Time for Power Washing? Naples, FL Properties Can Benefit From Our Service

 A close-up of the nozzle on a power washing machine as it’s used to clean a wooden deck by blasting it with high-pressure water.

Improving the curb appeal of your property can feel like a never-ending chore, and it could get very frustrating when all your hard work and effort doesn't result in a dramatic—or even particularly noticeable—change in the appearance of your Naples home's exterior. If you're keen to find a fast, cost-effective way to make a difference that will cause your neighbors to sit up and take notice, your first stop should be power washing. Naples, FL homeowners and business owners are usually pleasantly surprised by how much of a difference we make in just an hour or two.

But when it comes to the advantages of power washing, Naples, FL properties also benefit in ways that go far beyond appearance. In the hands of a capable handyman professional, Naples pressure washing services can help to prevent serious damage, reduce allergy suffering and prime surfaces for refinishing—all while saving you a ton of time and energy.

If you're ready to get the benefits of professional power washing services for your residential or commercial property, count on your experienced, local Naples handyman for efficient, effective service. The team of service professionals at Mr. Handyman serving Naples, Marco Island and Immokalee has decades of combined experience in repair and maintenance trades, and we pride ourselves on delivering excellent workmanship and outstanding customer service.

What is Power Washing?

Power washing is essentially pressure washing, except that a power wash utilizes hot water. It is an incredibly effective exterior cleaning method that uses jets of highly pressurized water to blast away unsightly stains, algae and moss growth, mildew, loose paint, built-up grime and other stubborn substances. Most conventional cleaning methods simply can't budge that. The water pressure is what makes it so effective. A pressure washer produces pressures that range from around 750 to 3,000 psi, or pound-force per square inch. For comparison, a typical garden hose clocks in at around 300 psi, while an indoor sink faucet only hits about 50 psi.

Do Power Washer Jets Use Detergent?

It is possible to use detergent, though typically, water alone is enough to deal with most tough stains and substances. Hot water is ideal for cutting through grease embedded in concrete. But, of course, detergent also comes in handy for particularly difficult-to-remove grease stains on driveways or garage floors. However, detergent use does require some extra care to avoid damaging nearby flora. Often, local codes forbid using any type of soap for exterior cleaning. That’s why we use environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions when necessary to avoid environmental damage. Your expert Naples handyman professional will assess the situation and determine if detergent is the best course of action for your property.

Parts of a Property That We Power Wash

Naples pressure washing is the ideal cleaning solution for a wide range of outdoor surfaces and items. It obviously should not be used on items that could be damaged by water or really delicate things that can't withstand the pressure. But most other surfaces really benefit from getting sparkling clean, even when they have been coated in a thick layer of grime for years—or decades, for that matter. Some of the areas that benefit from power washing, Naples-style, include:

  • Vinyl Siding: Remove lichen, moss, mildew, algae, bacteria and other harmful growth from siding to prevent them from eroding the surface and causing moisture damage inside your walls with power washing. Naples, FL houses with black gutter stripes on siding also benefit from pressure washing—not to mention gutter cleaning services.

  • Backyard Decks & 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 they're a sure sign that wood rot will soon make an appearance if they don't get sufficient power washing. Naples, FL pressure cleaning service works just as well for deck cleaning on metal or composite decks, too.

  • Wood, Metal or Vinyl Fencing: Your fence does more than just delineate your property’s borders. It keeps pets and small children safe, increases curb appeal, and gives visitors their first impression of your Naples home. Keeping it clean will extend its lifespan, so you can avoid repairs or replacements for longer.

  • Driveways, Walkways & Patios: A driveway covered in oil stains is unattractive, and moss-covered walkways or patios can actually be a tripping hazard, especially for anyone who experiences issues with reduced mobility. Concrete cleaning will restore masonry, asphalt and concrete surfaces to a like-new condition.

  • Outdoor Furniture: Is your patio furniture covered in dirt and mildew? Yikes! Not only does it make them unappealing to use, but it could also cause rust and other types of corrosion that will force you to replace them sooner rather than later. A quick blast from the washer will make patio furniture usable again.

Do Commercial Properties Need Naples Pressure Washing?

Absolutely! A commercial property in Naples can reap all the same benefits as a residential property since it has outdoor surfaces that need cleaning too. In fact, it's even more important for businesses, especially those that are customer-facing, because well-maintained commercial buildings impress clients and make it easier for your employees to work productively.

While most of the things that might need pressure washing at your home also need it at your business, commercial properties have unique requirements that don't apply to residential buildings. Our experienced team is more than capable of handling business-specific cleaning jobs such as parking lots, service vehicles, graffiti removal, some heavy equipment and many other possible applications.

Biggest Benefits of Power Washing: Naples, FL

By now, you're probably wondering what exactly are the major benefits of power washing. Naples, FL property owners can benefit in a number of ways. While it's no secret that pressure cleaning improves the appearance of your home or business, that's certainly not all it can do. Here are some of the key advantages of professional Naples pressure washing.

