Frequently Asked Pressure Washing Questions - Answered By Racine Property Services, Inc.
Q. What Is Pressure Washing?
A. Pressure washing is the process of using highly pressurized blasts of water that can be used to clean many of the surfaces around your property. Pressure washing can be a highly effective way to remove many of the common contaminants found on the surface of your home, including dirt, grime, mold, mildew, and even algae.
Q. How Often Do Surfaces Need To Be Pressure Washed?
A. For many surfaces around your home, having them pressure washed on an annual basis is often enough, but this is highly dependent on the type of material as well as its overall condition.
Q. Can I Pressure Wash My Home On My Own?
A. While it is possible to rent or buy a pressure washer and perform the job yourself, for the best results, it's often best to leave the job in the hands of the pros. Not only do professional pressure washing contractors often have access to higher-grade equipment, but they often have the experience necessary to get the job done quicker and more effectively.
Q. Can I Clean My Roof With My Pressure Washer?
A. While it is possible for you to remove many of the harmful deposits that collect on your roof with a pressure washer, it is very easy to actually do more damage to your roof in the process if you don't know what you're doing. Additionally, it is extremely dangerous to attempt using a pressure washer from a ladder and isn't something we would recommend to the average homeowner. When you are looking to clean your roof, it is always a more effective and safer option to call in the professionals who can provide you with an effective pressure washing to safely remove those contaminants without causing damage to your home in the process.
Q. What Is Soft washing?
A. Soft washing is a safer, non-pressure alternative that doesn't utilize the same destructive high-pressure spray of water in order to remove contaminants from a surface. Soft washing utilizes a non-pressure application of specifically formulated chemical cleaning solutions that allow us to kill off and remove any harmful contaminants that might be eating away at your home's exterior surfaces. Because of these special cleaning solutions, soft washing is able to eliminate the problem at its source, as opposed to just washing away the top layer, providing you with a long-term solution to keep these annoying growths from coming back.
Q. How Long Does A Soft washing Treatment Last?
A. On average, a professional soft washing treatment will provide you with clean results that can last you as much as 4 times longer than those you would get with a standard pressure washing. This means you get to enjoy more time before you have to worry about staining occurring again, with most soft washing treatments lasting a great deal longer than a full year.
Q. Will Pressure Washing Increase The Value Of My Home?
A. It actually can. According to the National Association of Realtors, annual pressure washing can increase the value of your home by up to $15,000 over time.
Q. Do I Need To Be Home For My Service?
A. No. As long as our team of professionals has access to the areas around your home that need to be washed, you're free to carry on with your daily errands as usual. We only ask that you ensure all of your doors and windows are closed, and we have access to a working water source.