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What is the Difference Between Power Washing and Pressure Washing?

The main difference between the two is the amount of force used. Power washing typically uses hot water that is heated to temperatures up to 250°F, while pressurized cleaning usually involves the use of cold or warm water at much lower psi. Additionally, power washing has stronger detergents for a deeper clean in comparison to pressurized cleaning, which relies on mechanical force for the majority of its cleaning. Lastly, power washing can be used to clean surfaces such as brick or concrete, while pressure washing is typically used on more delicate surfaces like wood.

Can You Pressure Wash Your House Yourself?

This can be dangerous if not done properly. It is important to always use the correct personal safety equipment such as gloves, eye protection, and footwear when using a pressurized washer. Additionally, you should never point the nozzle of the washer at yourself or anyone else. Lastly, make sure to read and follow all manufacturer instructions before beginning any job.

It is best to hire a professional service that can handle the job safely and efficiently. Professionals have more experience operating power washers, as well as knowledge of different surfaces and techniques for each one. Furthermore, they will usually provide their own safety equipment and use it correctly during the job. By hiring a professional you can rest assured that the job will be done safely and correctly.

What Should You Not Power Wash?

Certain surfaces should not be power washed, or should only be done so with extreme caution. For example, pressurized cleaning can damage delicate wood surfaces, so it is important to use the lowest pressure setting possible and keep the nozzle far away from any wood siding. Additionally, vinyl siding should never be pressure washed due to its susceptibility to warping and cracking. Lastly, masonry surfaces such as brick or stucco should be washed with the utmost care

Should You Pressure Wash Concrete?

Yes, concrete can be safely washed as long as the correct precautions are taken. Pressurized cleaning concrete is an effective way to remove dirt, grime, and other debris from the surface of your driveway or patio. Additionally, power washing can also help prevent mold and mildew buildup on your concrete surfaces by removing any organic matter that could serve as food for these organisms.

Why is Pressure Washing So Expensive

It can be a costly undertaking due to its labor-intensive nature. In order to properly clean and maintain a surface with a power washer, multiple passes need to be made in order to ensure that all dirt and grime is removed. Additionally, the equipment needed for these jobs is expensive and needs to be maintained regularly. Lastly, the cost of chemical detergents and other cleaning solutions can add up quickly.

At Ecotek we keep our pricing competitive. We also offer a satisfaction guarantee. We won’t stop until you are satisfied. This secures more value for your dollar.