If you have been looking at the exterior of your home and thinking it is looking a little the worse for wear, kind of dingy and dirty, it is probably time to pressure wash your home. You will be pleasantly surprised at how a pressure wash can make your home’s exterior look like new.
What Is Pressure Washing and How Pressure Washing Works
Pressure washing (sometimes called power washing) uses a high-pressure mechanical sprayer that is used to remove loose paint, grime, dust, mold, mud and dirt from surfaces such as walls, driveways, sidewalks, and vehicles.
Typical pressure washing equipment consists of a water inlet, an electric motor or gas engine, a water pump, a pressure hose, and a cleaning attachment. Sounds simple enough, but it's not. You might put yourself and your household at risk if you don't handle the equipment properly. The pressure coming from power washers alone can ruin wall surfaces, windows, and vinyl siding if the equipment isn't set up and/or used properly. This is why hiring the trained professionals at A+ is a great idea.
How Often Should You Pressure Wash Your Homes Exterior?
Generally, it is recommended to pressure wash every two years or even earlier if needed. Before beginning a pressure or power washing project, your A+ pressure wash professional will inspect the premises and the condition of the exterior of your home. Whether the exterior is made of brick and mortar, siding, or stucco, your A+ professional will know the proper way of pressure washing for maximum results.
For example, if it's brick and mortar, the brick will be saturated with water using a gentle, low-pressure spray before applying any detergent. Also, the entire cleaning area will be prepped for washing like removing obstacles, turning off external power outlets, taping down plastic covers on foliage for protection. Preparation alone requires a lot of work and the A+ professionals are efficient and careful.
Pressure Washing Driveways, Patios, and Walkways
To preserve your homes exterior and curb appeal, driveways, patio, and walkways ought to be kept clean as well. Over time, driveways and sidewalks can accumulate contaminants like algae and mold, making them look dark and slippery, and unsafe for walking. The A+ professionals can safely remove these contaminants for you.
The procedure works like this: First, the surface is cleared and smoothed of all the pebbles or stones that are in the way by spraying it gently with water. Then, the right detergent for the particular surface is applied and let stand for 5 minutes to soften algae or any contaminant that has accumulated. Finally, the right water pressure for the specific surface is applied to blast all those contaminants away.
Improper blasting could destroy the integrity of the concrete or pavers. The A+ crew are professionals and know the right pressure needed to do the job. The A+ crew, also being environmentally aware and careful, keep water waste away from the public drainage system by blocking off storm drains and letting the water evaporate.
Your A+ professional is certified and trained to do all the work effectively and efficiently. We use the latest equipment available, know how to set up pressure settings, and handle them with the proper stance and technique to avoid injury and damage to your home and surfaces. We use eco-friendly, high-quality cleaners that effectively remove these stains without damage to the environment.
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