When it comes to determining whether to pressure or power wash, you must know that these are two totally different practices. Our power washing process combines the use of biodegradable cleaners and detergents with soft or low water pressure. We use special wand tips on the sprayer, which allow it to get rid of algae, stains and difficult things like grime, dirt, fungus, mildew, and so on. This process does not damage the surface of the area being cleaned. Algae, mold and lichen are air borne and will return generally after a few years. Soft washing kills the bacteria and helps delay the growth and spread of the algae and mold. Power washing can be done on almost any surface, and it is a great way to keep things like your siding, deck, patio, and fences looking almost brand new on a yearly basis.
Pressure washing uses high velocity water to remove the dirt, dust, soot and other ‘gunk’ off masonry, such as driveways, walkways, concrete, brick, cinder block and other like surfaces. Because of the high pressure, it should only be used on these surfaces. However, it is not effective removing stains. The force or pressure can damage wood, siding and also dislodge the granules on your shingles, often voiding the manufacturer’s warranty.
For safe and effective cleaning, contact us at Refresh Exterior Cleaning Services! We will exceed your expectations!