It’s not just the interior of a home that gets dirty. The exterior of your home can also accumulate dust and grit over time. Because the exterior of your home is a representation of you as a person, it’s important to ensure that your home looks good inside and out. If you live in an area where the roads are unpaved or in a new development where lawns have yet to flourish, you will probably have a dirtier siding that you would if the streets were paved or if there was grass present to contain the dirt. If you have a distressed texture or peeling paint on the exterior of your home, the problem will be that much worse.
When the exterior of your home is covered in dirt and grime, you have a choice between power washing or using a scrub brush. We at Green Painting in Phoenix know that the scrub brush method takes an eon and a day to complete, so we opt for the power washing option. Don’t try to tackle this job on your own. As one of the best house power washing companies around, we have the experience and the tools needed to ensure that the job is done right the first time.
Power washing, also known as pressure washing, is achieved by using a high-velocity water sprayer to strip the exterior of a home of dirt and any other debris while leaving the surface intact. We strongly recommend that you have your home power washed prior to painting to ensure a clean surface that the paint can easily adhere to.
Different housing materials can tolerate different water pressures. Pressures for most power washers range from 1,200 psi to 3,000 psi. Softer housing materials such as pine, spruce, fir or aluminum can only tolerate pressures of up to 1,500 psi max. For even more fragile materials, such as stucco, you might have to reduce the pressure to 1,200 psi or lower. Painted surfaces will also require a lower pressure than non-painted surfaces.
Non-painted surfaces, such as vinyl siding, are best cleaned with higher pressures ranging from 2,500 psi to 3,000 psi. We offer detergent dispenser options as well to give your house an extra cleaning along with the power washing.
We will provide all the set up needed to safely power wash your home. First, we will protect your exterior fixtures and landscaping such as shrubs, flowers and light fixtures surrounding your home. Drop cloths or plastic covering will be secured with duct tape to prevent the protective covering from shifting during the cleaning process.
Prior to power washing, we will use a scrub brush to remove any adhering dirt or debris from the exterior of your home. Afterwards, we will mix our cleaning solution and add it to the detergent dispenser. We use non-phosphate cleaners in a concentrated form for a powerful clean you’ll notice immediately.
House power washing takes skill and practice to do well. Bring the sprayer too near the wall, and you might damage the siding. Move too far back, and you will not have the cleaning power needed to do a good job.
Following the pressure washing treatment, we will rinse off the walls with plain water from a hose. The house will need to dry for at least two days before painting.
Whether you’re interested in painting your home, or if you just want a good spring cleaning, Green Painting in Phoenix can help. We are one of the finest house power washing companies in the Phoenix area and will provide you with the services needed to get your home improvement projects under control so that you can move on with your life. Google “green painters near me in Phoenix” to schedule an appointment and get your home back up to speed.