Save Time and Energy

In the days before power washing, Naples, FL residents had no easy cleaning method to take care of large-scale grime build-up on siding and other large outdoor surfaces or items. Imagine filling a bucket with soapy water and heading outside to scrub your house with a long-handled scrub brush. There's no doubt that you would get an excellent arm workout, but it would be hours of grueling labor—and the worst part is, the results wouldn't be anywhere near as thorough and impressive as what we can accomplish with power washing.

How Long Does it Take for Power Washing in Naples, FL?

The length of time you can expect Naples pressure washing services to take will vary pretty widely based on factors such as:

  • What is being cleaned

  • How accessible it is from every angle

  • The nature of the grime that needs to be removed

  • How many people are working on it at the same time

Regardless, even a large house can be sparkling clean and looking its best within a few hours, and smaller items, such as patio furniture, may only take 20 or 30 minutes to clean thoroughly.

Boost Property Value and Curb Appeal

Are you thinking of putting your property on the real estate market in the near future? If so, it makes sense to consider professional power washing. Naples, FL real estate professionals will tell you that appearance isn't everything, but it's pretty important—and never more so than when it comes time to sell. A prospective home buyer who comes to view your property and finds everything clean and in great shape will feel reassured that the house has been well-maintained over the years, and they won't find any nasty surprises after moving in. On the other hand, if they see a house encrusted in grime build-up that looks like it's never once been cleaned, it's a huge red flag warning them to run for the hills before they even get through the front door.

Avoid Surface Damage

All that grime that builds up on outdoor surfaces, especially during the winter, isn't just unattractive. It also harbors harmful bacteria that eat away at the finish on surfaces and other structures like play or sports equipment. Once the finish is gone, the material underneath is far more vulnerable to further decay problems such as wood rot and rust. That leaves you on the hook for costly repairs and replacements a lot more frequently than if that surface or item had been maintained with regular power washing. Naples, FL residents can avoid high costs with preventative maintenance.

Prime Decks and Porches for Refinishing

Is your deck or porch covered in strips of peeling paint or flakes of wood stain? On wooden structures, that's an early sign of moisture damage. Water seeps into the wood, and it swells up, pushing against the paint or stain layers from underneath. That causes the paint to lift, bubble, crack and then peel away in strips. It's important to keep timber painted or stained and sealed to avoid more serious water damage issues such as wood rot that can weaken timber and cause it to crumble apart, seriously compromising the structural integrity of your deck or porch.

Even with a belt sander, getting all that peeling paint removed by sanding would take forever. We can prime your deck or porch for refinishing quickly and easily with expert power washing. Naples, FL homeowners don't always have the free time, tools or know-how to take care of the actual refinishing process, but not to worry—our experienced Naples handyman team can take care of that task for you as well and get the job done right.

Reduce Allergens

If you or a member of your household suffer from seasonal allergies, this might be the best benefit of all for power washing. Naples, FL homes and properties are coated with pollen every spring, along with other allergy-inducing substances that can make it nearly impossible to step outside and enjoy the fresh air. From itching skin and watery, sore eyes to endless sneezing, what should be one of the nicest times of year is completely ruined for allergy sufferers. Pressure washing can actually help a lot. It rinses pollen and other allergens off your siding, deck and, well, pretty much everywhere. While we can't promise to remove every allergy-causing particle on your property, our services will reduce the amount of pollen that's just lying around and make it easier for you to breathe freely again.

Surfaces and Items That Should Not Be Power Washed

As wonderful as power washing is, there are some things that can be damaged by the force of the water jets or by the moisture itself. In the hands of an amateur who doesn't know the correct pressure settings or techniques for any given project, these machines can damage surfaces and items. That’s why it’s a job best left to a skilled professional who knows exactly what can or can't be cleaned with the machine and what pressure settings should be used.

First of all, pressure washing should not be used on anything that can't get wet, like electronic items or anything indoors. It's also not a good idea to use it on soft or delicate items. Avoid the use of a washer machine on brick with crumbling, loose mortar, or wood siding that could be damaged by excess water. It's important not to power wash soft, delicate surfaces like fabric. It's also critically important that a power washer spray is never used on anything living—that includes people, animals and plants. The only exception is small plants that you want to remove quickly, such as weeds growing between paving stones.

Get the Professional Power Washing Naples, FL Residents Deserve!

Mr. Handyman technician power washing deck in Naples, FL

Regardless of whether you live in Naples, FL or another nearby community, such as Marco Island, Goodland, or Ave Maria, you can get the help you need from the team of professionals at Mr. Handyman serving Naples, Marco Island and Immokalee.

Get in contact with us today by picking up the phone and calling to find out more about our reliable handyman services or to schedule a convenient appointment at a time that works for you.