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Is There a Difference Between Pressure Washing and Power Washing?

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Pressure Washing and power washing are two terms often used interchangeably. Both are effective means of cleaning, but is there a difference between the two? It is easy to confuse them as they each use a high pressure stream of water as part of the cleaning process. However, there is a very slight difference. That difference is the temperature of the water.

Power washing relies on hot water temperatures, which can reach over 180 degrees Fahrenheit, for cleaning surfaces. Water this hot will break down hard to remove materials easier than cold water can. Power washing can dislodge chewing gum, moss, weeds, dirt, mud, paint, mold, mildew, built up matter, oil, and grease. It is best used on hard exterior surfaces such as patios, decks, fences, driveways, and other areas that need extra force to remove dirt and grime, but cannot be damaged by the water temperature.

Pressure washing uses only the force of the water stream rather than the temperature of the water to clean surfaces. This method generally uses cold water with a low or high pressure stream. It is best used for washing masonry, concrete, or cinder block construction.

Making the wrong decision on which mode of washing to use on your cleaning project can result in property damage and injury if you attempt to do it yourself. A professional pressure/power washer can make an educated decision, and know which method to use for a specific area requiring cleaning. In turn, avoiding damage to your property while making your space looking vibrant and spotless.

Our technicians are highly trained and educated professionals. We know what method will work best for your property. Get in-touch with us to schedule a free quote for your next project.

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