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!
You have seen the final product after a professional pressure washing and you’re sold. The kind of sold that’s like, “where do I make the check out to? I thought that patio was black all of these years,”. It really is that incredible, but did you know that pressure washing can increase the value of your home? Yeah. You’re going to need to sit down for this one.
It is likely that there are several aspects of your home that could use some serious cleaning. If you’re planning to sell, this matter is even more so. Pressure washing, when professionally completed, can restore the life of even the most seemingly impossible fixes. Here are just some of the areas where a pressure wash can mean the difference between saving money or wasting it by unnecessary remodels:
● Front entrance
Having the professionals at O’Fallon Pressure Washing Pros pressure wash areas of your home could do more than decrease any dirty eyesores. If mold, algae and mildew are present, pressure washing can remove all harmful materials from your home’s exterior. For both siding and shingles, leaving these unwanted growths alone can cause damage, such as roof decay. Seasonal upkeep can improve the quality of your home and boost the listing price if you ever decide to sell.
Gut Those Gutters
While we typically spend a majority of our time utilizing the interior technology of our homes such as plumbing and electricity, it is important to remember that the exterior of our homes has an entire system to help maintain stability as well!
Think of the horrors that could occur if the roof, siding and gutters were blocked and couldn’t properly drain water away from your home. Dirt and mold can be the culprit of a blocked gutter that can easily be pressure washed clean.
Sheds Light on Potential Problems
Now that you’ve hired a professional pressure washer to spray away the grime that grew, you can finally see areas of your home that weren’t exposed before. This is especially the case when you decide to have your home exterior pressure washed in the spring when it is most beneficial. After the winter months, some damage may have occurred that can cost less when fixed sooner rather than later.
Planning to Paint
Are you in the midst of putting your home up for sale or planning to paint your exterior? Professional pressure washers can equip the correct pressure washer gear to make sure all of the unwanted paint is removed safely and effectively for a professionally clean slate to begin adding that fresh coat of paint. This ensures that the paint remains in good condition for several years to come, so you get more bang for your buck.
Being responsible about the care of your home, both inside and out, each year can lessen the overall cost you’d spend on fixing-it-up prior to placing your home on the market to sell. Similar to the reason we take vitamins, routinely treating your house to professional pressure washing will only expand its value and prevent aging too early.
Need something pressure washed? Call us today at O’Fallon Pressure Washing Pros at 636-206-8083!