Humans have questions about everything and rightfully so. In a world where information is so easily accessible, there are bound to be common questions that are searched on Google every day. Asking questions through Google gives readers thousands of results in seconds that they then will sift through to find the best answer.
Common questions on the internet can get cluttered. Questions about home improvement and cleaning included. Instead of scrolling through thousands of results here is a compiled list of common pressure washing questions and their answers.
Can You Pressure Wash Brick?
The short answer to one of the most common pressure washing questions is yes, you can pressure wash brick. When pressure washing, it is important for people to know how much pressure or PSI (pounds per square inch) the material can handle. If the house or brick is older than 80 years, it may be a better idea to consider using a soft wash.
What To Use Before Pressure Washing
Before washing any surface, it can be beneficial to remove debris and dirt from decks or driveways. Users should do research on their pressure washer before beginning the process of cleaning and read the instruction manual to answer any additional pressure washing questions.
Pressure washing can cause damage or harm if not done correctly. Wearing enclosed shoes, gloves and safety goggles can protect from bodily harm. Keep body parts like hands and feet out of the stream of water at all times.
Which Pressure Washer Is Best?
Some pressure washing questions can be difficult to give a definitive answer to. Using a professional pressure washing company can take the guesswork out of knowing which tools and attachments will work for the project. Power washers come in electric, battery powered and gas that essentially do the same thing, but can have different functions and user friendly options.
Professionals recommend never using the zero-degree nozzle on residential projects. Renting a pressure washer may be a more budget friendly option than buying one.
Will Pressure Washing Remove Deck Stain?
Yes, pressure washing is designed to remove stains and debris, so only the most durable of deck stains will withstand pressure washing. The washing process removes the old finish and the surface layer of wood that may have been subject to sun damage.
Will Pressure Washing Remove Mold?
Correct washing will remove mold from roofing, siding or concrete surfaces. But just washing itself will not kill the mold entirely. Mixing a bleach or other cleaning solution can help to prevent the mold or mildew from growing again.
When removing mold from a home, it is important to know that breathing in mold spores can be damaging to your health. Hiring a professional can be the best line of defense from making mold problems worse.
Pressure Washing Or Soft Washing?
The names are a give away for this question. Both types of washing include using a pressure washer, but soft washing uses a lower PSI and is thus softer and more gentle on surfaces. Soft washing is recommended for surfaces that are easily damaged or may be more difficult to clean and is still an effective way to get a home clean. Soft washing is great for natural materials or for your car.
Pressure Washing And Sealing
With pressure washing questions comes questions about how to make it last. After a thorough cleaning your concrete or other surface may benefit from a sealant. Applying a sealer can prevent future damage or stains and can help keep the need for pressure washing low. If your home is newer, there may be a seal already applied. You can test this by noticing if water beads up when sprayed onto the concrete.
Pressure Washing Chemicals
To achieve the best results with washing, cleaning with chemicals can help keep mold from regrowing and make your home or outdoor space look newer. There are many chemicals that perform different functions.
Soaps help to remove stains, corrosives dissolve dirt, other chemicals like bleach or sodium kill live contaminants. Whatever job you are completing will determine which chemical or mix will work for you. A professional power washing company will have better cleaning solutions and even ones that are environmentally friendly.
How To Pressure Wash Vinyl Siding?
Start with a lower pressure and work up if needed. Starting this way will help prevent damage and keep you safer. When washing a home, using non-corrosive cleaners is the best option as not to deteriorate the siding. Using pressure washing detergent should do the trick.
Don’t spray too close or even directly at the eaves of the siding. This keeps it from buckling and water getting trapped in small spaces. Keep the angle of the wand down and keep in mind the distance between the washer and the house.
Pressure Washing Questions With True Clean
If you have additional pressure washing questions, we are here to help! Our customers are happy with our services and trust us to give them a professional answer to all their questions.
True Clean Power Wash & Seal works to keep homes in the Charlotte, NC area looking their best. Our team has been working with siding, stone and pressure washing services for many years. We are always enthusiastic about working and chatting with clients about any pressure washing questions they may have. Our services include the pressure washing of your deck, fence, gutters, solar panels and more. True Clean also offers window cleaning and other cleaning that does not involve the use of pressure washers.
If you want to improve the look and quality of your home contact us today to receive a quote. You will not need to be home at the time of service either! Enjoy your day while we handle the dirty work of pressure washing. Contact us today through our website or our phone at (704) 459-2072.