Can Pressure Washing Damage Your Property?

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    If you think your home, deck, or driveway needs a thorough cleaning, pressure washing seems like an easy solution to the problem. In fact, pressure washing is a good idea to remove dirt or clean off the mold and mildew that tends to grow on outdoor surfaces in our warm, humid climate. However, if done incorrectly, pressure washing may result in more damage than benefits. That’s why we suggest calling the professionals at As New Again Pressure Washing. Our low-pressure techniques offer the same pristine results without the risk of damage.

    Pressure Washing vs. Power Washing

    Though they may seem the same, pressure washing and power washing differ in several ways. People often use the two terms interchangeably, but it’s important to understand the distinctions. Both types of cleaning use the force of pressurized water, but while power washing amps up the pressure to scour dirt and grime off of surfaces, pressure washing takes a gentler approach. Power washing typically only uses water to clean, while pressure washing often uses cleansers and anti-algae treatments to ensure lasting results.

    Many harder surfaces, like concrete, stand up better to high-pressure cleaning and require more pressure to effectively remove debris. Other surfaces, like windows and roofing materials, can’t handle the force of a high water pressure washer, increasing the probability of damage. Cleaning the exterior of your home isn’t as simple as it may seem, so it’s always a good idea to leave it to the professionals.

    Potential Problems From Power Washing

    In order to use a power washer correctly, you must understand the complexities of the machine and know how it operates. Using too much or too little pressure, standing too close or too far from your target, or employing the wrong technique all result in unsatisfactory results. At best, your home isn’t as clean as you want. At worst, you’ve caused costly or irreparable damage, including:

    • Stripped or discolored paint
    • Loosened or damaged siding, brickwork, or roofing
    • Cracked or etched concrete, stone, and wood surfaces
    • Torn screens, cracked windows, or broken seals
    • Mold, mildew, or algae growth from water buildup under your siding

    Trained and experienced technicians can pressure clean your home efficiently, saving you stress, hassle, and the cost of potential repairs.

    As New Again | Pressure Washing in Jacksonville, FL

    While pressure washing your home as a DIY project may seem like a good idea to avoid pressure washing costs, in most cases, it’s a better idea to call in the professionals.

    With more than 15 years in the pressure washing industry, As New Again Pressure Washing is your choice for local pressure washing services in our community. We know the ins and outs of how to make your home look as good as new using low-pressure cleaning methods that offer the same great results as power washing –  without the risk of damage to your home. From driveways to roofs, we’ll get your home sparkling clean in no time.

    Call us today at 904-881-9743 to schedule a consultation.

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