Pressure washing and power washing are quite often used interchangeably by many people. That is probably because both methods utilize highly pressurized, jet stream of water to more effectively remove and deep clean, stubborn dirt, stains and other debris from windows and outdoor surfaces such as pavers and concrete. On commercial grade cleaning equipment, the motorized air pump can drive pressures up to 4000 psi!
That said, the distinguishing factor between the two cleaning methods is that power washing uses very hot water (high temp), whereas pressure washing does not.
Which is better, Pressure Washing or Power Washing?
With its high temp jet stream of water, power washing can be more effective for removing stubborn contaminants, such as oil and grease, from concrete and paver outdoor surfaces, such as driveways and patios. However, for most residential and commercial applications, pressure washing is generally the more popular choice.
That is because pressure washing tends to be less harsh on surfaces than power washing.
Should You Power Wash or Pressure Wash an Epoxy Coated Garage Floor?
If you are planning to have an epoxy coated garage floor cleaned, the high temperature water from power washing could damage or weaken the epoxy’s adhesive. Moreover, special care and technique must be taken even when using a pressure washer, to clean an epoxy floor due to the highly pressurized water. That is why it is best to hire an experienced professional.
The Benefits of Pressure Washing
The appearance of your home has a significant impact on its value, particularly the exterior of your home, often referred to as “curb appeal”, that is viewed by the public.
So, it makes perfect sense that keeping your home’s windows, walkways, driveway and patio free from the build-up of dirt, grime and other environmental contaminants, such as bird droppings, is key.
That is why pressure washing on an ongoing basis can not only keep your home looking its very best, but it can help to mitigate potential damage from an accumulation of unsightly debris.
Hiring a professional to pressure wash your windows, driveway, patio and any other exterior surface can also save you time and energy. Who wants to spend hours in the Arizona sun, scrubbing and washing by hand, your windows and concrete or paver driveway and patio? You have better things to do with your time, right?
At ClearPro of Arizona, we value your time, money and home. Let us come to your home or office, to professionally pressure wash your windows and/or other exterior surfaces including walkways, driveway and patio.