What is pressure washing?
Pressure washing consists of applying pressurized water to surfaces via specially designed pumps that create a powerful spray. It is an effective method for creating a healthier environment by ridding a given surface of mold, mildew, irrigation rust, dirt, tannin stains, dust and grime, which, if left unchecked, could result in serious health problems, and in unsightly appearances.
Why hire a professional power washer company?
While pressure washers are readily available for rent, the ones that work best are powerful pieces of equipment that do not respond well to inexperienced handling. It takes time to master the ins and outs of pressure washing. When used improperly, layers can be stripped away from surfaces, causing permanent damage, and making whatever it is vulnerable to future weather damage. It is always best to hire a qualified commercial pressure washing company do do your pressure washing minus the collateral damage caused by amateur attempts.
Areas of the home that can benefit from pressure washing:
Driveways and sidewalks
Driveways and sidewalks receive a lot of wear and tear. Cars drive across them, debris from trees or the lawn are often brushed up onto the driveway or sidewalks. A buildup of rain water can lead to the growth of algae or mold. It is important to clean these areas of the home thoroughly, because failure to do so can result in grime being tracked into the home itself. Pressure washing driveways and sidewalks also goes far to improve their appearance, and to freshen up the look of the surrounding areas.
One of the most important areas of the home to pressure wash is the roof. Keeping it clean helps prevent the decay that can lead to expensive roof repairs or replacement. Pressure washing the roof will extend its lifespan, and make sure that your roof remains more functional for longer periods of time. Algae is invisible, and cannot be seen at all during its earliest stages of development. Even of a visual inspection of the roof appears to check out okay, there is a chance that algae has already begun to damage it. Algae can effect one’s entire roof, even if it only appears to exist in spots here and there. The earlier one detects the problem, the better it is for the condition of the roofing. Pressure washing can eliminate the problem before it takes hold can causes real damage.
A pressure washer can be a highly prized tool when it comes to cleaning a deck. Professional application can revive a tired, old wooden deck in less than 30 minutes resulting in an entire new and better look. Annual pressure washing is recommended just prior to renewing the deck’s protective finish. The wood should be allowed to dry for at least 24 hours before the finish is applied. Pressure washing can make your deck last years longer.