What Is The Purpose of Pressure Washing?
Pressure washing is a process that removes dirt and grime from surfaces using pressure to wash away the dirt. It’s often used on brick, concrete, siding, decks, patios, and other outdoor structures.
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There are many reasons why pressure washing should be done at least once every year or two for residential properties:
- pressure washing is an inexpensive way to improve the look of your property
- pressure washing will help remove mold, mildew, and dirt that can damage surfaces over time
- pressure washing keeps structures looking well cared for which increases their overall value.
What is the difference between power washing and pressure washing?
Power washing is pressure washing, but pressure washing isn’t power washing.
Pressure washers use a high-pressure spray to clean and remove dirt from surfaces.
There is no such thing as “power” when it comes to pressure cleaning technology; all pressure cleaning systems rely on the pressurized flow of water for their operation. The electric motor simply provides an efficient means of generating that flow by spinning a turbine or impeller in order to induce hydraulic fluid into motion which then exits through a nozzle under pressure.
A pressure washer uses high-pressure water spray which can remove debris and mold from surfaces that are difficult to clean manually or with regular garden hose attachments.
What should You understand about PSI?
PSI is the pressure at which a hose, pipe or nozzle delivers water.
Water pressure in your home’s plumbing system can range from 30 to 70 PSI depending on local regulations and where you live.
If pressure washers have a pressure rating it will be listed as GPM x PSI.
GPM stands for gallons per minute and measures flow rate. It tells you how quickly the pump can push out that much water. Pressure washer pumps are typically rated between 1500-4000 RPMs (revolutions per minute). The higher the number of revolutions, the more powerful but less efficient they tends to be because it takes more energy to spin them faster.
Be careful with the PSI level to not damage the pressure washer and the object you are pressure cleaning.
A pressure of 2000 PSI or higher should be used for: – Removing oil stains from concrete – cleaning mold off walls, fences, siding, decks & patios – Washing away mud & dirt that has dried onto surfaces
Pressure levels between 1200-1400 PSI are good for light-duty tasks such as washing windows.
Pressure levels between 500-800 PSI will deliver water at a rate slow enough to safely clear moss and other vegetation without damaging it. A pressure level this low can also be used on metals like aluminum with no risk of damage because it operates below the force required to etch the metal surface.
These are simply guidelines and you should consult a professional for all cleaning jobs. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us, and be sure to visit our sponsor Beaumont Parking Lot Striping Company, to help keep this blog running.