A long, long time ago, people had to go down on all fours to scour and scrub floors with soapy water or whichever chemical solution can get rid of dirt and hard to remove grime. If exterior walls needed cleaning, one had to go up a ladder, lugging heavy pails, and praying that gravity won’t ruin the whole task or cause an unfortunate accident.
All that is ancient history for smart entrepreneurs, thanks to pressure washing.
What is a Pressure Washer?
This is one of the best ways to clean as it is fast and efficient. It’s basically like a hose, but since it is attached to an engine, it packs a mighty punch.
Some pressure washers are pretty easy to use too. In fact, some homeowners (especially those who live in large houses) have their own because of the benefits mentioned above.
The Need for a Cleaning Solution
While water is enough to wash the most stubborn dirt away from floors and walls, some people want impeccable cleanliness. This is why most pressure washers have injectors where cleaning solutions can be poured in. Take note that not all products you’d find in the grocery can be used for these machines. Some may be too acidic or too alkaline and might cause damage to the pressure washer.
The Need for a Professional Cleaner
Admittedly (and as mentioned above), some pressure washers are pretty easy to use. But if you want thorough cleanliness, it’s best that you hire a professional to do the pressure cleaning for you. They usually have extra attachments which can be used on certain surfaces and hard to reach places. They also have the right cleaning solutions to be used for the kind of dirt you want to be removed.
Professional cleaners also know how to use these power-washers properly. If you don’t have the right skills to do this task, you might do more damage to your property. Eaves, glass panes, vents, and lights can get scratched, or worse, shattered when directly sprayed on.
Good brands, those which can really do the job you want and last you a lifetime, also range from $300 to $1,000. As pressure washing for business establishments is ideally done twice a year, it’s far more cost-efficient to hire an expert with the right equipment, tools, and skills rather than choosing to DIY it.
Ask for a Quote
Different cleaning companies would basically have the same base prices for pressure washing. Certain factors may increase that cost such as the kind of dirt (mold, mildew, grime, etc.) you need to be removed, the level of dirtiness, and the size of the area that needs cleaning.
There is one thing which you need to remember: all reliable cleaning companies will offer free inspections and estimates. You will never go wrong when you choose among those.