What To Know Before You Begin Pressure Washing

What To Know Before You Begin Pressure Washing

If you live in Asheville, you undoubtedly have a lovely home in a place of spectacular beauty. It is almost unfair how we have such a unique mix of historical and modern architecture as well as tremendous views of our natural surroundings. For you and your neighbors, it is vital to keep your property and home clean and inviting. No one wants their house to be the lone eyesore in the community.

As we have spent much more time at home than we might for most years, you may be painfully aware of dirt and build-up on your home's surfaces. Pressure washing may be the answer, but should you rent your own or hire a professional? We want to help homeowners in western North Carolina answer that question in this article.

 

What is Pressure Washing?

Pressure Washing is a process that utilizes machines that spray heavily-pressurized, room temperature water to wash away dirt, grime, or muck from surfaces like concrete, roofs, furniture, or decks. The water is pressurized anywhere from 750 to 30,000 psi, depending on the optimal amount for what is being washed. This process can be exceptionally effective in restoring your deck, concrete, and other surfaces to an almost-new shine that will be the envy of your neighborhood. However, property damage is a concern when pressure washing a house. The siding of a house is not designed to withstand the massive amounts of pressure that most pressure washers produce. Water can be forced into seals, shred screens, and soak through wood that could lead to rot.

One alternative to traditional pressure washing is softwashing. Unlike pressure washing, softwashing uses low-pressure pumps (softwashing uses about as much pressure as a regular garden hose) and a combination of biodegradable mildewcides, algaecides, and soaps that are custom-blended for your particular need.

Softwashing can be more effective, and it uses less water than power washing! Softwashing is the method recommended by most major insurers as well as the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing Association (ARMA), so it won't void your warranty!

Why Should I Have My Home's Pressure Washed or Softwashed

  1. It Will Look Better: You do not want to have the only home or business on the block that looks dingy. Your house probably sits in a picturesque neighborhood that likely has a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. You do not want to have the one home that looks dirty and dingy. 
  2. It Will Be More Inviting: A clean home looks more inviting for neighborhood cookouts and gatherings.
  3. It Will Keep Your Neighbors Happy: Your dirty home may not be attractive for the neighbors, but it will invite complaints and possible HOA letters. Clean it up and keep the neighbors happy.
  4. It Will Help Prevent Damage: That dirty build-up will eventually work to break down your home's surface, leading to costly repairs.
  5. It Will Help Your Family Stay Healthy: Some of that dingy build-up is mold and mildew. Your family members may be allergic and experiencing symptoms because of the dirt and muck on your home's surfaces.
  6. It Will Help Preserve Your Home's Value and Curb Appeal: If you ever want to sell your home, keeping it clean will help retain property values and increase curb appeal.

Should I Rent A Pressure Washer or Hire a Professional?

Pressure washing systems can be dangerous and cause injury. Furthermore, even if used cautiously, pressurized water can damage some outdoor surfaces. One of the key reasons to choose a professional pressure washing company such as Mobile Magic is having experts who know when to use softwashing instead of traditional power and pressure washing units. Furthermore, you can expect our technicians to do the job thoroughly, catching, and cleaning areas the untrained eye might miss. Before you try to DIY your pressure washing, contact Mobile Magic Pressure Washing in Asheville

Pressure washing systems can be dangerous and cause injury. Furthermore, even if used cautiously, pressurized water can damage some outdoor surfaces. One of the key reasons to choose a professional pressure washing company such as Mobile Magic is having experts who know when to use softwashing instead of traditional power and pressure washing units. Furthermore, you can expect our technicians to do the job thoroughly, catching, and cleaning areas the untrained eye might miss. Before you try to DIY your pressure washing, contact Mobile Magic Pressure Washing in Asheville