You’ve Got The Power: All About Power Washing
What is Power Washing?
Power washing is the process of spraying the exterior of a selected surface with a concentrated water stream at a high pressure. Power washing is often confused with pressure washing, which also uses a pressurized stream to clean but differs in that it has a heating element to it. In power washing, the pressurized water is additionally heated up making it even more effective than pressure washing at removing unwanted buildup and dirt.
Why Power Wash?
Power washing can help your home or other surface look new, clean and shiny. Power washing can be done to the exterior of your home or commercial building, the surrounding outdoor areas including patios, fencing, concrete walkways and driveways, and more. Power washing is effective at removing dirt, buildups and other impurities from the exterior of these surfaces. When you power wash you can improve the overall appearance of the targeted surfaces and keep them maintained as they accumulate grime over years and years. Power washing is especially helpful to do the following:
- Improve the appearance of your home or commercial buildings
- Remove mold, mildew and other harmful buildups caused by the weather
- Remove unsightly debris or dirt that is affixed to surfaces
- Give a shiny, clean and polished appearance and keep things looking new
Of course, some external factors may influence how often you want or need to pressure wash your home. If you live in an area with a dirt road, for example, dust may build up over time. If you live in an area with large trees with sap, this might get stuck on various surfaces on your property. Areas that experience rainy, hot or humid climates are also more susceptible to the buildup of mold or mildew.
What Can You Wash
Power washing is a versatile method of cleaning that can be applied to many different surfaces outdoors. It is frequently used to clean the following:
- House Exteriors
- Building Exteriors
- Masonry (stonework)
- Concrete Surfaces
It is important to note that not all surfaces can be power washed, and some may be damaged if the highly pressurized liquid is applied to them. It’s always essential to check with a professional prior to beginning any power washing project. Or, better yet, hire a professional to do it and avoid causing any unexpected damage to your property. Safe and thoughtful power washing is key to getting the best outcome.
Best Times To Power Wash
The best time to power wash your home will vary depending on where you live, as you want to complete the process in favorable weather. Generally, the change of seasons is a good time to power wash, to both take advantage of the good weather and to clean off the accumulation after harsh seasons (like winter). In central Texas, power washing is not needed as frequently as up north due to the more mild climate with less extreme winter. In this region it’s best to power wash in spring and fall when the seasons switch, as these times generally lack the very extreme temperatures common in the summer. This makes fall a great time to power wash in Texas!
At Grassworks we offer chemical-free power washing services to help the appearance of your home’s exterior from your house to your sidewalk. Our services are safe and effective, using only heated water and nothing harmful or chemical so there’s no need to worry about damage done to the area around your home. We are both experienced and professional, and will help you to keep your property looking its absolute best.
Want to get started with power-washing? Contact us today!
Ferris MyCue is the founder and owner of Grass Works Lawn Care, LLC located in Leander, TX. As a former firefighter who maintained yards on his days off, he saw a need for a dependable, local maintenance company that knew the hill country climate and could deliver quality landscaping services for a reasonable price. Since 2007 he has used his leadership to grow the company into one of the top landscape maintenance companies in Austin and surrounding areas offering landscape maintenance, design, and irrigation services to both residential and commercial clients. Ferris is also a member of the Seasonal Employment Alliance (SEA) and an active participant in advocacy efforts to help promote cap relief.