Pressure Washing Versus Soft Washing
Pressure washing or soft washing, does it matter which technique is used to clean your home and property? Most definitely! Pressure washing a surface that can’t handle the pressure can cause severe damages, leading to expensive repairs. But which surfaces should be pressured washed? Which ones should be soft washed? We have the answers for you.
True to its name, pressure washing uses high-pressure water to remove dirt, grime, mildew, algae, and mold. It might seem like the best choice to blast away the bad gunk, but sometimes it takes the good stuff with it. It can actually strip off paint, damage shingles, and destroy window screens! So is there ever a good time to use this technique? Yes- pressure washing is intended for harder surfaces like concrete, brick and stone. It’s the best way to clean your concrete sidewalks, driveways, walkways, paved patios, and other durable surfaces. But if pressure washing isn’t done right, it can even damage those harder surfaces. We at Florida's Finest have the know-how and experience to get it right every time.
Soft washing is one of our favorite services to provide in Highlands County. It’s a much gentler technique, yet still providing a deep and thorough cleaning. It uses low water pressure and specialized cleaning solutions that removes outside elements without the risk of damaging your home or property. Soft washing should be used for roof washing, window washing and cleaning your siding. Florida's Finest uses this technique to give your home the best exterior house wash.
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Pressure Cleaning Driveways, Sidewalks and Patios
Do you need pressure cleaning for your concrete? Should you try pressure washing your own driveway and walkways? Or should you hire a professional to do the pressure cleaning? Maybe you have a pressure washer at home or are thinking of renting one from a local shop. Pressure washing without the proper tools and training can be damaging to your concrete. The high-pressure steam is concentrated in such a small area that it causes a lot of wear and tear, speeding up erosion.
At Florida's Finest, we make sure your driveways, sidewalks and patios are protected while we pressure clean. How do we do that? We pair our pressure washer with a specialized tool- a surface cleaner. How does it work? Instead of pushing all its force into one small spot, a surface cleaner evenly disperses its considerable power over a much larger area and at a fixed height over the concrete. We also use this pressure cleaning method because it protects your landscaping, garage door and exterior walls from overspray. We make sure we take good care of your home or business.
But using a surface cleaner while pressure cleaning for the first time can be tricky! If you’re moving too quickly, your surface cleaner won’t be able to keep up and you’ll get striping all along your driveways, sidewalks and patios. Most homeowners assume that something’s wrong with the surface cleaner when this happens, but it’s more likely pacing during the cleaning that is the culprit.
Not only does it look bad to have a striped driveway, but it means your concrete wasn’t thoroughly cleaned in your pressure cleaning attempt. Every stripe is a spot missed. The Florida's Finest professionals in your area have been trained to use a surface cleaner to do pressure cleaning the right way. We get your driveway, sidewalks and patios completely clean, without missing a spot! So if you want your concrete done right, give us a call for our excellent pressure cleaning service.