Power Washing Equipment MATTERS

Power Washing Equipment Matters!

The common misunderstanding is all pressure washers are the same. Hook your hose up to your small pressure washing machine and you have everything you need, right? Unfortunately, no. This kind of equipment limits your ability to clean in a prompt, effective, and safe manner. Inferior power washing equipment integrated with inexperienced operators puts your property at a higher risk for damage. Many people presume cranking up the pressure and getting closer to the surface is the only method to clean your siding. High pressure should only be used on masonry surfaces areas and still needs to be used with caution, in conjunction with professional cleaning agents.

What makes professional equipment different?

Professional power washing equipment is generally belt or gear driven and installed on a trailer or truck. Commercial grade equipment normally needs a tank fed supply of water to keep up with the higher volume output demand. Professional pressure washers are enhanced for high flow/volume cleaning. This means that cleaning detergents can be used very rapidly to whole homes or structures in very little time. Utilization of professional equipment permits pressure washing professionals to apply detergents to surface areas approximately 3 stories from the ground. Increased flexibility and effectiveness relates to decreased costs for our clientele.

Ask concerns and more questions. This is a crucial piece of the puzzle, the last thing any homeowner requires is a damaged home due to an unskilled service technician using inferior equipment. What type of equipment is being used? Is it trailer installed, belt driven, and tank fed? A reputable company will address this concern rapidly with a positive “Yes!”. Professional house cleaning needs to be done from the ground with professional equipment. Not inferior equipment and a ladder that’s damaging your siding.

Why you shouldn’t use consumer grade washers on your home

Power washers constructed for homeowner will hardly ever be built using high grade components. The typical life span of a customer type power washer will be less than 50 hours of use, and some will last even less than that!

I know that sounds like a really short time for something that you would pay that much cash for, however remember the average homeowner will take 10 years to put 50 hours on a power washer where a professional company might do that in 3 or 4 days. Exactly what we in the industry describe as consumer machines most generally cost far less than those made for use by a professional! As you can see a power washer that is manufactured for use by the typical home owner will not last long being used as a specialist will need to, so the professional system will be made of parts that are far more exceptional in quality.

Since most consumer pressure washers only produce 2-3gpm of output, this will result on your home taking substantially longer to clean. Many times, this will result in the user relying on higher pressure to increase efficiency. So, it’s in your best interests to hire a professional contractor that utilizes professional grade equipment. Otherwise, your home may suffer severe damage!


What’s the difference between pressure washing and power washing

Power Washing vs Pressure Washing

Utilizing high pressure when washing your home could cause more damage than good results. So, that’s why Carolina Pressure Pros, LLC prefers to power wash vs pressure wash our client’s properties.

From general mold & mildew to bird droppings, lots of homeowners want to spruce up their homes for the warm-weather months and to take care of their home’s siding. Pressure washing is an alternative that frequently comes to mind. However, as an industry professional, Carolina Pressure Pros, LLC advises that you proceed with caution whether you choose to pressure wash your home yourself or hire a contractor. This is why power washing vs pressure washing is SO important to you as a homeowner.

Power washing vs Pressure Washing. What’s the difference?

The pressure washing novice can cause significant damage to your home’s siding by using high pressure. That’s why at Carolina Pressure Pros, we prefer to refer to house washing services as “power washing” instead of the traditional “pressure washing” (although the terms are still traditionally interchangeable). This is due to the fact that we prefer using very low pressure. Along with professional cleaners and equipment, we can provide superior results. This is with the guarantee of no damage to your home.
Our equipment also allows for us to clean multi-story homes from the ground without the use of any ladders. This is a significant advantage to homeowners and reduces the chance of injury or a fall.

Who should you hire to power wash your house?

David Yensan of Carolina Pressure Pros, LLC advises that you only utilize a professional power washing company with a good reputation. They will undoubtedly have professional equipment, cleaners, and a minimum of one million dollars in General Liability Insurance. It’s simply not worth the risk to save a little money by hiring an amateur.

Although CPP utilizes pressure, this is usually reserved for concrete cleaning such as driveways, pavers, porches, and patios. Additionally, we utilize specialized equipment that allows us to maintain a consistent and ideal distance from the area that is being cleaned for uniformed results.
Another important aspect to keep in consideration is the use of professional cleaners. Unfortunately, by only using high pressure water, you simply cannot achieve long lasting, professional results. You’ll undoubtedly need to have your home cleaned multiple times each year. However, our professional cleaners will remove organic and inorganic pollutants such as mold, mildew, fallout pollutants, dirt, and grime.

What makes us different?

Our power washing services will be tailored to your specific home’s needs. Each home is very different. Factors such as age, condition, siding type, pollutant type, etc all play a major role in the specialized processes that we will use to perform services. However, this type of attention to detail is what helps to set us apart from other service providers. With that being said, you can rest assured knowing that your home will be restored to it’s highest potential. As an additional note, our professionals are trained to look for any areas of concern prior to beginning the house washing process. If it will impede our services, you’ll be contacted immediately. If not, we simply take before & after photos to help communicate your home’s needs to you.

To learn more about our professional power washing services, visit www.carolinapressurepros.com/power-washing


Power Washing Maintenance is necessary maintenance!

Why is Power Washing Maintenance necessary?

Power washing maintenance is necessary to avoid damage to your home from mold and mildew. Additionally, power washing will ensure that your home’s value doesn’t deteriorate. If you plan on selling your home in the future, power washing maintenance will ensure that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get your home listed! Simply put, you can protect your investment by having it washed annually through power washing maintenance!

What happens if I don’t wash my house?

By allowing your home to accumulate mold and mildew, you’re allowing your investment to be damaged. For most of us, our homes ARE our largest investment. In North Carolina we have very humid summers. Between the heat and humidity, organic pollutants will accumulate and spread on your home quickly. If left untreated, this mold and mildew can spread to your home’s framing. Obviously, this will cause excessive (and very expensive) damage to your investment, your home.

Unfortunately, you can’t decide to ‘save money’ by trying to forego power washing maintenance on your home. This is due to the fact that organic pollutants will continue to grow and spread until they are professionally removed by a professional. So, yes….this means that if left untreated, your home can actually be completely covered in mold and mildew. Most professional companies will simply charge more for excessive removal. So, it makes sense to simply maintain your home properly instead of paying the same amount of money to have it done once every few years.

Why Choose CPP for your Power Washing Maintenance?

Carolina Pressure Pros, LLC has been performing professional power washing maintenance to our clients for years. We are industry educated and certified. Additionally, CPP utilizes only professional equipment to perform expert power washing maintenance on your property.

As said above, you’re going to eventually have to perform this maintenance on your home. If allowed to spread throughout your property’s exterior, it will only result in a harder hit to your wallet. So, why not simply perform power washing maintenance to your home annually? This will cost you the same amount AND ensure that you’re protecting your biggest investment….your home! Call Carolina Pressure Pros, LLC today to receive your free, hassle-free estimate!