Few things rejuvenate your home’s exterior better than a thorough professional pressure washing. Pressure washing is a fantastic way to rid your home of dirt, debris, insect nests, bird droppings, cobwebs, tire marks, moss, mildew, and a variety of other foreign substances that can detract from the comfort, appearance, and even the value of your property. We’ll restore clean and gleam to your driveway, deck, walkways, poolside – whatever it takes to refresh and restore your property to its fullest potential!
Frequently asked questions about pressure washing
How can pressure washing restore and maintain my property? High-pressure cleaning systems are a fantastic home renewal solution for homeowners who wish to preserve the value of their properties. Nothing goes further toward keeping paint fresh, their glass and screens free of dirt and grime, and their stucco, siding, concrete, brick, and decks clean and looking their best. Keeping your driveway and front walk especially clean and bright adds a lot to your curb appeal, and will extend the life of your concrete.
How do pressure washers work? Applying pressure of up to thousands of pounds per square inch, the powerful spray from a pressure-washer’s nozzle can gently scrub siding, scour mildew off deck slats, or even strip paint. This vast power stems from three major components.
The motor: The motors of professional pressure washers are usually gas-powered for maximum spray force and mobility, though electric models are available for lighter home uses. Whatever the fuel source, the motor’s purpose is to set the water pump in motion and make a cool purring-lion sound.
The pump: When water enters the pressure-washer body from a hose, it passes through a pump that speeds it along into the nozzle. In lower-powered models, this may be an axial pump—akin to a propeller in a tube. Most professional models, however, use piston or plunger pumps with multiple cylinders for increased power. Some pressure-washers can also inject a detergent into the water in the pump to boost its cleansing ability. And systems designed to emit hot water are even more effective.
The wand: Because a garden hose can only supply water so fast, there’s an upper limit on how much a pump alone can increase water pressure. A big part of the pressure boost comes from the rather dainty-looking handheld wand, which constricts water much further than the hose. This constriction forces the water to accelerate, so it emerges from the nozzle at speeds of up to 100 mph. Different nozzle attachments can also change the spray’s shape and size: some focus it into a drill-like spray, while others fan it out to cover large surface areas quickly. Brush attachments may be used for tasks such as cleaning outdoor furniture or turning a chair you left outside all year back into indoor furniture.
Can pressure washing damage my home? Pressure washing equipment can absolutely damage your property if used incorrectly by inexperienced operators. We only non-toxic, environmentally safe cleaning solutions to give the delicate surfaces around your home an effective cleaning without the need for excessive heat or pressure. Of course, we are fully insured for your added peace of mind.
What can you do for my concrete and brick? Can you remove stains? Unfortunately neglected stains become pretty tough to remove from most surfaces, so we cannot guarantee removal of most rust, oil, or other automotive or mineral stains from your concrete or masonry – but 99% of the time we can make anything we tackle look a LOT better. Our driveway deep-cleaning service consists of a pressure wash and chemical treatment which will clean and brighten your concrete by removing dirt, tire marks, bird droppings, moss, mildew, and other debris. Regular pressure washing protects the bonding agents in your concrete or brick that are easily weakened by prolonged exposure to foreign materials. Clean concrete and brick lasts a lot longer, and leaves your exterior looking great for the long haul.
How would my stucco benefit from an annual cleaning? Your stucco would most definitely benefit from a thorough annual cleaning to maintain your exterior appearance and prolong the life of your paint. The textured surface makes it a virtual dirt and debris magnet, which causes paint to lose its original color and consistency. Our DELUXE HOME DETAILING package includes a full cleaning of all exterior surfaces of your home, including all of your stucco. This type of service is considered the next best thing to repainting your home, for a fraction of the price!
How about my deck? Can you renew it as well? Decks also benefit tremendously from pressure washing by removing the dirt and tannins that stain the wood if left for prolonged periods. We can do a fantastic maintenance cleaning of your deck, or do a thorough prep-cleaning if you’re planning to seal or stain it.