Is it safe to use a pressure washer on the driveway?
Pressure washing is an excellent way to clean your asphalt or concrete driveway! The high pressure allows the water to get deep into the pores and grooves of the surface to remove all dirt, grime, mold, and any other contaminant buildup. Your driveway will get dirty over time as it faces daily vehicle traffic and the changing elements. Give it the care it deserves with professional pressure washing!
Can I use a pressure washer on my house siding?
It’s a great option for durable surfaces like concrete and asphalt, but it can damage fragile materials like home siding. Denting and cracking are common damages. We recommend using the soft wash method on surfaces like vinyl siding, windows, gutters, downspouts, paver walkways, and wood decks and patios. This method offers a thorough cleaning with its powerful detergents while protecting certain areas of your property from the damaging effects of high psi levels.
Which is better, a gas or electric power washing machine?
Gas machines are efficient, powerful, and offer great mobility to blast away any tough stain that might be on your property. So, these machines are more suitable for larger, commercial projects. However, electric models are less expensive to purchase and usually come with less maintenance. They also are more environmentally friendly as they don’t rely on natural resources.
Are there any disadvantages of using a power cleaning system?
They effectively remove contaminants from a variety of surfaces. But, they come with certain disadvantages that are important to note.
For one, they can cause severe injuries if not handled properly. The high psi levels can cause seemingly minor injuries that can later become serious.
They can also cause property damage and leave you with expensive repairs that cost in the thousands!
The bottom line: If you don’t have property training and experience using these powerful machines, it’s better to call your local company to take care of it for you.
How do you clean patio furniture with a pressure washer?
Pressure washing can severely damage outdoor furniture. The soft wash method is the better choice for this kind of job.
Can you damage wood by pressure washing?
This cleaning technique can possibly splinter or etch wooden decks and patios, giving them an ugly, rough texture. Soft wash detergents, on the other hand, leave your deck smooth, fresh, and mold-free.
What is soft washing?
Instead of using high water pressure to blast away mold, dirt, grime, and other contaminants, it uses powerful, eco-friendly detergents designed to fight off bacteria and remove mold, mildew, oil stains, and more. It’s a great alternative because it provides a deep clean without possibly damaging your property!
What chemicals are used for soft washing?
Soft wash detergents contain sodium hypochlorite, water, and a surfactant to decrease the surface tension and allow the chemicals to better spread over the surface.
Is it OK to pressure wash a roof?
The pressure wash system can damage roof shingles. Soft washing is the best choice for roofs as it gently removes mold and algae without tearing or loosening the shingles.
How often should I wash my roof?
Every 1-4 years
It is generally recommended to wash roofs every year to keep them in optimal condition. However, if your roof is new and/or you don’t have large foliage near your home that sheds debris and shades your rooftop, preventing it from drying, then roof washing is needed less frequently. In cases like this, we recommend washing it once every 2-4 years. Routinely inspecting your roof allows you to identify potential damage early on before the issues worsen. Keeping your roof washed and coated protects it from dust, debris, soot, smoke residue, mold, and mildew growth, which can cause early deterioration and expensive repairs.