Types of Pressure Washing & Why They Matter
Pressure washers are highly useful tools that will come in handy when you are removing stubborn grime and dirt both in domestic and commercial environments. Our firm utilizes the different types of pressure washing to deliver high quality cleaning services. We understand that there is no one certain way of delivering a cleaning service to your business or home. As such, we customize our services to fit the unique requirements of each surface we clean. We carefully choose the methods of cleaning that works for your environment because we understand why it matters to you, your home, and commercial premises.
Usually, pressure washing in Miami categorizes pressure washing services into two main types: the pressure washing and soft washing. The pressure washing and the soft washing methods both use a blend of pressurized water and cleaning agents to clean a surface. However, the difference is that the pressure washing is entirely dependent on high pressure while the soft washing approach relies on low pressure.
The methods are both effective even though each is ideal for different types of stains and surfaces. That is to say that the main ingredient of an excellent pressure washing service involves understanding which approach works best on a surface. Using our professional pressure and soft washing services ensures that you are dealing with people who understand the difference and are capable of choosing the right approach for your home.
High – Pressure Washing
When it comes to pressure washing in Miami, we are prepared to have your pressure washing needs as close to our hearts as possible. We employ unique pressure washing techniques to attain high cleaning results. Whether it is a concrete driveway, walkway, or sidewalks, our professional team leaves it sparkling clean. In Miami pressure washing, we use these techniques to achieve satisfying results for our domestic and commercial customers.
- PSI Rating
We achieve the best pressure washing results in Miami because we understand the various PSI settings for different surfaces. For instance, to clean off the mud and all the dirt stains in your residential and commercial property left by a hurricane; we set a psi of between 2500 and 4000, which is generally ideal for heavy-duty washing. With this pressure, your concrete or brick wall and driveways will be sparkling clean by the time we fold our equipment.
- Nozzle Selection
The right quantity of pressure can’t achieve the required results if the right nozzle or tip is not selected. To remove the tough stains from your concrete wall, we have to use a high-pressure nozzle. We tighten the spray to yield a smaller angle of a stream that in turn provides a more direct stream. The direct stream is great at peeling off the stains and grime along your driveway after a hurricane or heavy downpour.
However, it is imperative to note that directing such a high-pressure stream to a soft painted wooden floor or wall will peel off the painting. It can also remove granules from the grits of the roof or dent vinyl of your commercial panels and vehicles.
As a result, we only recommend using pressure washing on the following areas of your residential as well as commercial properties.
- Concrete surface cleaning – sidewalks, driveways and walkways
- Patio Pavers
- Pool deck washing
- Parking garage cleaning
- Parking lot washing
- Paint preparation
Besides high pressure washing, we are also experts in soft washing in Miami Florida. The soft washing technique relies on softer or lower pressure. Generally, we follow a few basic rules when using the soft washer to make sure that we don’t damage the surface and whatever you will want us to clean.
- PSI Rating
Usually, soft washing is a light duty task that requires a lower pressure that is just high enough to clean your delicate surfaces. With less than 1000 PSI, the right detergents, and an appropriate dwell time on the surface, we can rinse your surface at a low pressure leaving it clean and smooth after a terrible downpour or hurricane has affected your home.
- Nozzle Selection
For a soft wash, the nozzle selection should be done carefully in order to attain a wide angled spray that puts less pressure on the surface cleaned. A smaller spray increases pressure by directing it in a small angle that is not good for soft cleaning. By just assessing the surfaces and places to be cleaned we can select the correct angle for every surface.
At Miami pressure washing, we strongly recommend using the soft washing techniques on most area of your residential property because it is effective and safe. Some of the surfaces that require soft washng include;
Wood decks and fences
- Wood panel siding and cedar shake
- Coquina and stucco
- Screened enclosures lanais and screens
Roof Cleaning Surface
Here in Miami, most roof cleaning services provide pressure power washing approach to remove the mildew, algae, and stains brought about by heavy rains. It is important, however, that the customer understand that this approach will work on some roofs but cause considerable damage to some other roofs. In fact, this method can leave behind a considerable number of water pockets underneath which will house molds and algae.
Even though the high-pressure roof washing can remove all the dirt and stains off your roof while saving you some money, it is not the only and most effective way to have your roof cleaned. For instance, the high-pressure washing will not work with the new tile roofs that are becoming increasingly popular across Miami and its environs. This is because no matter how careful one can be with this washing approach, it will eventually damage the shingles.
Soft washing, on the other hand, has gained popularity here in Miami because it only removes the molds, algae, and mildew just at the surface leaving your roof as clean as new. The soft cleaning, however, only removes surface algae and molds leaving the root remain behind which sprout again after a few months. This means that the soft washing techniques are just temporary while the high-pressure washing can cause more damage than good if not done properly.
If you want your roof cleaned, give us a call and we can help you understand the disadvantages of using a pressure washer and the advantages of the soft washing technique that we use. Whether it is a commercial or residential tile roof cleaning, parking lot, driveways, or concrete sideways, Miami pressure washing has you covered.
When you choose us, we guarantee a professional washing for your commercial and residential property. We use eco-friendly chemical solutions and the ideal pressure for your wooden floors, concrete driveways, patio, and roof. Moreover, each of our team members is professional, efficient, and can complete your cleaning task satisfactorily and on time.