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POWER WASHING & 
PRESSURE WASHING

Power washing can restore that 'new look' to dirty decks, patios, walks and fences. High-pressure water is all that's needed in most cases. A flat fan tip works best for wooden surfaces, while a swirling dirt-blaster tip cleans masonry surfaces the best.

POWERWASHING TIPS:

 

When cleaning wood, especially with power washers over 2,000 psi, be careful not to scar the wood or make it 'fuzzy' with too much pressure at close range. Start spraying with the cleaning tip well away from the surface and gradually bring the tip to within the range you would like to spray the rest of the board. Use a steady, continuous motion and continue across the length of the entire board instead of using short, back and forth motions.
  

When cleaning masonry surfaces, use a circular motion to minimize noticeable marks on the surface. If the budget allows for one, buy a 'dirt blaster' nozzle that concentrates and spins the water stream, greatly enhancing the cleaning effect. Consider sealing the surface after it's been cleaned and allowed the proper amount of drying time.

Below are 'before and after' photos of some
power washing projects...


The "Black Stone" Patio
A picture is worth a thousand words, so...
below is a dirty stone patio in
Upper St Clair, Pennsylvania

stone patio 

   


The "Dirtiest Deck" Ever?
Below is a neglected deck that was
powerwashed near Canonsburg

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Concrete Patio
Patio clean-up for an outdoor graduation
party in Peters Township. The concrete
almost looks new again!

Dirty patio - before and after power washing 


Slippery Concrete Steps
These steps were cleaner and safer
after powerwashing!

Powerwashing dirty slippery steps 


Moldy Garden Wall
Pressure washing helped this garden wall
look its best in Upper St. Clair Twp.


Wood Fence
Residents in Mt. Lebanon Township considered
replacing this fence prior to seeing how good
it looked after being power washed!

Power washing a fence

Fence
The final step was coating this fence
with a 'Redwood' tint translucent
stain


  More power washing related pages:

Deck Cleaning

Deck Sealing

 

     

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