Many people begin their hunt for a good powerwasher by researching on their own using the internet or asking their friends. Many people discover that powerwashing is a bit more complicated than they may have originally thought. From turbo nozzles to surface cleaners, there is more to exterior cleaning than what meets the eye. Professional powerwashers make it look easy so many people assume that they can do it themselves. Before you run out and rent or buy a powerwasher there are a few things you should know.
Many people think the words power-wash and pressure-wash are interchangeable. However, in reality, they are completely different. Pressure-washing uses cold water and high pressure and is what most companies and homeowners. High pressure can cause damage to whatever is being cleaned, this is not the ideal way to clean a home. Instead, we perform power-washing, which is far superior because this method of cleaning uses low pressure and hot water with cleaners and detergents. Power-washing is much more gentle, yet more effective compared to traditional pressure-washing.
With our cleaners and detergents our gentle softwash process will be the safest way to clean your home. Using high pressure and cold water can actually spread the moss, mildew, and algae. Cleaning this way simply removes the top layer of moss/mildew/algae; however, with hot water and our cleaning solutions, we are actually killing all of those spores which also helps to prevent them from coming back. Softwashing extends the life of paint and brightens up fences, porches, driveways, and sidewalks. In addition, it keeps everything looking cleaner for a longer period of time.
Finding the right balance of water pressure, heat, and cleaners takes years of experience. Hiring an inexperienced powerwasher may be cheap at first but fixing the damage they can cause may end up costing more in the long run. Experienced and professional powerwashers know how different materials and surfaces must be cleaned to ensure no damage will occur and do an effective job. Knowledge and experience play a crucial role in performing a great powerwashing job.
Powerwashing is said to be the best return on investment when it comes to home care since it is relatively inexpensive and brings amazing results. If you’re considering selling your house, the few hundred dollars you’ll spending powerwashing your home will ensure thousands more when you sell it.
Make sure you hire a trustworthy company that has great online reviews and is eager to earn your business. This means answering the phone when you call and constantly being in touch with you from start to finish. Double check that they are fully licensed and insured and that they have plenty of experience.
Many people believe that pressure washing and soft washing are the same thing, here we will break down how they are different and why many people choose to softwash their house instead of pressure wash.
What Is Pressure Washing?
Pressure washing is the traditional way to clean houses. It is quite simple where you use cold water and goes into a water pump (pressure washing machine) and then high pressure is used to clean different things like houses, sidewalks, fences, patios, etc. Cleaning this way is common in the powerwashing industry because these machines are pretty inexpensive and it does a decent job. However, there is a much better way to clean, and that is with a process known as softwashing.
What Is Soft Washing?
Soft washing is sort of the opposite of pressure washing. Instead of using high pressure, soft washing actually uses low pressure. The reason why low pressure is used is because with softwashing soaps, cleaners, and detergents are also used. This is the secret to cleaning as gentle as possible and is preferred over pressure washing because it will kill all the moss, mildew, mold, and algae instead of just skimming the top layer off like pressure washing does.
How Can All American Powerwashing Help?
We can help clean your home and backyard with minimal pressure which will ensure no damage in the cleaning process. Soft washing is how we clean and is beneficial to home owners because this process will keep everything cleaner longer compared to traditional pressure washing. So instead of having to clean every year, our customers typically get 2-4 years with the soft washing. We pre-soak all landscaping before and after the cleaning process to ensure that there is no damage to all landscaping, grass, and shrubery.
We would be more than happy to give you a free quote today so please don’t hesitate to reach out!