Pressure washers are sold at home improvement stores and it seems simple enough to hook it up to a garden hose and get to work pressure washing your home, so why would you hire a professional pressure washing company to do the work for you?
First of all, the term pressure washing isn’t exactly accurate as high pressure is not even used on many of our day to day jobs. High pressure can be dangerous in the hands of an inexperienced worker, and can cause a great deal of damage to your property. In order to remove stubborn stains, we will often use a combination of environmentally friendly detergents, hot water, and in the right situation, high pressure.
Pressure washers are powerful enough to remove the top layer of concrete and expose the rough rock below. Pressure washing can also rip stucco right of the side of a building. These damages are permanent. When it comes to removing stubborn stains like gum, oil, paint, and water runoff, we utilize hot water pressure washers to remove the stains without causing damage to the surface. Take a look at the photo on the right for example, it looks like someone tried removing the gum from this concrete with a cold water pressure washer and all they did was clean stripes of the concrete without even removing the gum. The reason the stripes are visible is because the rest of the concrete was not cleaned, and it is dirty, the stripes are the clean concrete.
Not all pressure washers are alike!
There are many different types of pressure washers. Cold water units are not able to achieve the same level of cleaning as a commercial grade hot water unit. If you are looking to hire a professional, ask them about what equipment and methods they will be using to clean your property. Learn about our pressure washing methods here and be sure to contact Clarion Clean to get an estimate for your pressure washing project.