When you need to clean the exterior of your home or business, do you need power washing or pressure washing to remove the dirt, grime and fungus from your facade? Here at All Clean of Gainesville, FL, we want you to understand the differences so that you can make an informed decision.
Power washing, like the name implies, uses a steady stream of pressurized water in order to remove all manner of debris from exterior surfaces. However, power washing also involves heating the water to a predefined temperature via a heating element inside the power washer. This means that a hot, high-powered stream of water is used to clean exterior surfaces, like solid building facades, fences, sidewalks and other types of masonry that would not be damaged by heat or the powerful stream of water.
Power washing is ideal for cleaning heavily soiled surfaces and objects, especially those that contain mold, mildew, grease or oil and fungus. This is because the stream of hot water also kills organic material. For that reason, some homeowners and business owners also choose to use power washing as an all-natural way to kill weeds along fences, sidewalks, driveways and foundations. Commercial buildings and facilities tend to use power washing rather than pressure washing to remove tough stains and years of built-up grime on concrete, stone, asphalt and wood surfaces.
Pressure washing also uses pressurized water to clean exterior surfaces. However, the water in a pressure washer is not heated and the pressure washing unit contains no heating elements. Instead, the water is typically the same temperature as the water source connected to the machine.
Pressure washing is great for removing dirt, grime and general soiling of surfaces. However, since it does not use heat, it is not as effective for killing mold, mildew, fungus and other organic matter. Homeowners typically choose pressure washing over power washing because it is gentler on surfaces and less likely to damage siding, fascia, ornamental details and roofing.
Commercial and Residential Pressure and Power Washing with All Clean.
Our pressure washing professionals can power to pressure wash your exterior surfaces to help remove dirt, grime and organic matter in order to restore the surface of your home or business. If you are unsure as to which service you need, we can help you make a decision. To learn more about our pressure washing services for home and businesses, call us at (352) 372-0461.