Which is better? Low Pressure or High Pressure Cleaning?
Power washing, also known as pressure washing, is the application of high-pressure water spray to clean surfaces. This can remove paint, dirt, grime, chewing gum, and other contaminants from objects, such as vehicles, buildings, and concrete. A mechanical pressure washer’s volume is measured in gallons (or liters) per minute. This measurement is often built into the pump and is not adjustable.
The pump will provide the pressure in pounds per square inch (pascals bar) but it can be adjusted by the unloader valve. There are machines that can produce pressures of 750 to 30,000 PSI (5 to 200 MPa or more).
In many situations, the terms power washing and pressure washing can be used interchangeably. However, there is much debate about whether these are different processes.
A pressure washing surface cleaner is made up of two to four high-pressure jets mounted on a rotating bar. The bar swivels as water flows. This creates a uniform cleaning pattern that cleans flat surfaces quickly.
Hydro-jet cleaning, a stronger form of power washing is used to remove debris and buildup from lines and tanks.
A low pressure washing machine is the best option for home cleaning. Low pressure washing is sufficient to effectively remove dirt and mildew. Low pressure can be used to safely clean brick, stucco and vinyl siding as well as wooden walls. High pressure will only cause more damage to your home. Home repairs are costly and time-consuming.
High pressure does not necessarily mean useless. High pressure is best for concrete and other hard surfaces. Low pressure washing won’t have any effect on concrete driveways, but high pressure washing will remove all stains. Although high pressure sounds more efficient, walls are less resilient than concrete. Concrete can develop deep cracks. Concrete cracks can collect dirt and oil, which can be difficult to remove with high pressure. This problem is not present in materials that are used to build walls. Low pressure can easily remove even the most severe stains from wood and stucco walls.
Water is a great choice because of its slight electrical polarity. This means that one end of each molecule is positively charged while the other is negatively charged. They stick to each other.
Soap chemicals, also known as detergents, help water do its job better by breaking down grease and allowing water to flush away more easily. Some types of ground-on dirt won’t move no matter what you do. A pressure washer is a great tool. The pressure washer blasts dirt with a narrow, high-pressure spray of cold or hot water. The water travels quickly and hits dirt with high kinetic energy. It knocks away dust and dirt like a steady rain of tiny hammer blows. The water is only water so it won’t cause any damage to most hard surfaces. It is a good idea, however, to test the pressure washer in a small area before you begin cleaning to ensure it does not damage the surface.
Hire High Pressure Cleaning Professionals
You can hire professionals to clean your windows with a pressure washer, whether you are doing basic maintenance or prepping them for painting.