For the upkeep of both homes and businesses, pressure cleaning for walkways, roofs, and driveways is a necessary service. Unfortunately, the doubt cast on the need for the service at all has stemmed from widespread misconceptions about power washing services, which have cemented into myths. Today, we at Woodedge Powerwashing would like to dispel the myths.
Power Washing Myths
Myth: Power washing cannot combat algae growing on the roof, therefore a replacement is a necessity.
Usually a homeowners first thought is to replace the roof, either partly or entirely, when they discover algae on their roofs. Probably the most understandable on this list is the urgent need for roof replacement in the face of an algae infestation is a fairly common misconception. If left untreated, algae, unlike most other types of roof stains such as dirt and grime buildup, can actually cause damage to a roof. The presence of algae doesn’t necessarily require a new roof. Before any more spores can spread, pressure washing can restore any roof by blasting. Especially when compared to roof renovation or replacement, pressure washing is by far the less expensive alternative.
Myth: Pressure Cleaning is only needed to remove stains.
This myth is one that severely discredits the hard work of professionals, while it is true that stain removal is effective. Pressure cleaning ideally removes algae, mildew, and mold, removes compacted dirt and mud, allergens, pollutants, wild life excrement and urine, and other contaminates from various surfaces. It is also routine used in repainting and refinishing services to ensure a higher quality of clean.
Myth: Pressure washing only uses high pressure for every application.
Likely due to from misinformation that spread like wildfire, this myth is inaccurate to say the least. One of the most primary contributors to effective pressure washing is the correct use of pressure. High pressure-cleaning jobs can be unsafe for the technician and surfaces, which is why the PSI setting is essential for the different material surfaces.
Myth: Pressure Cleaning damages surface.
Surfaces that are pressure cleaned only get damaged when the wrong PSI is used, which is mistake not typically made by a professional. The PSI plays a major role in cleaning the surface without causing damage in addition to other techniques. The various surfaces require specific protocols that a trained technician can execute and prevent damage while achieving a superior clean.
Myth: Pressure cleaning is an easy DIY project
This myth can be true to extent, as the equipment is purchasable or rentable. However, to ensure the cleaning is done effectively and damage is prevented, a professional is strongly encouraged. Pressure cleaning is not easy or quick for people untrained. If done poorly, DIY pressure cleaning causes irreparable damage to the property being cleaned. To avoid serious damage and potential injury, it is better suited for a professional to perform this service. Should something go wrong, professionals are backed up with insurance as well.