A beneficial service for residential and commercial property owners is pressure washing. Power washing has the ability to effectively clean, sanitize, and deodorize nearly any exterior surface; efficiently removing compacted dirt, debris and most stains. Pressure washer equipment must be properly calibrated to clean surfaces, appropriate detergents used and trained, experienced experts at the helm to ensure a thorough cleaning without inflicting damage. Having your building’s surfaces professional cleaned by power washing enhances the aesthetics and cuts down on dirt and bacteria in the surrounding area. Having a clean exterior is just as important to having a clean interior; and pressure cleaning is the optimal solution to achieve a maximum level of cleanliness. Today, we at L.W. Winslow Painting would like to answer frequently asked questions concerning power washing services for those who are unfamiliar with it.
Answers to Pressure Washing FAQ
Q: What is pressure washing?
A: Pressure washing, pressure cleaning, power washing, power cleaning are all one in the same service. It is the use of a pressurized water spray machine to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, chewing gum, dirt, and more from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles, and concrete walkways etc.
Q: Why should a professional perform the service as opposed to “DIY” and rental machines?
A: For those who have not been properly trained, damage to surfaces can occur. Each surface requires specific measurements of pressure and appropriate cleaners for an effective clean. A professional not only knows the right applications, but can make quick work of any area that needs cleaning in comparison to those without experience.
Q: Does high pressure from power washers cause damage to the surfaces?
A: There is potential for damage to occur if someone attempts the service without proper training. A professional is well suited for the task and can accomplish the cleaning without inflicting any damage.
Q: Can pressure cleaning remove mildew and mold?
A: Depending on the volume of mildew and mold as well as how long it has been festering dictates the final results. Getting a pressure cleaning service as soon as possible can prevent damage and get the surface clean and clear of mildew.
Q: Will rust stains be removed during pressure washing?
A: Not all rust stains can be completely removed but at the very least, a pressure cleaning can lighten the stain. If the rust is your only concern, consult with the professional and we will assess the stains and clarify if the rust stain can be removed.
Q: Do I have to do any prep work prior to a pressure cleaning?
A: To ensure thoroughness, remove vehicles, clutter, and other projects off the surface you want cleaned. If there is any additional prep, the professional will give you instructions.
Q: Can graffiti be removed with power washing?
A: The sooner a professional treats the graffiti, the more effective the removal.
Q: Are the chemicals used in pressure cleaning safe?
A: The detergents used in pressure cleaning are environmental friendly and safe around people and pets and in most cases vegetation.
Q: How often should pressure washing be scheduled?
A: There are many factors to consider if you want a scheduled upkeep. Variables such as; typical weather conditions, climate, foot traffic, as well as mildew, dirt and bacteria growth accumulation are all things to consider. Residential properties should be cleaned once a year, more if necessary, and business properties every 6 months or more.
Q: Why is pressure cleaning so important for residential and commercial properties?
A: Pressure washing has more importance and use today than ever before. As pollutants from industry, but added population with foot traffic carrying dirt and bacteria, to allergy contributions and climate moisture producing mildew and mold, pressure washing is the most effective way in neutralizing the daily dirt and grime troubles. Pressure cleaning prevents damage, enhances property value, and makes business properties look their best and attract customers.
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If your home or business is in need of a pressure cleaning service, contact L.W. Winslow today and let our skilled technicians get your property cleaned to restore vibrancy and freshness.