Are you looking for a way to make a drastic improvement in the exterior appearance of your property, and fast? Or, maybe you just like to keep your home in excellent shape and looking its very best year-round. Whether you are considering putting your home on the real estate market in the near future and need to find inexpensive, time-efficient methods of improving property value or you have no intention of moving and want to increase your home's curb appeal for your own benefit, Walpole pressure washing from a qualified handyman should be high up on your list of priority services.
Walpole pressure washing services aren't just for cosmetic purposes, though. Many people don't realize that professional pressure washing offers far more advantages than just improving the appearance of your residential or commercial property. If you've never seen it in action and are curious about what it can do for your home or business, you likely have a few questions—and we have answers! This guide covers our responses to some of the questions Walpole residents commonly ask us.
Ready to see what all the fuss is about? Count on your local Walpole handyman for experienced, efficient pressure washing services and dozens of other reliable handyman repair, maintenance and improvement tasks. The team of service professionals at Mr. Handyman of Central - Eastern Norfolk County & South Shore have the experience necessary to deliver the highest standards of excellent customer service and expert workmanship. Customer satisfaction is our first priority!
What is Pressure Washing, Exactly?
Pressure washing is the most effective and efficient exterior cleaning service for most outdoor surfaces and items on your property. Our state-of-the-art pressure washing equipment uses high-pressure water jets to blast away built-up grime and stubborn substances that most cleaning methods can't eliminate, such as oil stains, gutter stripes, organic growth, loose paint and much more.
The pressure is what gives it such effective cleaning power. A washer can produce water pressures that typically range from about 750 to 3,000 psi, or pound-force per square inch, and it's difficult to overstate how much of a transformation it can cause. If you have an old brick patio, for example, that is crusted in years or decades of dirt, grime and moss, you might think we installed a new set of bricks in a different color when you see the results of our Walpole pressure washing services.
Is Walpole Pressure Washing the Same as Power Washing?
These two terms are often used interchangeably, but there is technically one small distinction between them. Power washing uses warm or hot water, which can be more effective against substances that react to heat such as oil stains. Pressure washing, on the other hand, uses unheated water.
Do Pressure Washers Use Detergent?
That depends on what needs to be cleaned. They can use detergent, which is a good solution for some types of grime, but it's often not necessary. If pressure alone isn't doing the trick, our experienced handyman team will determine if detergent is the right thing to use on your property.
What Can Be Cleaned With Walpole Pressure Washing?
Pressure washing in Walpole, MA is useful for a wide range of outdoor items and surfaces, including parts of your house such as the siding. Understandably, it can not be used on items that will be damaged if they get wet. But almost anything else can really benefit from a thorough professional cleaning by a qualified handyman. That includes stuff such as:
Vinyl Siding: Organic substances such as lichen, algae, bacteria, and other harmful growth needs to be removed from your vinyl siding to prevent it from eroding the surface and causing moisture damage inside your walls. Need to know more? Check out our guide to siding repair.
Backyard Decks and Front Porches: Wooden structures that have become slick or uneven from accumulated mud and algae growth aren't just unattractive, they’re dangerous hazards for your family and guests to navigate around—and a guarantee that wood rot isn't far behind. That being said, Walpole pressure washing works just as well on metal, PVC or composite decks, too.
Wood, Metal or Vinyl Fencing: Your fence does a lot for your property, from keeping pets and small children safe to increasing curb appeal and giving off a good first impression. Keeping it clean will turn back the clock on wear and tear damage so you can avoid repairs or replacement for longer.
Driveways, Walkways and Patios: You'll be surprised by how much better your masonry looks after Walpole pressure washing service. Cleaning will restore masonry, asphalt and concrete surfaces to a like-new condition.
Outdoor Furniture: Nobody wants to sit on patio furniture that is covered in mildew and dirt, and all that grime can also lead to rust and other types of corrosion that will force you to replace them sooner rather than later. It'll be back in usable, appealing shape after a quick blast from a washer.
What Can Walpole Pressure Washing Be Used For on Commercial Properties?
Our Walpole pressure washing services aren't just for residential customers. A well-maintained business property is an important asset to impress customers and keep the spotlight on your products or services, and our reliable handyman team can take some of the burden of property maintenance off your shoulders with expert commercial pressure washing services.
Commercial cleaning services can be used for the same surfaces and items that benefit from pressure washing on a residential property, along with business-specific cleaning jobs such as parking lots, fleets of service vehicles, some heavy equipment and many other possible applications.
What are the Advantages of Walpole Pressure Washing Service?
We've mentioned the impressive effect that Walpole pressure washing can have on the appearance of your property, but the benefits aren't just cosmetic. Here are some compelling reasons to invest in professional pressure washing service.
