Different Types of Surface Cleaning

Different Types of Surface Cleaning

Friday, 10 July 2020 09:32

There are few cities as beautiful as Asheville. Throughout Buncombe, Henderson, and surrounding counties, from small towns and neighborhoods to suburban and satellite towns, there has been an influx of new residents to western North Carolina over the last decade. From outdoor activities to excellent food, there is a lot to love and enjoy about our area, so it is no surprise that the secret is out.

If you own a house or property in and around Asheville, you know the importance of cleaning your outdoor surfaces. While you and your family have been spending more time at home than usual, you may be even more aware of the need for deep cleaning. We want to help you know the differences between pressure washing, power washing, and pressure washing.


Defining Power Washing, Pressure Washing, and Soft Washing

You know your outdoor surfaces need to be cleaned, but it is important to know what you are getting yourself into. A common mistake made by home and business owners is to see the dirt, mildew, algae, and debris, then go out and rent or a power washer to spray off their homes, only to find that after all the work, their surfaces are not as clean as they hoped. You may even find you have accidentally damaged your home. There are three variations of outdoor cleaning techniques that make a significant difference in the results you can expect. 

Power Washing: Machines that spray pressurized, heated water to help break down stubborn dirt, algae, mold, and mildew.

Pressure Washing: Machines that spray pressurized, room temperature water, relying on the pressurization to break down dirt, algae, mold, and mildew. 

Soft Washing: Machines that spray less-pressurized water, utilizing safe, environmentally friendly, biodegradable solutions to help break down dirt, algae, mold, and mildew. 

All three machines will have a learning curve and can even dangerous to operate. Furthermore, pressure washing can cause damage and chip paint. It is important to choose the right machine and make sure you are operating it correctly. 

What Do You Need?

What method of outdoor surface cleaning to you need? The answer to that question is based on what type of surfaces you are cleaning and how dirty they are. In addition to being some seriously hard work, the force of the water in power washing can get underneath vinyl, damage siding, and chip paint. Power washing might be better utilized for your concrete surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, and parking lots. 

Low pressure “soft washing” is likely the better choice for your house or business. Utilizing lower pressure water and biodegradable chemical solutions, soft washing not only restores the beauty of your outdoor surfaces, but it also kills the mold, mildew, lichen, and algae so that they will not quickly return. We find that home and company owners are often surprised that the color of their home and business really appears brighter after performing soft washing. 

Consider Hiring a Professional Cleaner

You can save yourself a lot of headaches by hiring professional pressure washers in Asheville. With professionals, you get experience and expertise that can help ensure your surfaces are thoroughly cleaned by people who know exactly what products to choose and how to use them most efficiently. We have over 21 years of experience in the pressure washing industry and are fully insured. We like to make the process as easy as possible for our clients. If you would like to know more about how the team at HydroClean can help make your home or business shine, contact us.