What Pressure Washing CANT DO
- Remove certain types of stains: Pressure washing can be effective at removing dirt, grime, and other surface contaminants, but it may not be able to remove certain types of stains, such as oil or rust stains. These types of stains may require specialized cleaning solutions or techniques to be removed. Methods such as using a degreaser with a hot water pressure washer can work on oil but will still leave a light grey stain.
- Remove all mold and mildew: Pressure washing can remove surface mold and mildew, but it may not be able to remove all of it. Mold and mildew can grow deep within porous surfaces, such as wood or concrete, and may require specialized treatment to remove. If the goal is to kill all organics, look take a look at soft washing
- Remove graffiti: While pressure washing can remove some types of graffiti, it may not be effective at removing all types. Certain types of paint, such as spray paint or permanent markers, may require specialized chemicals or techniques to remove.
- Remove all dirt and grime: Pressure washing can remove a lot of dirt and grime, but it may not be able to remove all of it. In some cases, surfaces may need to be cleaned multiple times or with specialized cleaning solutions to achieve the desired level of cleanliness.
- Remove all the algae, moss, lichen and fungus: Pressure washing can remove some of these organic growths, but they may require specialized cleaning solutions and techniques to remove all of them.
- Fix structural damage: Pressure washing is a cleaning method, it can’t fix structural damage to a surface such as cracks, holes or crumbling surface, if these issues are present, they need to be addressed separately.
What Pressure Washing CAN DO
- Remove surface dirt, grime, and other contaminants: Pressure washing can effectively remove dirt, grime, and other surface contaminants from a wide variety of surfaces, including buildings, decks, driveways, sidewalks, and more.
- Improve the appearance of surfaces: By removing dirt, grime, and other contaminants, pressure washing can improve the overall appearance of surfaces and restore them to their original condition.
- Remove algae, moss, lichen and fungus: Pressure washing can effectively remove algae, moss, lichen and fungus that may be growing on surfaces such as (some types of) roofs, walls, and decks.
- Clean large areas quickly: Pressure washing is a powerful cleaning method that can cover large areas quickly and efficiently. Especially when combined with a surface cleaner. This makes it ideal for cleaning large commercial and industrial properties.
- Clean hard-to-reach areas: Pressure washing equipment can be equipped with long hoses and extension wands, which makes it possible to clean hard-to-reach areas such as gutters, eaves, and second-story sidings.
- Prepare surfaces for painting or coating: Pressure washing can effectively remove dirt, grime, and other contaminants from surfaces, making them ready for painting or coating. This can help to ensure that paint or coating adheres properly and lasts longer.