Homeowners who have seen or felt a pressure washer in action know that this powerful piece of equipment is capable of stripping paint or finishes off of wood from decks or building siding. As strong as this equipment is, most homeowners or building managers may not feel it is appropriate to point a pressure washer at the exterior walls of their property.
This an understandable reaction, considering that the home is typically a person's greatest investment. Bigger problems can emerge if pressure washing is not done by a trained specialists.
Home services companies that offer pressure washing know the problems associated with pressure washing houses and commercial properties, such as damage to the vinyl, stucco, or worse yet mold that can grow behind the siding due to water pushed behind it by a pressure washer.
Most homeowners are unaware of the hazards associated with pressure washing. We recommend you hire a company that uses a 3-step soft wash method and never gets closer than 5 to 6 feet of the building siding. The process should use home-safe cleaning products that are not harmful to your siding, windows, or landscaping yet will kill the mold on siding (if any) and leave a clean appearance removing dirt, debris, and even rust stains!
If you decide to take on the task of pressure washing around your home or business, please be safe. If safety is a concern and you feel your time would be better served on other matters, turn to a professional pressure washing service. Get estimates for work you would like to have completed, but remember that the cheapest quote doesn't always mean you will get the best results. Look to overall value of the work being provided to help with your decision.