A look at your driveway, patio, porches, sidewalks, and walkways of your home or residential property suggests that they’re in a terrible mess and will need a thorough cleaning. You’ve heard someone recommend pressure washing while another advised power washing. Aren’t they the same thing?
While the two methods of cleaning achieve pretty much the same results, they’re different. We seek to distinguish power washing and pressure washing so you can know the best for every situation;
The Difference between Power Washing & Pressure Washing
Power washing uses a steady and hot stream of water and the temperature influences the efficiency of the equipment. It features a temperature gauge that the cleaner has to set to a certain level to dislodge substances.
On the other hand, pressure washing relies on the force of a stream of water rather than the temperature to clean.
Which Method of Cleaning Is Best for My Home or Commercial Property?
Except for the water temperature difference, pressure washing and power washing work almost the same way. However, to know what’s best for your particular situation, a proper understanding how two cleaning equipment work is essential.
A power washer is best suited to areas where there’s lots of gunk and other substances that need cutting through on the floors, walks, sidewalks, patios, and driveways easily. Power washing is the most effective for;
• Dislodging chewing gum and other sticky substances from the floor, sidewalks, driveways, etc
• Killing weeds and mosses using the hot water
• Eliminating the toxic mold and mildew
• Giving your walkways, driveways, patio, floors a face-lift
• Refreshing your vinyl, aluminum and wood siding
• Improving the value of your home for a sale or rent
In contrast, pressure washing uses water velocity and is ideal where there are no molds, the dirt is not profoundly embedded and no hard stains or chewing gums and other sticky substances that need dislodging. A pressure washer is excellent for cleaning dirt accumulating on the walls, floor, patios, sidewalks, and walkways.
It doesn’t matter if you choose to power wash or pressure wash, cleaning gives your property a facelift appeals to the visitors and improves its value.
Safety Tips for Do It Yourself Washing
If you go DIY, there are some safety precautions before and when using these high power equipment;
• Makes you use both on hard concrete surfaces rather than siding and windows
• Be sure to inspect the equipment for any damages before use
• Check that all electric outlets are secure
• Protect your eyes from the debris blow up by the high-pressure water using safety goggles
• Makes you know what each nozzle does before you can use them
Hire Professionals for Cleaning
Both equipment shoot water at a high velocity. If you don’t feel comfortable handling them, we recommend that you hire the services of a professional. They understand how the equipment work and will help you avoid any injuries or damages to your property.