The weather elements such as the sun, wind, rain and snow make imperfections on your home stick out like a sore thumb. Areas of your home like the driveway, patio, deck and the brick on your home can all be affected and can start to look dingy over time as dirt and other debris buildup over time. How can you get your home looking great again? Power washing? Pressure washing? Is there even a difference? Both produce results that are similar but there is a difference between the two. You will be able to make a better decision as to which one you should use after you understand a little more about these two methods of cleaning.
What is the Difference Between Power & Pressure Washing?
The difference between the two is very minor and this is the reason they get confused with one another and the terms used interchangeably. Power washing uses hot water to remove buildup and pressure washing differs in the velocity of the normal water temperature that comes out of the sprayer.
Power Washing VS Pressure Washing
Power washing is the method you want to use to remove mildew, mud, dirt and any sticky substances that can affect your health or just be a pain to deal with. Power washing uses a steady, pressurized flow of hot water to remove any buildup. It can kill moss or weeds, remove mold and mildew, refresh you deck or patio, brighten your driveway, remove chewing gum from concrete, remove debris from gutters and awnings and clean aluminum, vinyl or wood siding. It can be a great way to get your home ready if you’re selling it too. Power washing your home can remove mold and dirt that can be triggers for allergic reactions. The biggest benefit with power washing is the hot water. The heated water will do a great job at breaking down germs and other contaminants. Pressure washing applies high-pressured water to a surface to remove mildew, dirt and other tough residue. The water that comes out is 100 times more powerful than water that comes out of a garden hose. The water comes out of a specially designed pump. Both methods clean any surface to eliminate repairs, repainting or replacement. Best of all it’s a great way to create curb appeal.
DIY Power Washing
If you decide to rent a machine and do it yourself be sure to look for any signs of damage, read the directions, inspect the water and electrical connections, use safety glasses to protect your eyes from flying debris, test the water pressure to make sure it won’t damage the surface, familiarize yourself with the nozzle settings and wear old clothes so you don’t ruin your new ones!
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Power washing is not as easy as you think it is. It’s hard work and you’ll be tired after an afternoon of it. Why not leave it the professionals? The pros at Woodedge Power Washing will have it done in no time and your home will sparkle. Give us a call today!