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What is Power Washing and Why Do You Need It?

As dirt and other debris build up over time, the exterior of your home and the surrounding surfaces can begin to look a little dingy. You might have a beautiful home, but beneath the grime, the curb appeal is lacking. In order to remove the build-up and give everything a good cleaning, power washing is the way to go. Power washing uses a steady pressurized flow of hot water to remove mud, mildew, and other substances from a variety of surfaces.

How does Power Washing Work?

The water used in power washing is heated to a high temperature so it can easily break down contaminants such as harmful mold or other grime that could trigger allergic reactions. It is far more effective than using a hose. You might also use a power washer to brighten up your patio or deck; freshen up your driveway or walkway; clean vinyl, aluminum, or wood siding; remove debris from gutters and awnings; get rid of chewing gum from the sidewalk, or to get your home ready to sell.

When is Power Washing Used?

Power washing is an effective way to clean your home’s exterior features, however, some surfaces might benefit from soft washing instead. Soft washing uses a lower pressure combined with a biodegradable chemical. With this method, stains can be removed from delicate surfaces such as painted wood, without damaging them. Many homeowners choose soft washing for wood siding and fencing to safely clean and maintain the painted areas.

What time of year should I start Power Washing?

As the weather gets warmer and you plan to spend a lot more time outdoors, now is a great time to focus on your outdoor space. Whether you choose to power wash or soft wash, it’s always best to hire a professional to take care of it for you. If you don’t know how to properly use this type of equipment, you could wind up damaging the surfaces you’re working on. Make plans to get the job done so your home shines like new again.