When roaming outside during the day light hours, many homeowners often notice the imperfections surrounding their home. The walkways, siding, roof, driveway, deck or patio, and walls around the property will start to look dingy and dull with the dirt, debris, and residue substance buildup developing over time. Many people find that pressure washing is an ideal solution when trying to find remedies. However, when looking deeper into services, consumers are confused with power washing and pressure washing services available and question the differences and comparisons they offer. Today, we at Woodedge Powerwashing would like to share some further information regarding power versus pressure washing.
Types of Exterior Surface Cleaning
Though they do in fact have many similarities, there are a few distinctions between the two types of surface cleaning. We would like to offer a better understanding between power and pressure washing to help you better make a more informed decision on which application suits you. The subtle differences are enough to alter the involvement process and it is that hot water is used to remove buildup with power washing and velocity of the pressurized water that is a normal temperature is pressure washing.
What is a Power Washer?
Removing unsightly accumulation of sticky residues, mud, and mildew along with other potential waste hazards that can pose a health risk are removed with power washing. To get rid of grime, a steady, pressurized flow of hot water is used for power washing.
How Does a Pressure Cleaner Work?
Using high-pressure water, pressure cleaning eliminates the stubborn residues, dirt and mildew. The water released through a specially-designed pump that is approximately 100 times more powerful than a typical garden hose, is pressure washing. Pressure and power washing clean surfaces to increase curb appeal to spare you the costs of repainting, repairing, or replacing things outright.
Exterior Surfaces that Can Be Cleaned
The following examples is what is used for pressure and power washing applications:
- Walkways and driveways are restored
- Vinyl, aluminum or wood siding is easily cleaned
- Refresh the deck or patio
- Debris removal from gutters and awning
- Preparing a house for sell or rental purposes
- Remove gum
- Eliminating graffiti
- Clearing away mildew and mold
DIY VS Professional Outside Cleaning
Often required for a specific use, power washing and pressure cleaning has rental equipment available at most home improvement stores, however, it is vital to keep in mind that if improperly done, gouging, etching, and other damage into surface materials can occur. The pressure cleaning or power washing requires efficient techniques in order for it to beneficially break down and eliminate harmful mold, dirt, and other allergens that could trigger allergic in addition to contaminants, germs, and wildlife waste. Be sure to check for any weakened areas in the surface that can be destroyed with the wrong move, especially if you choose to ignore the and accept the risk in DIY pressure or power washing your home’s exterior surfaces yourself. When you do, always read and follow the directions. Make sure the path is clear from any electrical or water connections. Also, protect your eyes by wearing safety goggles or safety glasses. Wear clothing that you won’t mind get ruined. The nozzle will need to be correctly used to avoid severe damage and always test your settings in an inconspicuous area to make sure the material is sound, and the settings are correct.
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To avoid potential damage and to ensure the pressure or power washing is done correctly, call Woodedge Powerwashing and we will do the rest.