Professional-style pressure washing is used for a number of reasons on a number of different surfaces. Property owners find themselves in need of a pressure washing company several times throughout their lives and for good reason. Leaving problem areas in need of a pressure wash to themselves has negative effects that go beyond superficial aspects.

In short, some problems don’t go away if you just ignore it. Without pressure washing, the value of homes, garages, vehicles and more decreases significantly, all of which could have been avoided by calling professional services. So many fences, decks and walkways are torn out every year and sent to the dump when they don’t need to be.

Pressure washing may seem overwhelming, but the process is simple and can save you money in the long run. Here are 5 things you can wash away with pressure washing:

  • Mold and mildew
  • Graffiti
  • Paint
  • Oil stains
  • Dirt

 
Mold and Mildew
Mold, mildew, moss and even algae can grow on fences, decks, gutters, siding and more. For homeowners, not treating this problem can be detrimental to your home’s value, cause the problem to worsen over time, can weaken the structure of a home and can make the home difficult to sell.

Renters won’t appreciate it either when they fall victim to being the caretaker of an unwanted mushroom garden on their bathroom ceiling. That’s right… their bathroom ceiling (true story). Not only are these growths a sanitary issue, they can be harder, and therefore more expensive, to fix if they aren’t nipped in the bud from day one.

Pressure washing, when done professionally, safely and effectively removes mold, mildew, moss and algae. Wouldn’t it be nice to say with confidence that your home isn’t moldy?
 
Graffiti
Did you fall victim to vandalization? End up not liking that giant outdoor wall mural you’ve spent weeks buying endless amounts of spray paint cans for? Whatever the case, art is art but sometimes time and place is an important consideration.

But if the time occurs where you want to remove graffiti, a pressure wash should be your top consideration. Spray paint can be harmful to materials such as brick and stucco if it is not removed promptly. In this case, it is better to have the graffiti removed within a couple of days before the paint settles, otherwise chemicals will need to be used.

O’Fallon Pressure Washing Pros arrive at the job equip with the right tools necessary to ensure the removal of spray paint from the specified surface.
 
Paint
Planning on painting your home? As excited as you are, there is still one step before you lather up that paint roller. Pressure washing concrete, metal, wood and more to remove paint is an involved process that can be unrealistically time consuming to the everyday homeowner. This is especially so if you’re eager to get to the painting phase, because whether you scrub or pressure wash, you’ll be waiting days for the surface to completely dry so you can begin painting.

​Pressure washing to remove dirt and debris before painting an exterior can also help lengthen the lifespan of the fresh coat of paint, saving you money you’d spend on another paint job prematurely. Removing paint is a very laborious, high skill level required task that should be taken care of by professionals to avoid damage.
 
Oil Stains
If your driveway and or garage floor has accumulated mass amounts of oil stains from leaking cars, a professional pressure wash could help the stained concrete look like it was just poured. Concrete can be damaged by a pressure wash that was not properly performed. New stains and old stains can be removed as trained professionals know how to determine what will need to be used and what power washing methods will work best.
 
Dirt
Dirt is one of the number one reasons why pressure washing companies can be seen around your neighborhood. Dirt sticks on just about everything: walls, concrete, decks, fences, cars, boats, roofs, gutters… the list goes on.

After winter storms, rain and the extremely messy, muddy process of melting snow are all to blame for getting dirt everywhere except where it needs to be. Power washing is the fastest and most hassle-free way to safely remove dirt from everything from outdoor furniture to siding.

Not only will this help your home or business shine, but it will make future pressure washes easier as no “layers” of dirt will be present.
 
Need something power or pressure washed? Give us at O’Fallon Pressure Washing Pros a call today at 636-206-8083!