Save Time and Energy
The old-fashioned method of house washing was to put on your dungarees, then head outside with a bucket of soapy water and a long-handled brush to start the laborious, time-consuming chore of scrubbing away at your siding. Sure, it's an excellent arm workout—but it would be too much hard work for many people to manage, if they were even inclined to do so. Thankfully, there's a much better way to get the job done at a rapid rate: Walpole pressure washing. Even the most diligent scrubbing can't get your outdoor surfaces and items as clean as our services. How long it takes will, of course, vary depending on factors like:
What is being cleaned
How big the item or surface is
The number of people working on it at once
What kind of grime or build-up is being removed
How accessible the surface or item being washed is
With all that in mind, even a large house in Walpole, MA can be thoroughly cleaned within a couple of hours, and smaller items may take less than 30 minutes to be restored to spotlessly clean condition.
Boost Property Value and Curb Appeal
If you are planning on selling your house, Walpole pressure washing is a great improvement to get done right before your property gets listed. It's an inexpensive way to improve your property value and impress prospective buyers. When a potential buyer first sees your house, they'll be looking for signs of disrepair and deterioration. If everything is shiny and clean, from the siding to the driveway and beyond, they will feel reassured that the property has been well-cared for and is in good condition. That's what most buyers want because it means they won't have to spend a lot of money on maintenance and upkeep once they move in—and it goes a long way toward convincing them to make an offer.
Remove Bacteria and Allergens
Another big benefit of Walpole pressure washing is that it helps reduce decay and corrosive damage caused by harmful bacteria that is in grime build-up. It eats away at surfaces, leaving the material underneath unprotected and susceptible to further damage, but a washer can strip it away from your outdoor surfaces and items in seconds. This cleaning technique also eliminates pollen that has built up on your siding, deck and other structures, which can make a huge difference for allergy sufferers and allow them to breathe a lot easier.
Prepare Surfaces for Refinishing
If you have an outdoor wooden structure such as a deck, porch, fence, shed or gazebo that's covered in peeling paint, flaking wood stain, or weathered, gray wood, it needs to be refinished and sealed to prevent further moisture damage such as wood rot. But before that can happen, the structure needs to be washed. You can't just paint over dirt, so it's a pretty important step—but Walpole pressure washing does more than just clean off dirt. It also strips away peeling paint far faster and more effectively than sanding ever could, leaving behind a smooth, clean surface to work on. Not up to the task of refinishing your deck, porch, or other outdoor surfaces? Count on your local Walpole handyman team to get that job done as well.
What's the Best Time of Year for Walpole Pressure Washing?
Grime has a way of building up throughout winter, coating your exterior surfaces with dirt. When warm weather arrives and you're ready to enjoy the outdoors in your own backyard again, you want everything clean and ready to use. That's why spring is the perfect time for Walpole pressure washing. Schedule an appointment in spring with our trustworthy handyman team, and we'll strip away all that built-up winter grime, leaving everything from your porch to your patio furniture clean and ready to use all summer long. Fall is also a good time for pressure cleaning, because it leaves your property in good shape for winter.
Is There Anything That Can't Be Pressure Cleaned?
As effective and impressive as pressure washing can be, there are definitely some items and surfaces that it should not be used on, including:
Anything that shouldn't get wet
Items that are soft or delicate
Masonry surfaces with cracked or crumbling mortar
Animals and people
Living plants (unless you want them removed)
Lead-based paint or any asbestos surface (because those substances can be dangerous, especially when small particles flake off, and they need to be safely contained by an abatement professional)
Is Walpole Pressure Washing Harmful to the Environment?
Pressure washing in Walpole, MA (and everywhere else, for that matter) has the potential to cause environmental harm for three main reasons:
It uses quite a bit of water, which can be a problem in places or during times of the year that are prone to drought.
It sometimes involves the use of harsh chemical cleaners that can seep into the groundwater and harm the local flora and fauna.
Grease or other pollutants that are being cleaned off can be rinsed into the sewer or get into the groundwater.
That being said, you don't have to worry about environmental impacts when our Walpole pressure washing professionals are on the job. We will take steps to minimize harm with methods that reduce water usage and green solutions that replace toxic chemicals with environmentally-friendly cleaning products. Our techniques protect nearby plants and animals and prevent soil from being contaminated by run-off.
Want the Benefits of Walpole Pressure Washing for Your Property? Give Us a Call!
Regardless of whether you live in Walpole, MA or another nearby part of this area such as Marshfield, Weymouth or Quincy, you can always depend on the team of professionals at Mr. Handyman of Central - Eastern Norfolk County & South Shore for quality workmanship and outstanding customer service.
Pick up the phone and give us a call today at 508-465-2092 to find out more about what we can do to enhance your home, or to schedule a convenient appointment with our friendly customer care staff.