Things to Know about Pressure Washing

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A dirty exterior of a commercial building can be off-putting for a business. Look into what pressure washing can offer and see how a better looking space can affect your sales.

What is pressure washing?

Pressure washing or power washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces. The volume of a mechanical pressure washer is expressed in gallons or litres per minute, often designed into the pump and not variable. The pressure, usually expressed in pounds per square inch, is designed into the pump but can be varied by adjusting the unloader valve. Machines that produce pressures from 750 to 30,000 psi are available, but 3000 psi is a common pressure for professional machines. Source: Wikipedia

Benefits of Pressure Washing

Brings Back the Sparkle

If used correctly, pressure washing is a very safe way to bring back the sparkle. But the key is "correctly". It's easy to over-wash an area, spray water into areas they shouldn’t go, or damage the surfaces being cleaned. Hiring a professional is the best way to avoid this mistake.


Pressure washing is the quickest and easiest way to clean hard to reach areas and hard to remove grime. While you can spend a lot of money on chemicals and other scrubbers and brushes, trying to find the right solution to your dirt is a challenge. Often pre-treating the surface and washing with pressure can clean better in less time.

Better at Cleaning

Let's face it, you can scrub all you want, but what you can accomplish in a day's worth of work, the pressure washer can accomplish in a few minutes. So save yourself some time from back breaking work and invest in a pressure washer. Not only will you be happy with your investment, you'll see the difference from pressure and how much better it is than scrubbing. Source: ProReferral

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Professional Pressure Washer

    • Ask about the training of the employees. Do they know how to safely wash while protecting the surfaces from damage?
    • Ask how much pressure will be used, and what style of fan (how the water is spread). More pressure is not necessarily better, with care give to surfaces like wood surfaces, siding, and walks.
    • Ask if environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions are used.
    • Ask whether cold water or hot water is used. Hot water can help to clean more deeply, just like washing your hands with hot water removes dirt more easily.
  • Ask for written estimates, references, insurance, and WorkSafe certificates. Source: AngiesList

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