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Common Pressure Washing Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Common pressure washing mistakes to avoid at all costs

Pressure washing for any home is an important project to include regularly on your home maintenance checklist. Some homeowners need it annually, while others can get away with putting it off to every 2-3 years.

Either way, exterior cleaning is a task that has to be done consistently for the good of your home. While it very visibly improves the appearance and curb appeal, that's far from the only reason you need to get this taken care of. As a vital part of your preventative care, you must know about the mistakes to avoid when it comes to power washing.

Preventing Common Pressure Washing Blunders

Using pressure washing to keep the outside of your home clean is important. What's equally important is making sure that you don't make any of these common mistakes when it comes to power washing your home.

  • Trying to DIY your power washing project

The most crucial blunder to point out is that pressure washing isn't a suitable task to turn into a Saturday afternoon DIY job. If you want the job executed with thoroughness and skill without the risk of property damage or personal injury, screen professional candidates and hire an industry expert.

  • Power washing areas that need soft washing

Roof cleaning is not the same thing as concrete cleaning. Avoid any contractor who plans to use the same abrasive cleaning method on your delicate surfaces as they do on more durable ones. Soft washing is a more appropriate way to clean roofing, siding, stucco, and other sensitive materials.

  • Not cleaning in the right order

Start at the top and work your way down for your exterior cleaning, saving the windows for last. When you work with a professional, this is the same approach they use or should be using. Part of your screening process should include asking about the order for cleaning because authentic pros will clean in this order, and anyone cleaning out of order should be avoided.

The Right Team for Your Job

Power Washing Professionals knows the importance of careful cleaning and the value of quality pressure washing. We work hard every day to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.

There's no reason to settle for less than the best when it comes to your power washing, nor should you take to doing this task on your own. We make it affordable enough not to feel guilty about spending the money to hire a pro. Call now and schedule pressure washing for your Vancouver area home.


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