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What Is Pressure Washing?

Pressure washing (also referred to as power washing) is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, chewing gum and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles, and other concrete surfaces.
The high pressure of the water helps clean tough stains and debris from various surfaces more easily and quickly. Got a tough stain? Pressure washing can clean it up.

pressure washingHow does pressure washing work?

Basically, the water is under very high pressure when applied to the surface being cleaned. That high pressure allows it to remove debris and stains that couldn’t be removed otherwise, things that are difficult to remove by hand or with other tools. Low-pressure water simply wouldn’t do the job.

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Most pressure washers have 75 times the pressure of a normal garden hose.


However, some models offer gentle spray for more delicate cleaning, as well.

Pressure washers are basically half air compressor and half garden hose. They have either a gas-fueled engine or electrical powered motor, which powers a water pump. This pump then produces the high-pressure water when connected to a high pressure-rated hose. At the end of that hose, you’ll typically see something that looks like a “water gun.” When you pull the trigger, the water and air mix together and come out of the nozzle, ready to clean!


pressure washingWhen can I use pressure washing?

Power washing can be used to clean a bunch of different surfaces. Some examples include:
  • Home roofing
  • Driveways and parking lots
  • Concrete curbs and steps
  • Outside front entryway paths
  • Home exteriors (vinyl and brick)
  • Garage floors
  • Windows
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Grills
  • Gutters
  • Cars and Trucks
  • Fences

Call Peter’s Pressure Washing Today!

If you’re looking for Tampa Bay power washing from a team of experts you can trust, then call Peter’s Pressure Washing at 813-455-3670 today! Simply call us or visit us online to request a fast, free estimate.

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