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What is Pressure Washing?
Pressure washing is the act of removing dirt, grime, mold, mildew, algae, and other contaminants by blasting them off a surface with high-pressure water.
This process is best for hard surfaces that are not very porous. As the high pressures from the water can damage the surface and cause cracks to worsen, coatings to flake off, and weak wood to splinter.
For softer surfaces like your roof, vinyl or Hardi siding, soft washing is the preferred technique. This employs the use of no pressure and special detergents and chemicals to remove surface contaminants.
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What is Pressure Washing For?
There are many services provided by a pressure washer than one might think. Think of what a pressure washer does – it uses high-pressure, directed water spray to clean large surfaces, removing dirt, dust, mud, grime, stains, salt, mold and even chewing gum. This makes pressure washers perfect for cleaning:
• Sidewalks, stairways, walkways, patios, and driveways
• Public spaces like stadiums, open-air plazas, and parking garages
• Vehicles of all types, including cars, busses, trucks, and boats.
Realtors and Home Sellers: this is huge when it comes to showing a home, you want that curb appeal, and a cleaning of the driveway, sidewalk, and the house siding can go a long way. It’s also one of the easiest ways to keep your property looking clean, on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Even individuals like private homeowners can benefit blast from a good cleaning every now and then to spruce up their property and give it a nice new look (which is, of course, also excellent for maintaining property value).
Is It Safe To Wash My Roof?
The bottom line is absolutely YES!
In fact it’s recommended. Firstly, let it be done by a professional.
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association recommends Soft Washing as the preferred method for cleaning asphalt roofs.
Gloeocapsa Magma (algae) is common on roofs and often leaves signature black streaks all on your shingles. This particular type of algae thrives in hot humid climates like Houston and has a destructive effect on your roof. Gloeocapsa Magma feeds off the moisture and limestone that certain types of shingles hold on to. When a roof has this algae, it begins to lose its ability to reflect UV rays and eventually rots the shingles.
This has been said to effect roofs severely and can take up to 10 years off the life of a roof. Soft washing by a professional is the only way to effectively remove this algae without damaging the shingles and voiding any warranty. Please do not attempt to do this yourself as you can damage your shingles and negate the reason you decided to clean your roof in the first place.
Do You Clean Gutters?
Gutters are an essential part of your roof system and keeping the roof, sides, foundation, and much more in tack and damage-free.
People don’t often stop to think of the issues that can arise from clogged gutters, but there are actually many. If water is not able to properly flow away from your house, then damage can result in a number of different locations, from your roofing to your foundation.
Can Soft Wash Hurt My Plants?
As experts in the field of Power Washing and Soft Washing, we take the utmost care to avoid this from happening.
We make sure to give your plants a deep soaking and thoroughly wet the branches and leaves.
If in very close proximity to overspray from the soft wash process, tarps are placed over those plants to avoid overspray.
After the soft wash process is complete we wash down the plants with fresh water one more time to ensure any residue is rinsed off.
When Soft Washing Are My Pets Safe?
Due to the nature of our detergents, it is best to keep pets inside while we are soft washing. Once the service is complete, it is safe for your pets to return to the outdoors but be aware that the areas where we have washed are very wet so make sure Fido wipes his feet before coming back inside!
Does Still Waters Power Washing Provide A Guarantee?
We are not only in the power washing business; we are in the people business. Our reviews and client loyalty speak for themselves.
That being said, we make sure our customers are completely satisfied with the end product prior to leaving or requesting payment. We stake our reputation on it.
Is Power Washing Safe For My Homes Exterior?
Professionally done it is indeed! The process of Power Washing and Soft Washing takes many factors into consideration prior to cleaning any surface.
We go to great lengths to make sure that the water pressure and strength of detergent used on any surface is correctly applied and properly rinsed to ensure that your homes exterior surfaces are clean and damage free.
How Often Show My House Siding Be Cleaned?
How often you power wash your home really does depend a great deal on where you live and what kind of contaminants get onto your home. While some homeowners may need a house wash every few months, a good rule of thumb to follow is to thoroughly clean the exterior at least once every year to prevent the buildup of algae and other contaminants that can permanently damage the painted surfaces on your home.
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