- What is Power Washing?
The process of deep cleaning hard surfaces using a stream of highly pressurized hot water is called power washing or high pressure cleaning, and the machine involved in the process is called a power washer. This method of cleaning presents numerous benefits and it can be used in various cleaning contexts. From driveway, patios, decks or sidewalks, to industrial car parks, open air plazas or parking garages, the powerful blast of hot water is highly efficient in removing years’ worth of dirt and debris, tough stains and other stuck on substances.
When performed in the spring, power washing has the ability to restore your outdoor areas’ appearance, getting rid of all the mould, mildew, moss, algae and other allergens accumulated on a surface after the cold season. The added heat makes power washing the preferred method of cleaning for heavily soiled or stained surfaces. For example, areas affected by oil stains, such as driveways or garage floors, chewing gum or graffiti vandalism, can be treated and restored to their original condition, with professional power washing services.
- Benefits of power washing
No matter if we are talking about a residential or commercial property, the first and most noticeable benefit of power washing the outdoors, is the improved appearance of these areas. However, the advantages of availing of professional power washing services on a regular base go beyond the aesthetics, promoting a healthier and safer environment, and protecting your building against premature damage and decay.
When the build-up of dust, dirt, debris and other residues is left untreated for a long period of time, it does not only become very difficult to remove, but it also contributes to surface weathering. Professional power washing services are the most convenient way of preserving the condition and structural integrity of your property. More than that, they have the ability of eliminating mould, mildew, pollen and other contaminants. Keeping allergens off the exterior of your house prevents them from being blown inside by the wind. Therefore, regular power washing proves to be beneficial for those struggling with allergies and other breathing difficulties.
Another great benefit of washing the outdoors of your home or commercial premises is that it prepares the surfaces for other maintenance projects. No matter if you are thinking of repainting, refinishing, resealing an area, or planning to have the potholes in your driveway filled, power washing acts as an excellent primer.
Both residential and commercial buildings would profit from a yearly deep cleaning performed by a team of qualified power washing agents. It does not only enhance the curb appeal, but if you are preparing to rent or sell the property, pressurized washing is the best way of increasing its value.
- What is the difference between Power Washing and Pressure Washing?
Very often the terms power washing and pressure washing are used to describethe same method of cleaning. While similar, as both washing techniques involve the use of a stream of high pressure water, there is one important aspect that differentiates power washing from pressure washing: the heat element. Therefore, a power washer uses hot water for increased efficacy, while a pressure washer only functions with cold water.
The added heat makes power washing more suitable for “heavy duty” jobs, such as oil stain and chewing gum removal, graffiti removal, as well as for blasting away the mould, algae, moss or weed deposits. Pressure washing is ideal for regular freshen up your patio, deck, sidings or any other outdoor facilities, however, it does not perform as well against stuck on substances, tough stains or build-up of dirt and grime. It is a great option for surfaces made out of masonry, brick or concrete, as it is less harsh and there is no risk of damaging the area.
For surfaces that are heavily soiled or stained, but won’t stand up the heat, expert power washing agents use specialised detergents and cleaning solutions, in addition to the high pressure water. For areas that would get damaged if power or pressure washed, such as windows, roof shingles, screens, wood panelling, facades and others, the soft washing method is an optimal solution for cleaning and maintaining these surfaces.
Outsourcing the power washing tasks to an experienced and reputable power washing company, such as Happy Clean, offers you the guarantee of a job done in a timely, efficient and safe manner. Using the adequate power washing technique and proper application of solutions, their professional power washing agents, will look after your premises, with the best outcome.
- Most common outdoor areas to be power washed
Both residential and commercial power washing services carry a large array of benefits and can be performed on a multitude of surfaces, with the excellent results.
One of the most popular outdoor spaces that homeowners choose to power wash on a regular basis is the driveway. Besides preserving the “good look” of the area, a thorough wash is meant to keep the mould, mildew, algae and weeds growth under control. Expert power washing services are able to restore the rough surface of your driveway and offer protection against pits and cracks.
Deck and patio cleaning are another two popular services, particularly during spring time, when many people prepare their outdoors for all the social activities that sunny days come with. There are many environmental factors that influence the performance of your wood deck, and professional power washing services are one of the most convenient ways of maintaining its condition for many years to come.
When used to treat sidewalks, power washing services are highly efficient in eliminating the build-up of mould, algae and allergens, remediating the slippery surface and reducing the risk of slip and fall.
If you have vinyl or PVC sidings, they can be deep cleaned using the soft washing method, which is also used for roof cleaning. As the first line of defence against many factors, the roof should be kept in top condition at all times. If left untreated, the accumulation of fallen leaves, twigs, dirt, debris, bird’s droppings and other contaminants, can infiltrate between your roof’s panels, deteriorating the shingles and leading to further damage. Availing of expert roof cleaning services regularly, it means your roof will maintain not only its appearance, but its structural integrity as well.
If you need any of your outdoor areas power washed and restored to their original appearance, Power Washing Dublin by Happy Clean can help you. Their extended list of power washing services includes driveway cleaning, deck and patio cleaning, roof and gutter cleaning, as well as oil stain removal, chewing gum removal and graffiti removal. Should you wish to access the cost, availability and the amazing benefits of their power washing services, do not hesitate to contact them.