Have more questions? Contact us for more information about power washing services. We are happy to answer all of your questions.