What Is Power Washing?

Power washing can dramatically boost the curb appeal of a home, storefront, or commercial building, extending the lifespan of your property. How does power washing work? Is there any difference between power washing and pressure washing?

According to the professionals at Pressure Perfect Cleaning, the answer to the second question is yes. Power washing uses specialized equipment that jets high-pressure, heated water to clean. Our expert team further explains when you need to schedule power washing services and how it effectively and reliably removes dirt from surfaces. Continue reading to learn more from the professionals.

Pressure Washing vs. Power Washing

While comparable to power washing, pressure washing has a few key differences. The following explains the similarities between the two:

  • Both require high water pressure to clean.
  • Professional cleaning solutions enable both machines to loosen and wash away dirt and grime.
  • A pressure washer and a power washer can effectively clean various surface materials.

The main difference stems from power washing requiring a heating element and using high-pressure steam and hot water to clean surfaces.

When To Use a Power Washer

When should you use a power washer to clean? Each section of your exterior requires varying methods for optimal results. Residential power washing cleans the following areas of the home:

  • Concrete
  • Patios
  • Removing paint
  • Commercial use

Power washing can harm some materials when misused. Professionals prefer residential pressure washing for the following materials:

  • Siding
  • Wood materials
  • Brick and mortar

The high heat from power washing can damage certain materials. However, it’s more effective against hard-to-remove residues such as gum. If you don’t know where to use a power washer, reach out to a professional team for advice.

We can walk you through which surfaces work better with power washing and what you should leave to a professional.

How Does a Power Washer Work?

What makes a power washer so effective? Water has positive and negative molecules, giving it a unique ability to hold onto dirt and grime and remove it. Soap and detergents enhance this ability, removing difficult stains.

Pressure and power washing machines spray water at high pressure onto the surface, manually removing stuck-on stains, mold, and grime. The heat eliminates more challenging obstacles such as gum, graffiti, and algae for an optimal clean.

Proper use of a power washer can clean your environment completely, leaving your home and property looking brand new after every wash. You can use various nozzles for different effects, guaranteeing the correct pressure and spray size for your material.

Power washers give you complete control over the size of the spray and the amount of pressure, providing a thorough clean when safely used.

Contact Pressure Perfect Cleaning

If you have any questions about power washing or pressure washing, contact Pressure Perfect Cleaning. We’re here to provide professional exterior cleaning services to all Sarasota residents, ensuring all properties remain immaculate.

If you need power washing services contact Pressure Perfect Cleaning at (941) 302-3405 and request an estimate today.

Our Customer Reviews

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Was able to pressure wash the same day I called due to a cancellation. They always do an excellent cleaning
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Sherill Trevino
They did such a good job!! Would Hartley recommend!!
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Linda Hull
The owner and crew went above normal to give professional service & superior service! Our tile roof looked new when they left! Immaculate job!Highly recommend this company!
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Linda Stokes
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Kerri Carter
My second time using company. Highly recommend! Erin the office manager has great communication throughout and they guys did a beautiful job !!! A++++++
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Heather C
Very pleased with the work performed in cleaning my roof. I have recommended Pressure Perfect to several neighbors. Erin the office manager is always responsive in a timely manner.
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Dennis Marryott
Pressure Perfect perfectly showed up right before Hurricane Ian to clean out our clogged gutters so we wouldn’t have any drainage problem. Great job Stan and Erin!!
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