Power Washing by Nu-Way
Nu-Way Pressure Washing
Power Washing is an essential home and building maintenance item. Over time, building exteriors get dingy. Weather, dirt, bugs, trees, pollen, and any number of other elements can contribute to the weathered look of a building and its surrounding area. While it may seem like you need to do a great deal of work to get your place back in stellar shape, it’s actually power washing that may be all you need to brighten up your home or office and make it look brand new once again.
Pressure washing isn’t only for siding. Different types of exteriors can benefit from power washing, including:
- Brick and mortar
- Parking lots
The goal, no matter what type of exterior is undergoing pressure washing, is to clean the surface thoroughly without getting water or detergent behind the outer surface. This means you want your pressure washing company to do an inspection of the area they’re about to clean before they clean it, notifying you of any repairs that need to be done, gaps that need to be filled, joints that are damaged, surfaces that are chipped or cracked, or areas that are rusted.
Benefits of Power Washing
What can pressure washing do that good old Mother Nature cannot? While a heavy downpour once in a while might wash and revitalize the earth, all it does for your property is kick up dirt and grass and blow particles through the air that stick to your home or office and sully its exterior.
If you’ve ever seen a surface before and after pressure washing, it won’t take much to convince you of the benefits of this service. A power wash can make an old house look brand new again, a weathered deck look as though it’s made of fresh wood, a driveway appear newly paved.
Power washing extends the life of structures that, at one point, might have seemed close to needing replaced. But your deck might not be so grey after all, and your siding might be brighter than you think. An intense, thorough washing can revitalize any number of surfaces, while also removing particles that could potentially eat away at their integrity and foundation.
Avoid DIY Power Washing
Sure, it is possible to rent or purchase your own pressure washer and clean the surfaces you want to clean on your own, but the cons far outweigh the pros in this situation. Handling a pressure washer is the first hurdle – that’s a powerful spray coming from that machine. In instances where dirt is really built up and detergents need to be employed, it’s possible to overdo it and use the wrong spray pattern.
It is also possible to damage your home if attempting to undertake a pressure washing without experience or training. You’re interested in getting the home clean, and you may not be on the lookout for problems that could develop along the way. It’s possible to get water in the cracks, crevices, windows, and vents of your home. You could break seals or damage the exterior of your home if you’re spraying too hard or too close to the surfaces being cleaned. The improper use of high pressure is one of the biggest problems with do-it-yourself power washing.
Aesthetically, besides causing damage to the structure, it is possible to cause streaking if the washing isn’t done in a methodical spray pattern and rinsed properly. And attempting to clean a two-story building is a daunting task. You can purchase extension tools or stand on a ladder, but this is a great deal of effort and danger for the lay person.
Different pressure washers are also equipped with different cleaning abilities. It’s so important to be familiar with the tools you’re using, understand what they’re capable of doing, and know whether they’re appropriate for the job at hand.
Commercial Uses for Power Washing
Pressure washing is for more than just private homes. Commercial properties – whether a retailer, medical facility, gas station, apartment complex, office building, restaurant, bank, church, or strip mall – undergo some of the greatest abuses from pollution, dirt, oil, gum, grime, and grease. Any part of a commercial area can begin to look completely run down because of these elements.
Regular pressure washing maintenance can include pressure washing of the building’s exterior, as well as cleaning of concrete – walkways, parking garages, and parking lots – the removal of chewing gum, and roof cleaning. A decades-old business can look brand new again with a thorough power washing treatment, leaving it sparkling and bright.
Choose Nu-Way Cleaning Services for Power Washing
Pressure washing is one of those cleaning methods that looks easy in theory, but once you attempt to do it yourself you quickly realize why it’s offered as a professional cleaning service. Nu-Way offers pressure washing services that include:
- Inspection of the area for repairs, damage, or otherwise
- Moving or temporarily relocating obstacles
- Extensively trained and experienced technicians
- Professional-grade, surface-friendly soaps and detergents when appropriate
- Strong, low-pressure cleaning methods for safe and effective cleaning
The Nu-Way is the best way to have your residential or commercial property power washed. Contact us today for an estimate.