Pressure washing is a plumbing service that uses high-pressure water stream for cleaning purposes. It involves the spraying of detergent into the pipe joints and drains to wash away dirt, grease, rust, pollen, leaves, etc. It is usually done in hard-to-reach places like below the floorboards, in basements, attics and crawlspaces. Pressure washing has many advantages over conventional cleaning methods. The water is usually clean and chemical free, which cuts down on infections caused by bacteria. Furthermore, it is also energy efficient and does not emit any harmful exhaust or soot.
Pressure washing or power washing is basically the application of high-force water through the use of pressure pipes and hoses to remove loose dirt, grease, mud, dust, ash, chewing tobacco, pollen, leaves, insects and termites from nonporous surfaces and objects including concrete surfaces, buildings and vehicles. It is also known as “green” because it helps to prevent the formation of mold and other organic pollutants. If your home is infested by pesky pests such as ants, termites and cockroaches, you can use this method to kill them. However, pressure washing is not suitable for heavily infested and old surfaces that cannot be treated using regular cleaning chemicals. Before employing this service, you should first consult with your local plumber or cleaning contractor to identify the type of surfaces to be treated.
There are different types of pressure washers available. There are gas-powered machines and electric pressure washers. You can also purchase a combination machine that features both the pressure washer and an electric brush for cleaning harder surfaces. The amount of water delivered using one type of machine may vary according to the pressure washer being used. For instance, if you are using 50 psi pressure washers, you should expect to use up to a maximum of one gallon of water for each two gallons cleaned.
A “Wet Washing” wand is often used when pressure washing landscapes, including stairs, driveways, fence posts and vinyl blinds. This wand injects a concentrated jet of water at the precise point where it is needed to loosen the soil. Using a “Wet Washing” wand is more effective than dragging a broom or landscaping trimmer across the area to be cleaned. You need to be careful, though, as some types of vinyl are highly sensitive to static electricity. If you have a metal fence, it could potentially be hazardous if the wand comes into contact with the metal. If this should happen, you may not be able to safely use the “Wet Washing” wand again that same day.
High pressure washing is a popular option for cleaning pools, hot tubs and spas. The high pressure and high water temperatures allow cleaning carpets, tiles and walls much faster than regular washing. Regular washing methods can sometimes damage these surfaces, especially in the case of stubborn dirt. However, high pressure washing eliminates this problem and leaves them cleaner than they were before. It’s also great for cleaning inside and out, such as around hot tubs, shower enclosures and skylights.
When selecting a pressure washing system, you should take note of the nozzle type. There are different spray nozzle options, including circular and linear spray nozzles. The circular nozzle is best for cleaning hard-to-reach areas, while the linear option would be best for cleaning larger decks or patios.