The Pros and Cons of Power Washing

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The Pros and Cons of Power WashingThe exterior of your home constantly stands against dirt, dust, grime, pests, and the weather. It’s no wonder that it can get pretty dirty, but it doesn’t have to stay that way and decrease the aesthetic appeal of your home. There are several ways to clean your home, and power washing is one of them. Here are the pros and cons of power washing.

Pros of Power Washing

  • Good for intense cleaning: Power washing is a great solution when you have a solid surface like a patio or driveway that just can’t be cleaned with any amount of scrubbing. A high amount of pressure easily clears away any stubborn layers of dirt.
  • A fast process: Scrubbing at stains can take hours on end, but power washing involves anywhere between 500 to 3000 psi to wash away any stains quickly and effectively.

Cons of Power Washing

  • Could cause damage to the surface: With so much pressure coming out at once, it can be easy to make a mistake, like peeling the paint on a home. Power washing has even been known to crack concrete at times. Fortunately, such mistakes like these can be avoided when left to the professionals because we know which nozzle to use and just the right amount of pressure needed for the job.
  • Requires a professional: As explained, power washing is best left to the professionals because it is far too easy to make a mistake that you’ll regret if you aren’t experienced.

Power washing is a great choice for cleaning some of the exterior surfaces of your home, but there is so much room for error. We prefer to use soft washing in many cases because it is safer for your home and often more effective overall. Give us a call if you would like to learn more.