Pressure washing is a common home maintenance service that companies around the world offer. Pressure washers are also available to rent and be used by individual homeowners. Before renting a pressure washer or hiring a cleaning company, it is best to know what surfaces can handle being pressure washed.
Below are common surfaces that can be maintained by pressure washing and will not see damage from extreme water pressure. Before pressure washing your home on your own, do some research about PSI and how different materials can be damaged by high water pressure.
1- Home Siding
The exterior of your home is constantly exposed to the elements, which means that it can become stained or damaged easily. Pressure washing your siding or brick can help remove mold, pollen, hard water, and more that make your home look old and dingy.
Your siding can benefit from being pressure washed because the high pressure will remove dirt from small grooves and help extend the life of stone, brick, vinyl, or wood. Pressure washing will improve the look and health of your home.
Many homeowners have vinyl or wood fences that protect their property. Pressure washing is a common home maintenance step for these homes in order to keep the backyard or surrounding fencing looking pristine. Fencing can become discolored, so pressure washing can help restore the original color. Pressure washing your fence and exterior of your home can help prepare your home to sell and attract potential buyers.
3- Residential And Commercial Roofs
Pressure washing roofs is a job that requires precision. Professional cleaners need to be the ones to pressure wash your roof because the high water pressure could lift or damage your roofing material. Roofs can be pressure washed and cleaned when it is done professionally.
Flat roofs are easier to pressure wash than roofs with shingles, so commercial buildings are commonly washed by professional cleaning companies. Pressure washing can be adapted for different materials. Lower pressure can be used for certain materials so that your home won’t be damaged.
4- Decks And Patios
Wood decks and recycled composite decks can be pressure washed to help remove pollen buildup or grease stains. When washing a deck, it is important to hold the wand or nozzle too close to the material. Holding the nozzle close with high-pressure water can cause divots or splitters in your deck.
A PSI of around 800 to 1,000 is recommended when washing composite or softwood materials. It may take some trial and error to find the right pressure if you are not going to hire a professional.
Concrete is a popular material to use for driveways, and it can also be pressure washed. Concrete driveways can see lots of different stains and discoloration throughout different seasons, so professional pressure washing can help improve the appearance of your home. Pressure washing can remove mold, mildew, grease, paint, and more out of the pores of the concrete. Pressure washing is a fairly inexpensive way to increase your curb appeal.
6- Pool Decks
Since concrete driveways can be pressure washed, your pool deck can also reap the benefits of professional pressure washing. Cleaning around your pool deck will help prevent injury to those who use the pool area. Concrete can become slippery when mold or mildew is present, so cleaning these growths out of the porous material will not only improve the appearance of your residential pool but also keep you and your family safer.
When you want your windows cleaned by pressure washing, you will need to hire a professional. High pressure could damage the glass or window sill material if not handled properly. But proper cleaning is essential to keeping the windows in better condition for longer. Window cleaning is also offered by Jacob’s Ladder so that you can have clean windows without the worry of high-pressure water.
Pressure Washing From Jacob’s Ladder
Our professionals at Jacob’s Ladder want to improve different surfaces around your home. Pressure washing is a great way to elevate your curb appeal, without breaking the bank. Having your surfaces pressure washed will also help them last longer, putting off costly replacement and repair costs.
Our team is professionally trained to service homes in many different climates and surfaces of all ages. We know what pressure and cleaners to use around your home to prevent unnecessary damage to the material. Jacob’s Ladder also offers window cleaning, gutter cleaning, screen repair, and holiday lighting services. We get the job done promptly, so you can get back to your normal routine.