Frequently Asked Pressure Washing Questions - Answered By Bluegrass Soft Wash
Are Your Cleaning Methods Or Chemicals Environmentally Safe?
We’ve found several environmentally friendly ways to make pressure washing more effective during our short time in the pressure washing business. Oil, grease, grime, mildew, rust stains, bird droppings—you name it. While we never know what stains will pop up next, we can use a pressure washer to remove them; especially when we combine a high-pressure stream with a suitable detergent. Our experts combine the finest biodegradable and environmentally-friendly cleaners to produce excellent results.
Whether you need house washing or a driveway cleaning, Bluegrass Soft Wash can provide you many pressure washing options for your home or commercial property. If you’re looking for the best pressure washing in Lexington, please call Bluegrass Soft Wash at 502-370-1909 for a free consultation and an estimate.
How Often Should I Get My House Washed?
It can be challenging to know precisely how often to wash the outside of your home. Most of the time, simply looking at your house will tell you when the time for a good scrub down is needed. Run your finger along with the siding. If a lot of dirt is present, or your house just looks dirty, set up an appointment with your professional pressure washer cleaner.
Is It Safe To Use High Pressure Washing On All My Home Surfaces?
Not all surfaces need to be pressure washed. More complex surfaces such as decks, sidewalks, and driveways can handle pressure washing, whereas you should not clean softer surfaces like roofs with high pressure to avoid knocking the shingles loose. Other surfaces like vinyl siding can also handle good pressure washing, while aluminum siding can dent from high-pressure washing. A high-pressure wash can effectively wash wood clapboard siding, too.
Still, if contractors built the house before 1978, you might want to have the exterior paint tested first by an EPA-licensed lead remediation specialist. If you knock old lead paint loose, it will settle in your soil and never break down because lead is heavy.
What’s The Difference Between Your Services And Me Buying A DIY Pressure Washer?
This is the question that many homeowners have when they think about saving money and consider doing the pressure washing themselves. The truth is, pressure washing can be very complex and dangerous. The first step is finding a pressure washer that is suitable for your house's needs. Depending on if you need lights or heavy exterior cleaning, you may need to consider purchasing either a consumer-grade or commercial grade pressure washer. And that will take some time and research that can eventually become a headache in itself.
You also have to remember that a pressure washer is nearly 50 times stronger than your average garden hose. The pressurized stream of water can cut through many different materials, including heavy-duty boots. If you get distracted or lose control of the hose, you may find yourself with a large hospital bill instead of a clean house.
Then there’s the process. Besides possessing the ability to cut yourself seriously, pressure washers also can ruin your house. If you don’t apply pressure evenly, you might end up breaking seals or blasting the paint off your siding.
On the other hand, with a professional pressure washing service, you can count on experts who know what they're doing. They will have the expertise to use the correct equipment for the job and knowledge when to change the water pressure based on the materials. And with them, the odds are smaller that there will be property damage or personal injuries.
At Bluegrass Soft Wash, we offer safe and thorough pressure washing services to suit your various pressure washing needs. Call us today for a consultation and estimate.
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