Define Power Washing
We know that you probably are assuming that power wash and pressure washing are interchangeable, right? But, unfortunately, that is a widespread misconception. There is nothing wrong with one or the other, and it often comes down to a case of preference to which one you want to use. So, what is the difference between the two?
The first thing that’s important to understand is there are actually three different options. Pressure washing, power washing, and soft washing are all beneficial to your property and many of the items held within its boundaries.
Let’s start with power washing. Power washing and pressure washing are very similar in terms of how much pressure the water is under to clean the surfaces. The number one difference is temperature.
Pressure washing doesn’t use any heat and sticks with just the pressure of the water to do its dirty work. Or, in this case, clean work. Power washing uses a combination of pressure and heat to get the job done.
Soft washing is a somewhat newer technique that works very well depending on the surface that needs cleaning. Soft washing still uses water pressure. However, it is at a lesser amount than both pressure and power washing – And also introduces the use of environmentally friendly chemicals.
You’ve probably heard some things about pressure or power washing that may be cause for concern or have given you some questions. Let’s discuss some of the facts and fiction about power washing.
Fact or Fiction: Power washing damages my home
Face it, folks: water pressure is no joke. The right amount of water pressure in uncontrolled environments can cause significant injury to people and property. Adding heat to that much pressure when you aren’t sure of what you’re doing – or have the right equipment – is kind of like adding fuel to the fire.
However, power washing won’t damage your home, provided it is administered correctly and to the correct surfaces. Not all surfaces as part of a property can handle the heat, but many can. For example, materials like brick, concrete, and some stone can take the pressure – and the heat.
Fact or Fiction: Maintenance is too expensive
We’ve all heard the expression that you have to spend money to make money, right? However, when it comes to routine maintenance, a better saying may be intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them. In keeping your home properly maintained, you are letting your genius show – along with your financial understanding!
While routine maintenance doesn’t come free, it is undoubtedly a money-saver in the long run. Regular maintenance like power, pressure or soft washing is certainly nothing less than pure investment. Your property value will thank you in the years to come for taking such good care of your home, and all that you have invested will be returned and then some.
Fact or Fiction: Chemicals for power washing are dangerous
This is a big one, folks. First, let’s clear up the misconception that power washing uses chemicals at all to start with. Power and pressure washing do not use any chemicals whatsoever in their process. These two methods in cleaning external surfaces of your property are used strictly with the pressure of water and, in the case of power washing, added heat.
If you elect to utilize soft washing as the method for your exterior cleaning services, there is a chemical component. Soft washing is designed for surfaces that cannot take quite the beating that pressure or power washing gives. Due to the lessened pressure, chemicals are introduced to get the same cleaning power for the weaker surfaces.
Even with the introduction of chemicals in the soft washing process, however, we are still making sure that the chemicals are not harmful in any way to your property.
Fact or Fiction: Getting my home power washed helps my family’s health
We are pleased to say that this one is 100% fact! When you elect to get your home power washed, you are doing great things to keep your family’s health in a clear mind.
Pressure, power, or soft washing are all designed to clean the external surfaces of your family’s home and property. When you clean these surfaces, you are ridding them of dangerous things to your health.
Mold and mildew can cause your family some serious health concerns. Any pollen or pests that accumulate on your property surfaces also can hurt your family’s health. All of these dangers to you and your family – even the furry ones – can be mitigated by routinely power, pressure, or soft washing the exteriors of your home.
Fact or Fiction: Power washing extends the life of my home
There is all manner of nasties that can cause your home to deteriorate quickly and unnecessarily. Pests can make homes of your eaves, gutters, and even siding. Many pests will damage your home, regardless of the material it’s made of – and that damage may make it easier to allow interior entry to them, wreaking havoc on your life within the walls of your home.
Mold and mildew can infiltrate many of your home’s surfaces, thriving and growing within the walls and roof. Not only is this dangerous for your health, but it can also cause weakening to occur, which allows in moisture and rot.
Regularly power washing the surfaces on the exterior preserves the life of your home – even extending it beyond what it endures, typically with regular wear and tear. Your home is meant to live a long, healthy, and happy life – and power washing will help it do just that.
Fact or Fiction: I can do it all on my own
No. Full stop. Unless you have years of training and expertise, power washing on your own is not a great idea. The equipment needed to deep clean these surfaces is expensive and can be dangerous.
With our power washing attack, allow SharkProWash to take a bite out of your home’s dirt, grime, and mold. We will make you scream with delight when you are swimming along with our excellent customer experience and our top-quality work. We are committed to producing results that make JAWS drop!