Norristown, King of Prussia, PA Residential and Commercial Pressure Washing
The change of seasons here in Norristown and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, brings many opportunities to work on outdoor projects. It’s neither too hot nor too chilly to take care of things like cleaning your siding and roof, sprucing up your deck, or removing stains from your concrete driveway.
Power washing will take care of all these tasks (and more)!
Whether you live in Norristown or King of Prussia, PA, Optimal Power Washing has you covered. Read on to learn more about pressure washing services in your area.
Are Pressure Washing and Power Washing the Same?
When you search online for pressure washing near me, you’ll notice that some companies advertise pressure washing while others focus on power washing.
Is there a difference?
While the two types of cleaning share similarities, there is one significant difference between pressure and power washing. It’s heat!
Both use a high-pressure stream of water—2,000 to 2,800 psi—to blast away dirt and grime from outdoor surfaces.
Power washing adds the element of hot water to the mix to better deal with tough-to-clean, heavily soiled surfaces and is best used on concrete and cement.
If you need to remove any of the following, a power washer and hot water will do the trick:
- Salt residue
- Mold and mildew
- Grease stains
- Chewing gum
As pressure washing also relies on a pressured blast of water, the lack of heat doesn’t minimize the results. It enables one to wash more delicate surfaces thoroughly without damaging them.
A pressure washer doesn’t perform as well when you need to remove stuck-on substances (chewing gum and mold) or tough stains.
Most pressure washing professionals use a combination of pressure and power washing equipment and techniques. That’s why it’s best to let a professional tackle the job. They know what will work best for your unique situation.
What Can’t You Power Wash?
You can pressure wash a variety of surfaces, including siding. It’s easy to get carried away and assume you can use a power washer on just about anything outdoors.
Here’s a brief list of a few other things you should not spray with a high-pressure stream of water:
- Electrical panels
- Wood siding
- Old mortar
- Outdoor lights
- Air conditioners
A professional should be able to handle cleaning these surfaces by using specialized techniques and nozzles. Most homeowners haven’t mastered the techniques and don’t usually keep professional equipment in the garage.
Always check with your power washing contractor to ensure they are using the correct method so as not to damage certain surfaces.
How Often Should You Pressure Wash Your House?
Many homeowners are curious about how often they need to pressure wash. We’ve all seen the weekend warriors in the neighborhood who seem to be spraying down the patio or driveway every weekend.
While a weekly cleaning with a garden hose never hurts, your home shouldn’t need power washing that often.
The experts at Optimal Power Washing recommend pressure washing your home every 6-12 months. Some homeowners may need to schedule pressure washing twice a year, particularly if they notice a buildup of grease and oil stains, mold development, or vinyl siding discoloration.
How to Find the Best Power Washing Company Near You
Whether your home or business needs pressure washing or you have some of the more challenging problems, such as grease or stubborn stains, and need power washing, Optimal Power Washing makes it easy to schedule your cleaning project.
We tackle any exterior cleaning, including siding, roofs, driveways, patios, decks, and swimming pool areas. Commercial properties are no exception, as we offer the best pressure washing services for parking lots and parking garages. Of course, we keep the outside of all types of businesses looking exceptionally pristine to welcome customers happily.
Contact our team today and let us help you with a free quote. We look forward to getting to know you and servicing your Norristown, or King of Prussia, PA, residential and commercial exterior.