As an experienced power washing professional, I often hear people say they don't need my services, because "I have my own pressure washer at home." So, what is the difference between low-pressure, steam power washing and regular pressure washing?
Power washing is the process of removing dirt, mildew, mold, debris and other sticky substances that could potentially be hazardous to your health, damaging to your home and property, or simply an eyesore. Power washing uses a steady, pressurized flow of hot water to clean the surface with the added element of steam. The addition of heat and steam allows surfaces to be cleaned at lower pressure, and results in less potential for damage. Power washing is safer and more effective for:
Cleaning vinyl, aluminum or wood siding
Getting rid of mold and mildew
Brightening your deck or patio
Refreshing your driveway or walkway
Removing debris and black streaks from gutters and awnings
Pressure washing is the application of high-pressure water to a surface in order to remove dirt, mildew or other stubborn residue. Water from a pressure washer comes out of a specially-designed pump that is 100 times more powerful than a garden hose. Oftentimes, pressure washing is done with cold water.
Power washing your home can protect you and your family from harmful mold and other dirt that could trigger allergic reactions. The benefits of power washing are in the high temperature, heated water that can more easily, safely, and efficiently break down contaminants than regular, cold water alone.