Pressure Washing: Making the Old Like New

Is your home looking worse for the wear? Homeowners around the country are making a critical mistake of replacing siding, paving and other expensive parts of their house.

Few homeowners realize there’s an easier way: pressure washing.

Pressure washing involves spraying a stream of high-pressure water, which can have soap, degreaser or other cleaners.

The technician plays a critical role in the power washing process. They then have to make a lot of decisions about how to handle the job.

The chemical mix is an important part. Sometimes a jet of high-pressure water is all you need to get a house looking brand new. Other times, you need powerful chemicals, for example, to remove grease from a driveway.

The power washing technician also needs to figure out which nozzle to use. Often, the experts travel with several options for the width of the stream that can be further augmented by adjusting the pressure per square inch (PSI) the hose puts out.

The power washer also has to have a steady hand and a good eye to make sure the process works properly. They aim to move the wand with at a steady pace and get complete coverage of whatever they’re cleaning.

As you can see, a lot of the success of a power washing project relies on the person doing the power washing. If they use too much pressure, paint could be stripped off and the home could end up in worse shape than when they started. If they choose the wrong chemical mixture, they could leave mold, mildew or other allergens and pathogens in their wake.

That’s why we’d recommend hiring an expert for the job. The end result is well worth the extra expense. Your property will have that same curb appeal as the first day you moved in.