There are three important aspects to pressure washing or power washing any surface.
- Pressure. A typical pressure washer will range from 1000 p.s.i. up to 4000 p.s.i. The amount of pressure is important, but too much pressure will damage the surface that you are pressure washing. In many cases, you might leave a permanent scratch on the cement if you are not careful.
- Hot or Cold water temperature. The typical pressure washer from Home Depot will connect to your standard hose bib and the water temperature will coincide with the water temperature coming out of the faucet. This is called cold-water pressure washing. Industrial/commercial pressure washing units are set up to run the water over hot coils that will instantly heat the water up. The temperature of the water can be controlled from lukewarm to boiling hot.
- Proper cleaning detergent/chemical. In most cases, a mild degreaser will help loosen up the dirt and provide a consistent clean throughout the job. Typically, the detergent is applied with a pump-up sprayer evenly onto the surface.
Hot water and proper detergent selection will take your job results to the next level. A person would not wash a greasy pan in cold water and the same applies to maximizing the cleaning result on the surface that you are cleaning. When pressure washing your deck, hot water will provide better results.
Would you do a load of laundry without putting detergent into the washer? The answer is NO. The same applies to pressure washing a deck or cleaning the sidewalk in front of a strip mall. Applying a mild degreaser prior to pressure washing will maximize the cleaning results.
For over twenty years, Miracle Maintenance routinely pressure washed the following surfaces:
- Driveways and garage floors
- Strip Malls
- Walkways in front of movie theaters
- Parking Garages
- Pool Decks
For the best pressure washing results, please contact Miracle Maintenance for a free estimate. Please text or call 602-689-9049 or visit www.miraclemaintenance.com.