Having your house washed by a professional can add great value and long term life to your home exterior. Your home is easily one the the biggest investments you will make in your life. Keeping your home protected from the elements is very important. At Restoration Pressure Washing located in Huntsville, Alabama we do not use pressure to clean your home. We use a soft wash method to safely return your homes exterior to its original like new condition.
Washing a house with pressure can cause damage to your homes exterior. How can that happen you might ask? When it comes to siding, pressure can send water up under the siding causing water damage. It can also leave black streaks down the siding, due to the water coming out from under the siding after the pressure washer leaves. Another problem that can happen with siding is wand marks. Wand marks happen when a person uses a store brought pressure washer to clean siding that has a white chalk on it. That white chalk is oxidation. It is caused by the sun. The picture below is what wand marks look like. They can be avoided.
So hiring a professional house washer is very important. How can one avoid hiring a wrong person. Here are a few tips. First, ask them how they plan on cleaning it. The best answer would be, by soft washing it, with a good house wash mix. A bad answer would be, by using pressure. If they tell you the only way to clean it is by pressure, they have no knowledge of the industry. You should then keep looking for a professional. Another tip would be, if they show up with a pressure washer that you could buy from your local hardware store they probably do not have much experience in the industry. A professional house washer will have a machine that produces 5 to 8 gallons per minute and will explain in-detail how he will clean your home. The ones you can get at your local hardware store are usually 2 to 4 gallons per minute.
Hope this information helps. You can trust Restoration Pressure Washing located in Huntsville, Alabama, with your house washing needs. Feel free to call or text us for a free estimate at 256-529-8239.