Last Updated on November 11, 2022 by Gardens Home Management Services

Tired of having to buy expensive products to clean your concrete walls?

Pressure washing is the answer. Pressure washing, also known as power washing, involves using high-pressure water to clean off loose paint, mold, mud or any kind of dirt found on surfaces. Pressure washing is an easy-to-use cleaning method that is also incredibly affordable. 

Here are the answers to 6 common pressure washing questions:

  • What is the Difference Between Pressure Washing and Power Washing?

Pressure washing is a specialized cleaning method that uses a pressure cleaner. The pressure cleaner sprays low-temperature water at high pressure to clean dirt and stains. This is a good choice if you are looking to remove dirt from large surfaces like concrete walls and cars.

Power washing also involves a pressure cleaner that uses high-pressure water, but the difference between the two lies in the water temperature that is used. Power washing uses hot water to rid surfaces of stains, molds and other dirt that is difficult to remove. 

Another difference is pressure washing is usually used in residential areas, whereas power washing is used to clean commercial and industrial properties.

  •    When Should I Pressure Wash My Home?

You should opt to pressure wash your home if you are experiencing a large amount of visible dirt collecting on your walls. You should also pressure wash your home before painting it.

In order to get the best results, you should pressure wash during Spring. You can also pressure wash after a rainstorm or hot day, as rainstorms can cause a build-up of dirt and hot days cause an increase in mildew. 

However, avoid pressure washing when you’re expecting a rainstorm because this puts your efforts to waste. 

  •    How Often Should I Pressure Wash the Exterior of My Home?

You should pressure wash the exterior of your home every few months or give it a thorough cleaning at least once a year. If you experience heavy rainstorms or a build-up of mold and mildew, then you can do some additional cleaning.

  •    Can You Pressure Wash Vinyl Siding?

The short answer is yes, but you need to do this correctly. Pressure washing can damage your vinyl siding if the water pressure is too high. The trick is to lower the water pressure so it does not damage the surface of the siding. 

  •    How Often Should I Clean My Gutters?

You should try to clean your gutters twice a year, but depending on your environmental factors, such as trees, rainstorms and heavy winds, you might need to clean them every three months.

  •    Can You Use Pressure Washing for Roof Cleaning?

Yes, but you also need to do this correctly so that you do not damage your roof. Similar to your vinyl siding, you need to use low-pressure water when cleaning your roof. You can place some chlorine-based gel on your roof for better results. Let the gel settle and then wash your roof from top to the bottom with low-pressure water.

For optimal results, you should contact a professional pressure washing company like Gardens Home Management Services. At Gardens Home Management Services, we know what type of water jet is needed for different parts of your home. We also have great home care professionals who can answer any of your pressure washing questions. For more information, contact us today.