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Most homeowners recognize that pressure washing is a vital part of not only maintaining visual appeal, but also protecting the livelihood of houses, decks, driveways, sidewalks and nearly every other surface of property. However, the act of following through with this type of maintenance often presents a few challenges for most people.
Even though the availability of pressure washers is vast, improper techniques can have dire consequences. Deep grooves on siding and decks, as well as veining and stripping are often the unfortunate and costly aftermath of improper pressure washing. Water temperature, pressure settings and unfit cleaning solutions for a given surface all factor into these glaring flaws
Unless you’re well versed in the processes involved with pressure washing, consider using professional services to protect sensitive surfaces and boost the beauty in every area of your property. Plus, it significantly cuts down on the household chores and maintenance.
Here’s a little insight to what a professional surface entails. An initial rinse is performed to clear the area of debris, before applying any type of cleaning solution to reduce the risk of damage.
In terms of vertical surfaces (that are not getting painted or stained) the cleaning solution is applied from bottom to top before pressure washing, in order to prevent permanent chemical staining and discoloration of the siding.
Generally speaking, most pressure washing takes place from a distance of around ten to twelve inches away, consistently. This style of pressure washing helps eliminate missed areas for consistency and also to foster a streak free surface.
Following these steps or seeking some experienced professional services will help to keep your property looking beautiful for years to come, while also reducing the need to replace boards on a deck or increasing the amount of time between repainting sessions.
Matthews Painting Pressure Washing Services include:
• Aluminum siding
• Cedar siding
• Brick homes
• Concrete driveways
• Commercial businesses