Pressure cleaning presents many options. And for the do it yourself crowd, it also requires an investment in equipment and materials. Unless you own a farm or are a heavy equipment contractor it would be difficult to justify the expense of a cleaner that may only be needed once every 5 years or so. As with all machinery there is maintenance to consider as well as additional investment in clothing to protect the user from the dirty back spray. Hiring a professional pressure cleaning service is more beneficial. For the occasional exterior cleaning job, either rental of a pressure washing or engaging in the services of a professional are your most common and viable options. Don’t think a regular old garden hose can compare!
Garden Hose VS Pressure Washer
Pressure washers are aggressive and provide deep cleaning, while a hose wash only floats away the surface contaminates; even with a high pressure nozzle. Also the pressure cleaning may prevail with only water, heated or cold, as pressurized water streams are very adept at removing dirt and grime, and no additional cleaning chemicals and detergents are required. In short, pressure washers clean faster and better requiring less water!
Removing Dirt & Grime from Stone, Brick, Cement, Wood & More
Urban areas often suffer from elevated pollution structures, whether they are commercial or residential, they attract lots of dirt. A house wash using a pressure washer with bio-degradable detergents that can restore color or prep the surface for a paint job. Stone, brick and cement surfaces accumulate dirt and grime in part because of their porous nature. The only way to deep clean these surfaces is with high pressure water. Even wooden fencing can benefit from a good wash.
Getting Rid of Oil Stains from Asphalt Parking Lots & Driveways
When dealing with oil and grease heated high pressure water with a detergent can cut through the crud. Parking lots, sidewalks, roofing and walls all attract dirt and grime and cleaning is a necessity for any commercial enterprise. Parking lots are subject to fluid leaks from parked vehicles; many of the fluids are petroleum based and cause staining and prove difficult to remove.
Should I Have My House Pressure Washed Before Painting?
In many urban areas a high pressure cleaning is necessary preparatory to refinishing with paint or other exterior finish as airborne dirt and pollution contribute to the buildup of surface grime. If left the new finish may not adhere to the surface, producing premature bubbling, flaking and peeling. A good cleaning is a wise investment to ensure the long life of a new finish.
Graffiti Removal & Abatement
Another urban area challenge is graffiti. Concrete, brick, block and masonry lend themselves to pressure cleaning. The substrate is tough enough to survive the high pressures involved, and high pressure water can lift and strip the paint from the surface.
Pressure Washing in McDonough, Barnesville, Fayetteville, Covington, Locust Grove, Griffin & Social Circle, Georgia
For those unfamiliar with pressure cleaners the operation may prove to be unpleasant, and if rented you must consider your obligation to pick up the unit and return it. Also you have to be able to adjust the pressure properly. Too high and you may damage or strip the substrate, too low and you are just wasting water and gaining an inferior result. For your home or commercial exterior cleaning needs, contact the professionals. Call Big Moose Pressure Cleaning!