FAQ on pressure Cleaning and House Washing
Do you use chlorinated products on the exterior when washing and will these damage plants or paintwork?
The simple answer to this question is yes, and if used correctly cause no problems.
The majority of exterior cleaning products you can purchase are chlorinated, and for one reason – because they work! Any other product you can purchase will have a caustic constitution.
In 20 years of house washing I have never had an issue using the solution i make up and use.
Some other businesses will simply lie to your face and state “we use a non-chlorinated product” when they do use one and mask it with some form of aromatic oil hoping you wont notice – Not ideal.
What is the best cleaner to use in a pressure washer?
Personally, i have never run any sort of chemical or detergent through a machine and i would strongly advise against doing so.
Chemicals may be used in the cleaning process, and they are introduced to the water flow at the outlet with a tip using the “venturi effect“.
Any sort of chemical run through a pump will damage seals and drastically shorten the lifespan of the equipment.
Are pressure washers dangerous?
Pressure washers can be extremely dangerous if used incorrectly!
a pressure cleaning machine should never be pointed at animals or humans and can do severe damage to pretty much anything with inexperience – even what you are trying to clean.
Apart from the obvious, there are other considerations to throw in the mix, like using in an unventilated area, refueling whilst machine hot or still running.
As with anything that can be a hazard, proper precautions must be taken.
What is a good pressure for pressure washer?
This is a subjective question….
A good pressure for a domestic electric variant will be different for a commercial grade machine that is designed for its purpose.
For general hard surface cleaning, anywhere from 2000-3500Psi is deemed sufficient.
some surfaces require less for cleaning such as limestone or travertine.
Pressure isn’t everything!
More questions about pressure cleaning and house washing on the North Shore?
Please feel free to call!
How much does it cost to wash a house?
House washing can have a large variant in pricing as no house is the same.
There or many, many factors that come into play such as size, height and the list goes on.
I have washed all types and sizes of houses and there simply not an answer for this.
Contact me for a an obligation free quote, and i will work out a solution that best suits your requirements.
How do you wash vinyl siding on a house?
The best and easiest way to wash a vinyl siding on a house is by applying an anti mould solution with the pressure cleaning machine and agitating with a soft broom like item.
Let the solution sit for a while and work its magic, the wash down the area to revive back to former glory.
How much is power washing an hour?
Power washing can have various pricing attached to it.
Something like stain removal can attract a higher price per hour as different techniques and materials are used.
I operate on a quote per job basis with competitive rates.
Please call to discuss!
How much does it cost to have a roof cleaned?
A subjective question… As you could appreciate, roof tops come in various heights, sizes, pitches and of course types of surfaces to be cleaned.
Again, please call to discuss your roof cleaning North Shore requirements.
What is the best roof cleaner?
The best way to clean a roof is via pressure cleaning then adding a mould inhibitor as required.
Depending on the roof surface, this can vary form roof to roof.
Some surfaces can be cleaned with pressure cleaning alone – some require a different approach and pressure cleaning may not necessarily be the answer.
Northside Pressure Cleaning – Active House Washing is highly competent in cleaning all styles of roofing surfaces.
Is it a good idea to power wash a roof?
Put simply… Yes.
If all care is taken and a thorough assessment of the roof is done, this is an effective way to restore a roof surface back to new.
All lichen and mildew/moss is removed and the surfaces rejuvinated.
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How much does it cost to clean moss of a roof?
The removal of moss of a roof top goes hand-in-hand with a roof clean.
I specialize in cleaning the entire roof top. Bringing them back to an as new appearance.