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22nd April 2024

The role of pressure washing services

commercial pressure washing services carried out by the Paul Dyson team

With summer just around the corner, many residential and commercial property owners across the country are looking for ways to improve their curb appeal so that their properties make a good first impression on guests and potential customers. 

One way to improve the aesthetic appeal of your building is to hire a team of professionals to carry out pressure washing services. This method is an effective way to thoroughly clean the outside of your property as it uses special equipment that removes even the most stubborn stains from all types of surfaces and, when performed by a professional, is unlikely to cause any long-term damage to the property.

In this blog post, we will discuss pressure washing, its benefits, the best time of year to pressure wash, and why you should hire a professional to do the job.

What is pressure washing?

Pressure washing is a deep cleaning process where a high-pressure water spray is used to remove loose paint, mould, grime, dust, mud, and dirt from outdoor surfaces such as driveways, patios, footpaths and decking.

The ‘pressure’ part is what makes this method far more effective than regular washing, as the equipment used can reach into the smallest gaps and crevices on your surfaces. The equipment used can produce pressures ranging from 750 to 3,000 pounds per square inch (psi), a significant difference from the average water hose, which ranges between 40 and 60 psi. This makes pressure washing a far more effective method than regular cleaning.

The benefits of pressure washing

There are many benefits to investing in pressure washing services. We have gone into further detail below.

1. It can help prevent damage

Regular pressure washing can help to prevent the growth of mould and mildew, which has the potential to cause damage to the surfaces of your driveways, patios, decking and footpaths. It can remove the contaminants while also preventing future growth. This helps to extend the life of your concrete surface while also saving you from having to pay for costly repairs.

2. It can improve the appearance of your property

Pressure washing can improve the appearance of the areas of your commercial and residential property. It can help remove unwanted stains and restore surfaces to their original colour. This can help make the entrance to your property look brand new and make your home or business appear more inviting to guests.

3. It can improve overall safety

The build-up of mould, mildew, dirt and other contaminants can result in an unsafe, slippery concrete surface. Pressure washing is one of the most effective methods to prevent mould growth and harmful contaminants from returning.

4. It can increase the lifespan of your patio

Pressure washing can help to extend the life of your outdoor surfaces by removing grime and dirt, which can erode and compromise their integrity over time. Using a pressure washer to clean the outside areas of your commercial or domestic building is gentler than the harsh, toxic chemical solutions commonly used by building owners.

When is the best time of year to get pressure washing services?

Spring is widely regarded as the best time to pressure wash outdoor surfaces for a variety of reasons.

One of the primary reasons for this is weather. As it is a season of warm temperatures and low humidity, the risk of mould and mildew formation is reduced as the temperature is usually warm enough for the water to dry quickly. It is also warm enough to prevent water from freezing over.

Another benefit is that it helps to remove any leftover residue from the winter. As snow, ice, and other winter debris accumulate, your patios, driveways, and deckings may become covered in dirt, grime, and stains. Pressure washing in the spring will remove all these stains and contaminants caused by winter weather conditions and improve the condition of your outdoor surfaces in time for the warmer months.

Another beneficial aspect of pressure washing in the springtime is that it can help you prepare your home or workplace for the summer. Summer is a time when many people prefer to spend more time outside, so spring is the ideal time to start cleaning outdoor surfaces so the area outside your building is more appealing to visitors, employees, and customers.

residential pressure washing services on a back garden patio

The importance of hiring a professional for pressure washing services

Although some people choose to purchase a pressure washer to clean their outdoor surfaces, it is always preferable to hire a professional with industry experience to get the job done. We’ve outlined the reasons why below.

It is safer

Working with a pressure washer can be dangerous for someone with little to no experience. The high pressure of the water stream can cause a tremendous kickback, and losing control for just a fraction of a second can result in serious harm or injury.

To reduce the likelihood of a serious accident, it is safer to hire cleaning technicians who are fully qualified and use pressure washers regularly to ensure the process runs smoothly.

You will avoid collateral damage

Pressure washers are powerful and do not respond well to poor handling; when used incorrectly, they have the potential to destroy the surface of patios, driveways, deckings and footpaths.

When using without experience, you risk removing layers of your building, causing irreversible damage and making it vulnerable to further weathering. Professionals will have the knowledge and experience necessary to clean your surfaces without causing damage to your home or business, reducing the possibility of further wear and tear.

It will save you time

Free time is valuable, and pressure washing can consume a significant amount of it, so why waste it on a task that you can delegate to a professional?

Hiring a professional with the necessary training, experience, and equipment to pressure wash your home will ensure that the job is completed efficiently and correctly.

As well as this, professionals will work much faster and are more likely to clean deeper, resulting in a job that lasts longer and requires significantly less time to complete each year.

At Paul Dyson Commercial Floor Care, we are fully qualified and experienced in providing pressure washing services for both residential and commercial properties.

Our team uses specialised pressure washing equipment to make your driveway, patio, and footpaths look spotless. This equipment allows us to thoroughly clean and restore your block paving, tarmac, or concrete at a time that is convenient for you, reducing slip hazards and improving the aesthetic appeal of your property.

Are you looking to improve the curb appeal of your property in time for summer? We can help! Get in touch with a member of our team today for more information on our pressure washing services.

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