Ahh, spring. After a long, cold winter, it sure is a breath of fresh air to see what grass looks like again. Now that us humans can spend this time adjusting to warmer temperatures, we must consider that we were not the only ones impacted by the harsh weather that comes along with the season. Our homes, businesses, driveways, garages, patios, decks, fences and vehicles (just to name a few) have all suffered as well, and the mild sunny days that spring brings are the perfect climate for pressure washing.
What is Pressure Washing?
Pressure washing is defined as the use of high-pressure water spray to remove the following from a variety of surfaces at a rapid rate:
● loose paint
● Chewing gum
● Oil stains
When pressure washing is done professionally, the correct nozzle and pressure is applied to the specified surface to be cleaned to ensure no damage occurs. Pressure washing professionals are trained in knowing the appropriate methods to complete their duty.
Why Spring is Best
Spring is the most preferred season for homeowners and businesses alike to hire professional pressure washers for a number of reasons. Vinyl and brick exteriors don’t take well to the dirt and grime that has built up through snow and rain.
As spring brings good weather, it also brings an open window for pressure washing to be completed so that the freshness that it brings can linger on through the summer months. Front entrance stairs, fences, outdoor furniture, and parking lots build up their fair share of dirt over the winter too, and no customer feels comfortable walking up to a business that is, quite literally, filthy.
Outdoor barbecues a family favorite? Spring is a splendid time to refurbish your deck and even your grill. Hiring a pressure washing contractor to clean your driveway can make sure the correct pressure washing technique is used can help your family and guests enjoy a beautiful, professionally clean atmosphere with your hamburgers and brats.
After you’ve kept your vehicles all cozy inside your garage all winter and your driveway has had to put up with constant snow accumulation and plowing, it is safe to say the concrete and body of your car are lacking cleanliness. Oil stains and dirt galore no more once they are properly pressure washed in the spring when the wonderfully messy “melting” phase has passed.
If you’re fine with living in an igloo, pressure washing in the winter would be right for you. Pressure washing outdoor surfaces in the fall will only lead to debris deposits from fallen leaves as trees brace themselves for the winter. You could choose to hire a professional pressure washer in the summer, but isn’t it more viable to do it in the spring so you can enjoy the results longer?
Spring is the best time of the year to pressure wash. To schedule a pressure wash in the spring, call us at O’Fallon Pressure Washing Pros today at 636-206-8083!
Most people hear that the cheapest way to get things like power or pressure washing done is by investing in the purchase of one. You’ve read the manual, you’ve watched a couple how-to videos, how hard could it be?
While this may seem best, attempting to pressure wash without professional training and being an expert in the skill opens up the possibility of inflicting damage that a pressure washing service would avoid from the start.
These damages will result in needed replacements that will cost you more than buying your own pressure washer and the price of hiring a pressure washing service combined. Doing-it-yourself shouldn’t cost you more than what is necessary.
Here are some damages that could occur from inexperienced pressure washing:
Chips in Wood and Concrete
Did you know that there are factories that use extremely high powered water jets to cut metal? They’re like the Godzilla version of pressure washers, but you get the idea that pressurized water is nothing to mess around with. Without proper training, even the most respected DIY gurus could risk hurting themselves, their property and landscape when wanting to perform siding pressure washing.
The most common damage found after a DIY pressure wash is when the homeowner is surprised to see chips in their wooden deck, wooden fence and concrete driveway following an entire day of manual labor in the yard. What started as an innocent mission to freshen up the exterior of your home ended in thousands out the window in repairs.
You’d better leave pressure washing to the pros when it comes to cleaning dirt and debris off of your vehicles, trailers, farming equipment and boats. If pressure washing in this particular situation is not performed accurately, paint will chip off.
This phenomenon leads to the development of rust, which is no bill any homeowner would like to have to pay to fix. By hiring a professional pressure washing service, you can sleep at night by knowing that all of the paint remained on your brand new truck you just paid off.
Pressure washing a house is a bit more complicated than just spraying back and forth. If not done properly, the water can reach areas that it wasn’t intended to go and these effects are serious as there is no way to tell leakage occurred until the problem is at its worst. Water can easily sneak through window and door seals, damaging the interior of a home, business or garage.
Problem areas due to water exposure can develop in flooring, wiring, insulation and more, none of which are inexpensive repairs. Having water where it doesn’t belong also leads to creating the perfect environment for molds to pop up, so if you would like to avoid these troubles at all costs, it is best to hire the professionals.
Streaking is a phenomenon that occurs when lines appear on a flat surface following an unsteady pressure wash. Not only is this very noticeable, but it is an indicator that the job was not completed correctly. Streaking is especially common when pressure washing wooden surfaces like patios or decks.
Knowing stable techniques to perform a thorough pressure wash is something that hired professionals would be equipped with on the job so you don’t have to worry about your front walkway looking like it is two different colors.
Call us today for a free estimate at O’Fallon Pressure Washing Pros by calling 636-206-8083!
If you’re one of the many homeowners with a fence or deck, then it is likely that you spent a lot of time and resources to have them. You’d also like to keep them around in good shape for as long as you can. Lucky for you, this can be achieved through some good old power washing by the professionals at O’Fallon Pressure Washing Pros. We can save you the expense and stress of considering to replace a fence and deck that can be restored to its like-new quality.
Listed below are some reasons why property owners hire a power wash for their decks and fences:
When the sun shines, we humans can make due by throwing on a pair of sunglasses, using sunscreen and staying in the shade. However, the same can not be said about fences and decks. After years of direct sunlight, you may find that your deck and fence have become pale and dull after slowly losing their vibrancy. While this seems irreversible, a power wash can be just the treatment your fence and deck needs.
If you’re planning on painting or staining your deck and fence, you’ll need to remove the previous paint or stain finish. Not to worry! When performed professionally, power washing uses warm water to remove the unwanted materials so that you can have a fresh, clean canvas to get the job done.
Skipping out on this step can lessen the amount of time your new paint and stain stick around. If power washing is not completed prior to adding on the new paint or stain, it will peel off prematurely because it is not actually stuck to the fence or deck; it’s stuck to the previous paint or stain. This is especially noticeable in areas that take a beating during storms and areas with heavy foot traffic.
So if you have an interest in prolonging the life of your hardwork and enjoying your beautiful new deck and fence, then it is a great idea to go ahead with hiring a pressure washing company to help you succeed.
“Thanks for inviting me to your backyard barbecue, neighbor! I’ll have hot dogs with a side of… is that mold?!” Have a fence or deck that seems a little “green around the gills”?
Mold, mildew, moss and other growths occur more often on fences and decks than one might think, but the average homeowner always finds it to be a delight to know that this does not necessarily mean that the fence or deck is beyond repair. A cleansing power wash is just the trick to removing even the toughest molds from wooden decks and fences.
Having this routine property maintenance task completed by professionals helps resume the safety of your family, pets and dinner party guests for years to come.
If your fence and deck are dirty, but not too filthy, power washing is a great option for having that mess cleaned up quickly and effectively. This can add years to your deck as it removes imbedded dirt and other contaminants that neither you or your fence and deck want. Not only will this save you money in the long run, but it can be completed in under an hour (depending on the size of the deck or fence) so that the results can speak for themselves soon after the professionals leave.
Think of this as giving your fence and deck a bubble bath… a very powerful one. Power washing is a smart routine maintenance task for all property owners and an excellent preventative measure to potential issues.
If power washing is done incorrectly, it can lead to damage to your fence and deck and even chip the wood. That’s why you can let the professionals handle it all at O’Fallon Pressure Washing Pros. Give us a call today for a free estimate at 636-206-8083!