Does Pressure Washing Damage Concrete?

Can pressure washing damage your concrete? The short answer is “yes,” because electric pressure washers emit a stream of water up to 80 times more pressurized than that in your garden hose. It’s also unwise to use this technique for concrete under three years old.

Does that mean you should look for another way to clean your exterior surface? Not at all, but you should hire professionals like 15cent Pressure Washing. Our team has the expertise, experience, and equipment to clean large areas effectively and safely.

Why Hire a Professional Pressure Washer Team?

When you trust a reputable contractor, they always use the right cleaning solutions for the task at hand.

It might surprise you to learn that pressure washing sometimes relies on enzymatic action rather than pressure. For more fragile surfaces, we apply a cleaning solution that dissolves dirt and kills organic matter. At most, we might need to use a soft-bristled brush to remove stubborn dirt. Therefore, this soft-washing technique uses no pressure whatsoever.

Why go to the trouble? Regular cleaning:

  • Improves curb appeal by making the surface look new again
  • Rinses away pollen and other allergens that might affect your respiratory tract 
  • Kills off mold, algae, and their spores, eradicating the issue
  • Remove tough stains like tire marks and oil that you can’t scrub out
  • Improves safety by removing slipping hazards
  • Rejuvenates the surface and protects it from further costly damage

How Often Should You Schedule Service?

How often you schedule service depends on many factors. Is there a lot of dust or sand near you? Do you have a commercial property or have a problem with algae or mold? In these cases, you need to schedule service more often.

As a general rule of thumb, schedule service at least once every six to 12 months for optimal results.

When Should You Power Wash Your Concrete?

Some business owners opt to power wash quarterly or even monthly, depending on their foot traffic. If you’re only going to clean once a year, you can do so at any time, as long as the temperature is 40°F or more.

Spring is an excellent time because allergens are worst at this time of the year and there are several types of spores around. Cleaning at this time of the year also dissolves any leftover salt and deicing chemicals.

Some property owners also choose to wash in the fall to ensure no algae or other organic growth before winter sets in. While these are dormant during the cold, they quickly thaw and grow when it warms up.

Contact Us Today!

15cent Pressure Washing is your professional team for expert exterior cleaning. We work with commercial and residential customers to make any surfaces look new again. We use state-of-the-art equipment to deliver top-notch pressure washing.

Contact us at (931) 446-1031 and let us work our magic at breathing new life into those dull and dreary surfaces.

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