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Pressure washing is the use of a high pressure water spray to remove loosened paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, dirt, basically ANY contamination from surface areas and objects, such as buildings, vehicles and concrete pavements. Pressure washing is done for businesses and homeowners to reduce allergies, minimize hazards, and improve aesthetics of their properties. A pressure washing surface cleaner is the tool we use, consisting of two to four high-pressure jets on a rotating bar, that swivels when water is flowing: this action creates a uniformed and pristine cleaning pattern that can clean most flat surfaces at a very rapid rate.

For the majority of exterior surface cleaning, a yearly annual pressure washing should be most effective; however, your surface may benefit more with a six month pressure washing, as it provides the maintenance needed for the longevity and performance of your properties! Pressure washing DOES depend on the materials used to create or build the surface, as well as the current condition of the surface area, so you may need to increase the frequency of pressure washing to eliminate those tough stains and grime! Pressure washing all comes down to where your property or surface is located and the natural weather conditions and wind patterns occurring. Although it is not specific and everyone will have different services needed, the location of your property will heavily influence how often it needs to be pressure washed at the end of the day.

In a general sense, the MAJORITY of your property can be pressure washed! This list includes property siding, windows, roofs, wooden decks, fences, gutters, and even outdoor concrete surfaces like patios and driveways. In addition to concrete, a power washer can also be used on aluminum, brick, wood, stucco, and vinyl surfaces. Industrial and commercial pressure washing car ports, shopping centers, and factory settings are what we also do best! There tends to be a smaller list of surfaces not to be touched with a pressure washer, than those that can!

The debate between power washing vs pressure washing is one that has been around for years. Both have their own set of benefits, but which one is better really depends on the situation. Power washing generally uses hot water and high pressure to clean surfaces like concrete and brick siding, or industrial works. This makes it ideal for removing stubborn dirt, grime, and stains. Pressure washing, on the other hand, uses cold water and a lower water pressure to clean surfaces, like windows, gutters, or fences!

There is some risk of damage when pressure washing vinyl siding, but it all depends on the power of the washer and the type of spray nozzle used. If you’re using a high-pressure nozzle, there is a greater chance of damaging the vinyl. A lower-pressure nozzle will be less likely to cause damage. The preferred method for cleaning siding is with a soft wash house cleaning treatment because it is gentler on surfaces. We are always sure to test the power of the washer on an inconspicuous spot before starting to clean the entire house or business property. And our technicians always use caution when using a pressure washer, keeping in mind that too much water pressure can easily damage property and even harm people!

Most power washing companies can get your house looking spotless and brand new in one to three hours, usually! It is very important to know the weather conditioning before scheduling your local agents, for your pressure washing services, as your residential property is going to need at least 24 hours to fully dry up, and unforeseen conditions the day of cleaning can occur! We do our best to get the job completed in a timely, professional manner, for you to enjoy your property as soon as we are finished!

While our ProFlo agents handle ALL the pressure washing hassle for you, it does help our service providers when you prep your property before a thorough cleaning! Just as wood is primed before being painted, your exterior must undergo certain preparations prior to a pressure washing service. Clear your outdoor area of all furniture, plants, toys, grills, or other outdoor decorative pieces, to ensure no property damage ensues and nothing gets in the way of our service agent. Usually we ask that your outdoor power be turned off for safety reasons, and all people and pets are safely away to avoid any injuries. If you have any questions, please reach out to us and we will advise you on any other directions!

At times it can be difficult to gauge when it is time to pressure wash your property or surface. Is it really dirty enough for a pressure washing service, or should you wait for it to get even dirtier? What are the signs to look out for, that let you know it is time for a pressure washing service? One of the best and easiest ways that a property owner can tell if pressure washing is needed, is simply by running your finger along the siding or surface in question. If contaminants and grime get built up and you can see the line your finger ran along, this is a good indicator that a deeper clean with a pressure washer would be beneficial! If you’re curious about your residential, industrial, or commercial property and its outward appearance, take a look at your property building on a sunny day; see if it still has the same luster and pride it once had. If the answer is a resounding “no,” then it is time to schedule a pressure washing with ProFlo Pressure Washing today!