FREQUENTLY ASKED PRESSURE WASHING QUESTIONS
Pressure washing is the use of a high pressure water spray to remove loosened paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, dirt, basically ANY contamination from surface areas and objects, such as buildings, vehicles and concrete pavements. Pressure washing is done by our local agents, for businesses and homeowners to reduce allergies, minimize hazards, and improve aesthetics of their properties. A pressure washing surface cleaner is the tool we use, consisting of two to four high-pressure jets on a rotating bar, that swivels when water is flowing: this action creates a uniformed and pristine cleaning pattern that can clean most flat surfaces at a very rapid rate.
The terms “pressure washing” and “power washing” are used interchangeably in many scenarios, however they ARE different cleaning services! The main difference between a pressure washing and a power washing would be the yielded waters’ temperature; power washing uses heat for a more intense and aggressive power wash! Hydro-jet cleaning is oftentimes a more powerful form of surface power washing. If you are unsure about which exterior cleaning service you may be needing, reach out to us today for more information and a hassle free washing service!
For the majority of exterior surface cleaning, a yearly annual pressure washing should be most effective; however, your surface may benefit more with a six month pressure washing, as it provides the maintenance needed for the longevity and performance of your properties! Pressure washing DOES depend on the materials used to create or build the surface, as well as the current condition of the surface area, so you may need to increase the frequency of pressure washing to eliminate those tough stains and grime! Pressure washing all comes down to where your property or surface is located and the natural weather conditions and wind patterns occurring. Although it is not specific and everyone will have different services needed, the location of your property will heavily influence how often it needs to be pressure washed at the end of the day.
Most power washing companies can get your house looking spotless and brand new in one to three hours, usually! It is very important to know the weather conditioning before scheduling your local NOVA Exterior Cleaning agents, for your pressure washing services, as your residential property is going to need at least 24 hours to fully dry up, and unforeseen conditions the day of cleaning can occur! We do our best to get the job completed in a timely, professional manner, for you to enjoy your property as soon as we are finished!
Comparable to popular belief, a professional and local pressure washing service will not run you thousands of dollars; in fact, you will most likely end up spending more if you do it yourself! On an average price point, a hired pressure washing service will cost you about $100 to $150 per hour, pushing the cost a bit higher depending on the area and size of the surface needing to be cleaned. Call us at NOVA Exterior Cleaning for an easy, problem free estimate today, and we will handle the work for you, providing a quick and professional job every time!
While our local agents at NOVA Exterior Cleaning handle ALL the pressure washing hassle for you, it does help our service providers when you prep your property before a thorough cleaning! Just as wood is primed before being painted, your house must undergo certain preparations prior to a pressure washing service. Clear your outdoor area of all furniture, plants, toys, grills, or other outdoor decorative pieces, to ensure no property damage ensues and nothing gets in the way of our service agent. Usually we ask that your outdoor power be turned off for safety reasons, and all children and pets are safely away to avoid any injuries. If you have any questions, please reach out to us and we will advise you on any other directions!
In a general sense, the MAJORITY of your property can be pressure washed! This list includes property siding, roofs, wooden decks, fences, gutters, and even outdoor concrete surfaces like patios and driveways. In addition to concrete, a power washer can also be used on aluminum, brick, wood, stucco, and vinyl surfaces. There tends to be a smaller list of surfaces not to be touched with a pressure washer, than those that can! If you need direction on what we can handle with our pressure washing services, call us at NOVA Exterior Cleaning today for more information. We are standing by!
At times it can be difficult to gauge when it is time to pressure wash your property or surface. Is it really dirty enough for a pressure washing service, or should you wait for it to get even dirtier? What are the signs to look out for, that let you know it is time for a pressure washing service? One of the best and easiest ways that a property owner can tell if pressure washing is needed, is simply by running your finger along the siding or surface in question. If contaminants and grime get built up and you can see the line your finger ran along, this is a good indicator that a deeper clean with a pressure washer would be beneficial! If you’re curious about your residential or commercial property and its outward appearance, take a look at your property building on a sunny day; see if it still has the same luster and pride it once had. If the answer is a resounding “no,” then it is time to schedule a pressure washing with NOVA Exterior Cleaning today!