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Power & Pressure Washing

Kitsap power washingPower Washing is the processes of removing surface material such as dirt, mud, mildew, mold and other contaminates from the exterior features of your house by using pressurized water onto a surface. Unlike pressure washing, power washing uses water that is heated to a hot temperature.

Water that has been heated to a certain temperature will break down contaminated materials from your property much easier than regular water. Power washing is done with heavy power washing materials.

Since power washing is done with such force, it is recommended that it only be used on hard, exterior surfaces such as patios, sidewalks, fences, decks, and driveways. These areas need the extra force to removal all the grime and dirt from their services.

Kitsap pressure washingUnlike power washing, pressure washing is done with a normal temperature of water. It depends entirely on the force of water rather than the temperature. The force of this water comes out a higher pressure, and will blast away the dirt, mold, mildew and other hazardous materials.

Since the velocity of the water is the same in a pressure washer and power washer, it is important to only allow these services to be done on hard, exterior surfaces. If these services are done on your house, you could risk damage to your home’s siding and your home’s paint job.

It is highly recommended that power washing be used on concrete areas such as sidewalks, fences, decks, driveways, patios and pathways. These areas need the extra pressure to get rid of the dirt, and they are strong enough not to be harmed by the pressure.

While power washing and pressure washing are both very effective means of cleaning a wide range of surfaces and objects, there are a few distinctive qualities about each method. Because of these differences, there are a few applications that are better suited for specific situations.

Power washing typically makes use of a steady and somewhat powerful stream of hot water. The temperature of the water is key to allowing the power washing equipment to work properly. By setting the temperature gauge to a specific setting, it is possible to dislodge items such as chewing gum from sidewalks and decks with ease. At the same time, the stream of hot water also comes in handy in killing moss and weeds, and ridding the surface of any mold or mildew that has built up. If there is a lot of gunk and other matter to cut through, a power wash is the way to go.

By contrast, pressure washing relies on the force of the water stream rather than the temperature. A pressure wash works very well for cleaning surface dirt from walkways, walls, patios and decks. Pressure washing masonry cleaning is especially common, as the technique does an excellent job with any type of concrete, brick, or cinder block construction. When there is no ground-in dirt or mold to contend with, pressure washing provides a quick and easy cleaning solution.

Boomtown Services provides professional and dependable pressure & power washing services for Port Orchard, Bremerton, Silverdale, and Poulsbo. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us handle all your power & pressure washing requirements in the greater Kitsap area.

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