Looking to tackle a pressure washing project around your house? Wondering if its safe to do so? We created this blog to help answer some frequent questions on what can and cannot be pressure washed safely.
Can I Pressure Wash Aluminum Siding?
Yes, but use caution. Aluminum siding can clean up nicely with a little help from a pressure washer. However, using too high of pressure can easily remove paint or dent aluminum siding.
Can I Pressure Wash Vinyl Siding?
Yes. However, like aluminum siding, using too much pressure can easily damage vinyl siding. It is best to use a low pressure setting and work slowly if you intend to do it yourself.
Can I Pressure Wash Stucco?
Yes, but as with most exterior surfaces on you home it is safer to soft wash. Our company here in Colorado Springs, CO uses specialized cleaners that do most of the work. We then use light pressure to rinse the lifted contaminants. If you would like to do the project yourself, light pressure is recommended.
Can I Pressure Wash Brick?
Yes. Due to its porous nature, contaminates can soak into brick siding over time and can even begin to eat away at mortar. Maintaining your brick surface through pressure washing or soft washing is a good idea.
Can I Pressure Wash Concrete?
Yes. Like brick, concrete is porous and can become contaminated by dirt, oils, and debris over time causing discoloration. Pressure washing is an excellent method to restore your concrete to like-new condition.
Can I Pressure Wash Asphalt?
Sort of. Asphalt does not respond great to high pressure and a pressure washer will often leave visible marks in the asphalt. It is best to use low pressure for cleaning asphalt.
Can I Pressure Wash Pavers?
Yes. Pressure washing pavers is a great way to remove soils and restore to like-new condition. However, any loose sand in between the pavers will be removed in the process. Having the joints refilled is a simple process and can be including in a paver wash by our company here in Colorado Springs, CO.
Can I Pressure Wash a Shingled Roof?
No. Shingles are very delicate and pressure should not be used on them. A soft washing technique should be performed by a trained professional.
Can I Pressure Wash Windows?
Yes, but use caution. Be sure not to use too high of pressure to avoid damaging the window or forcing water underneath. In our opinion, nothing beats a good ole microfiber mop and squeegee.
Can I Pressure Wash Furniture?
Sort of. Most lawn furniture can be pressure washed with light pressure, but use caution as many pieces of furniture were not designed to handle this cleaning method.
Can I Pressure Wash a Car?
Yes, but be sure to remove large contaminants with a garden hose first and only use low pressure to avoid driving contaminants into the car's topcoat.
Can I Pressure Wash HVAC Units?
No. Pressure washing can collapse and damage fins on HVAC units.
Can I Pressure Wash Carpet and Rugs?
No. Pressure washing carpet or rugs can cause great damage. It is best to use a carpet cleaner.
Can I Pressure Wash a Playground?
Yes. Pressure washing can be a great way to clean most outdoor playgrounds. If you want to go one step further with sanitization, give the team at Colorado Springs Pressure Washing, LLC a call to schedule a playground sanitization and clean.
How Colorado Springs Pressure Washing, LLC Can Help
Many of these surfaces can be safely washed, however, there is always a risk of damage. When working with pressures in excess of 3000psi, it is often best to trust the pros. If you are ever in need of exterior cleaning in the Colorado Springs, CO area, give us a call anytime for a free estimate. 719-256-0266