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The Methods Of Pressure Washing

The methods of pressure washing

There are several methods of pressure washing, and each of them serve a different but very important function towards keeping the exterior surfaces of your home or business clean. The three main methods are pressure washing, soft washing, and power washing, and the distinctions between them are important to know. Take a look at the following list to get to know these methods a little better.

The methods of pressure washing are:

  • Pressure washing is the most self-explanatory and well-known method of exterior surface cleaning. It uses a high pressure wash, typically around 2000 PSI (though sometimes more, depending on the surface), to clean materials such as wooden decking and stone pathways
  • Soft washing is also done with a pressure washer, but uses a much lower pressure combined with a gentle chemical solution to safely clean softer or more delicate materials such as vinyl siding, windows, and roofing
  • Power washing is another high pressure method of cleaning, but unlike pressure washing, it uses hot water to clean harder surfaces like concrete and other types of pavement. This type of pressure washing can only be done with a machine that has a heating element.

Why Knowing The Methods Is Important

It's important to know the methods of pressure washing for several reasons, not only if you're looking into doing the job yourself, but also to gauge whether or not the pressure washing company you've hired knows what they're doing. Here at Integrity Softwash Solutions, we pride ourselves on not only bringing our expertise to the table, but keeping our customers and clients well-informed on not only what we're doing, but why we're doing it. Owning a home is a large investment, and when you trust someone else to help you take care of it, it's incredibly important to understand the ins and outs of the service you've requested.

This is especially true for pressure washing services such as roof or window cleaning, because if you or a company you've hired tries to tackle these surfaces with a high pressure cleaning method, you might find yourself stuck with the need for repairs or replacements. Staying informed is always your best option, and we're right here and ready to help answer any of your questions!

Is Buying Your Own Pressure Washer Worth It?

The short answer is no, not really.

There's a few reasons for this, but the main concern when someone tries their hand at do-it-yourself pressure washing is the danger involved. Depending on the pressure and whether or not chemicals are being used, you can cause grievous injuries to yourself or others when you don't have years of experience and industry training. Not only that, you also run the risk of damaging the exterior surfaces of your property, and the costs of repairs or replacements will always outweigh any potential savings you might see when you don't hire a professional.

Let the pros here at Integrity Softwash Solutions take on your next pressure washing project instead. Give us a call at 847-858-1386 or fill out our online request form today to let us do the work so you can sit back and enjoy your day!

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