What Is Pressure Washing?
Pressure washing is a great way to clean outdoor surfaces like decks, patios, sidewalks, and driveways that involves using a pressure washer, a machine that pumps water at high pressure through a nozzle or wand. The pressure created by the machine, typically measured in pounds per square inch (PSI), can range from a few hundred to several thousand PSI. High-pressure water stream effectively dislodges dirt, grime, and other contaminants from surfaces such as concrete, brick, wood, and siding.
Many pressure washers also come equipped with a detergent tank or a system for adding cleaning solutions to the water stream. This allows the cleaning solution to penetrate and loosen dirt and grime, ultimately making it easier to remove.
Pressure washing is a versatile cleaning method that can be used for a variety of applications, such as removing oil stains from driveways, cleaning decks and patios, and washing exterior walls and windows. It is a fast and efficient way to restore the appearance of surfaces and can save a significant amount of time and effort compared to traditional cleaning methods. However, it's important to note that pressure washing should only be done by a professional who understands how to properly adjust the pressure and select the appropriate cleaning solution for the specific surface being cleaned.
What Pressure washing services do you offer?
Pressure Worx offers a wide array of pressure washing services in Charlotte, North Carolina and surrounding areas. All of our pressure washing services are listed as follows:
House washing is just like it sounds. We clean your house using a pressure washer and the appropriate cleaners to clean all the surfaces on you home such as gutters, sidings, soffits, windows, shutters, trim and garage doors.
Driveway cleaning is one of our pressing washing services that we offer that really can make your property pop. Driveways tend to become dirty with algae, dirt, oil, grease, and more in very little time. We clean driveways using a surface cleaner and commercial cleaning solutions to get your driveway clean.
Patio Cleaning is one of our top add on services. Patios are typically concrete but can also be made of bricks, pavers, or other types of stone. Patios are one of the most used outdoor living spaces, perfect for hanging out, cooking on the grill, or just enjoying being outside and to keep it in tip top shape, you should have it cleaned regularly.
Pressure washing your fence has a slew of benefits that extend beyond good looks. As storms and harsh weather roll through our state, your fence is prone to damage from moisture, wind, drastic temperature changes, and mildew.
Cleaning a deck be one of the trickiest things to clean even for us professionals. Decks can be made from wood or composite, they can be painted, stained or left natural, and nearly all decks have hand rails, spindles, and a staircase which all take great degree of attention to detail. Not to mention that washing with too much pressure can fur the wood, or remove paint. we treat every deck like our own and only advise the best cleaning technique for each deck uniquely.
Your roof is a vital part of your home and it can become unsightly with several nuisances: Gleocapsa magma (black algae), moss, and lichen. Not to mention, dirty roofs are dangerous to walk on and can degrade the integrity of your shingles, which can lead to leaks and the higher cost of replacing shingles.
As a dock owner, you probably already know how important it is to keep your dock in top shape and having a dock on a lake or pond can be very satifying, especially during the months you use it the most. But, just like anything outside, it can start to become unsightly due to all of the elemental exposure. Dirt, grime, and algae can build even faster on docks due to constant exposure to higher humidity..Over time, your dock can fade, warp, and sustain damage from the elements. We use non-harmful methods to prevent lake pollution when cleaning your dock. This means we can get your lakefront property looking beautiful just in time for boating season, without causing any damage whatsoever.
Keeping your gutters clean may seem like a mundane task, but it is very vital in the health of your home. Your gutters allows the water from rain on your roof to be redirected away from your house to protect the foundation. However, if your gutters become full of leaves and debris they can begin to clog and causes water to overflow. this can causes problems with your foundation as well as start to rot the trim behind it and it will make the trim and outside of the gutter look unsightly.
That old playset in your backyard that’s looking a little worse for its age? The patio furniture that’s been sitting in the elements all winter? Your pool float that needs to be cleaned before summer cranks up? We can remove unsightly algae from all that and more! Algae is not only ugly to look at, but can cause the integrity of your home’s most valued accessories to degrade at a rapid rate and even change color permanently. Further, algae growth can make surfaces like playsets slippery and dangerous, which increases liability for you, the homeowner!
An average gutter cleaning will clear debris that cause harmful damage, but won’t remove that baked-in dirt and grime making your them look old and unkempt. Due to something called electrostatic bonding – moisture overflow that pulls down sediment from you roof – your gutters can form something called oxidation and most commonly starts as tiger stripes, those icky-looking grey streaks that are impossible to clean with typical methods. Even worse, over time the grey streaks will start to get bigger and make large blotches that are the most unsightly.
Rust on your siding? Actually it’s not rust. This is most commonly known as hard water stains. This comes from hard water and mineral deposits leaking onto your siding. The source of this problem is usually a leak from your ac unit. Yes, it is unsightly and yes, your HOA may fine you for it. Thought you would put a little CLR on it and make it go away? Think again, we use a special chemical made just for hard water stains and mineral deposits to make your siding look like it did before it became a problem.
When Should you pressure wash?
Over time, outdoor surfaces like patios, decks, driveways, and siding can accumulate unsightly buildup such as dirt, grime, algae, mold, and mildew, which can create a slippery and hazardous environment and can be quite unsightly to look at. . Pressure washing, which utilizes a high-pressure water spray, is an effective cleaning method to remove this buildup and restore the look of your outdoor spaces. Regular pressure washing not only enhances the beauty of your outdoor areas but also protects your home from damage caused by buildup and contaminants, ultimately saving you money on repairs or replacements.
Masonry cleaning can be quite difficult. To protect your bricks, they should be cleaned using low pressure to prevent any mortar from chipping or causing any damage to the brick itself. We use a strong algaecide on your masonry which will stop algae, moss, lichen, and dirt in it’s tracks! it will make your bricks look bright and your mortar clean for a showcase quality clean!