For fast and efficient cleaning of exterior surfaces, pressure washing is the number one method. Professional applications are effective, safe, and damage free. However, there are many people that simply attempt the process with the inferior pressure cleaning equipment readily available for rent at most home improvement stores. Unfortunately, renters are unaware that there are different types of equipment meant for different surfaces and without the formal training, they end up damaging siding, roofs, decks, and walkways. In an effort to help homeowners prevent damage to their property, we at American Hometown Services would like to take the opportunity to share the common and rather costly mistakes. Further from the truth is the frequent misconception that pressure washing is nothing more than aiming a hose at a dirty surface. Any qualified power washing professional can attest that pressure washing consists of a balance of science and skills; and with these attributes’ pairs with training and experience, the pressure washing is done safely and effectively. Below are the most common mistakes made by DIY pressure washing.
More Water Pressure than Needed
Even seemingly sturdy surfaces are vulnerable to excess pressure. The top common mistake it the homeowner applying far too much pressure while pressure washing. Quite a few first-time attempts will end up etching lines into the home’s siding or carving strips out of wood decking as it is easy to underestimate the power of a jet of water. To harness high-strength cleaning power without the risk of damage to the home is understood by professionals who apply proper distance and handling.
Using Only Water in Pressure Washer
Water is the only thing that is frequently loaded to the washer by most who do the pressure washing themselves. The effectiveness of your cleaning is significantly reduced without the proper ratio of solution. Because the loss of efficiency, people will try to compensate by using more pressure, leading to the damage previously mentioned. Additionally, pure water in the washer will likely lead to mold development, which will only lead to more damages.
Applying Ineffective Power Washing Technique
Cleaning out of order will essentially make your cleaning effort worthless, though for most circumstances the damage is minimal and not likely permanent, it will simply waste the cost of the rental unit and any supplies you may have bought with it. For example, if you first clean your windows and follow it with a pressure washing, you will give your sparkling windows a soaking in grimy and dirty residues. Professionals are well aware of the proper order and techniques for all the surfaces that are pressure washed.
Exterior Pressure Cleaning & More in Quincy, Macomb, Hamilton, Warsaw & East Alton Illinois | Hannibal, Missouri
With there being so many benefits of pressure washing, it is well worth your efforts to invest in professional cleaning to ensure it is properly done for effective and safe results. With American Hometown Services, our pressure washing is affordable and are trained and experienced technicians will make certain your home’s exterior surfaces are cleaned with proficiency and efficiency. Call us today to schedule your pressure cleaning needs.