Capital Painting Power Washing Services
Want your home to look its best? Rely on the experts at Capital Painting for professional power washing services throughout the Washington Metropolitan area. Choosing professionals to power wash your siding, deck, driveway and other exterior surfaces around your home can quickly and effectively remove built-up dirt, sediment and other debris. This reduces wear and tear by getting rid of mold, chalk, insects, weeds and more while leaving your home looking beautiful.
The Difference Between Power Washing vs Pressure Washing
As far as the water pressure is concerned, they both use similar amounts of pressure. How much pressure really just depends on the type of machine; a household unit won’t offer up as much power as an industrial machine.
If we’re talking strictly about the types of the machines, there is one key element that differentiates a power washer from a pressure washer: a heating element. Both machines create a powerful stream of high-pressure water, but a power washer also heats up the water. This might seem like a small difference, but it actually makes a huge difference in how each is used.
Preparation before any type of home improvement job is essential for getting high-quality, long-lasting results. Not only is it the most important step, but prep work also tends to be the most time-consuming part of the job. As experienced residential painters serving Washington Metropolitan area, Capital Painting strives to be the best when prepping and painting a customer’s home. Our mission is to protect surfaces, and in doing so we may suggest to our customers that certain projects must first be power washed before we paint. Our home power washing services can ensure your property will look great and be in its best condition whether or not you choose to have it repainted.
Pressure washing is the use of high power water spray, with appropriate detergents to remove dirt, debris, mold, mildew, salt etc. from exterior surfaces. We use pressure washing to clean the areas we will paint so the paint can adhere to substrate and in the case of stain, so the stain can penetrate. Power washing is also used to just clean patios, brick, siding, etc. Although it sounds simple, is not. An inexperienced pressure washing application can cause serious damage. Incorrect pressure, detergent or angle of the pressure gun, can scar the wood, ruin brick or concrete, spread debris and dirt, or flood the interior. That is why we approach each power washing with the seriousness that it deserves. We analyze the situation and determined the appropriate chemical to use. Most of the time, if suitable, we do a small test and adjust accordingly if needed. We choose the correct tip and distance of the gun, from the area we power wash, to be effective but not destructive. We always use environmentally safe chemicals so not to harm plant and animal life at the area of work. Safety is always of utmost importance. Our employees are highly trained and use all the protective equipment and procedures to ensure their safety and the safety of your property.