Pressure washing is a service that many homeowners and businesses take advantage of. Pressure washing services are typically done with a high-powered hose or low-pressure water sprayer to remove dirt, debris, mold, algae, fungus, lichen, and other materials from surfaces such as sidewalks; concrete patios; decking; facades; exterior walls, and siding.
The cost for these services will depend on the size of the surface area to be cleaned (e.g., large outdoor patio versus small kitchen window), as well as the level of difficulty in reaching inaccessible areas. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some different kinds of pressure washing services and how they compare!
What Is Pressure Washing?
Pressure washing is used to clean dirt, debris, mold, algae, fungus, and other substances from the exterior of a building.
The pressure is applied with a sprayer or high-powered hose that is attached to an electric pump. The water will be sprayed on the surface at high speeds and force in order to knock off any unwanted substances.
Different Kinds of Pressure Washing Services
Pressure washing services can be broken into a few different categories, and the type that you choose will depend on your needs. These include:
– External pressure washing (e.g., exterior surface)
– Internal/Exterior pressure washing (e.g., roof gutters)
External pressure washing is the most common type of service that you’ll find, and it’s often done to clean surfaces such as driveways and sidewalks. This can be completed either with a high-powered hose or a low-pressure water sprayer (a power washer). There are pros and cons to both methods; high-powered hoses allow for the pressure to reach inaccessible areas, but they can also be too powerful and cause damage. Low-pressure water sprayers are less likely to cause any type of damage, but may not produce enough power if you need a large surface area cleaned quickly.
Internal/Exterior Pressure Washing is used when there’s an exterior surface that cannot be reached or accessed with a pressure washer. This may include gutters, roofing shingles, and siding.
Pressure washing for wood decks is done to remove dirt from the surface of a deck; this can help prolong the life expectancy of your deck by removing any substances that would typically cause it to deteriorate.
Which Pressure Washing Service Is Best For You?
External pressure washing is the most popular type of service, but it’s not always available for certain areas. If you’re looking to have your driveway and sidewalks cleaned, then this will be a good option. You’ll also want to consider if you need some inaccessible surfaces such as roof gutters or facades pressure washed; these can’t typically be reached with a high-powered hose or low-pressure water sprayer.
If you have wood decks, then it might be worth considering pressure washing services as well; this will help remove dirt and other substances that may otherwise cause your deck to deteriorate faster than normal. You can also use these if you’re looking to clean the exterior surface of your home.
Pressure washing services typically cost $40-$80 per hour. The type of service you need will dictate the price, and to know exactly how much it will be for your specific needs, give us a call! We’ll do an assessment with no obligation; this way you can see if pressure cleaning is right for you or not.
We’ve written about how pressure washing works and the different types of services that are available for surfaces. You should now have a better understanding of what constitutes an external, internal/exterior, or wood deck pressure washing service! If you’re still trying to decide on which type is right for your needs, be sure to contact us today; we can answer any questions you might have.