Maggie Valley Pressure Washing Services
A hot water pressure washing system has been proven most effective when working with any home exterior. At WNC Pressure Washing & Staining, we use this type of system along with other effective solutions and materials. There are several different products that protect your home or business. Each different Protectant requires cleaning at some point. There are many tests and observations that can be made when evaluating your exterior sidings or Protectant. Below is a list of the most common types of exterior sidings or Protectant.
Problems: Vinyl siding can be a very durable siding for buildings. The down sides to vinyl siding are the inability to change the color and the visual signs of fading. Very few people decide to paint the vinyl because it does not adhere to the plastic like material unless sanded vigorously. The signs of fading are inevitable for vinyl siding, especially the siding facing the afternoon sun. When dirt from rain splash-up, algae, lichens, mold, and moss all form, it tends to attract visitors eyes directly there.
Solutions: There are many ways you can effectively remove the spores of your siding but only a few ways to do it without deteriorating the vinyl. One mistake homeowners and handymen make is using bleach products to remove mold and mildew. This is not healthy for the vinyl and could discolor or bring abnormal color to the surface of the vinyl. The most effective solution we use is applying hot water with pressure. WNC Washing & Staining utilizes top-of-the-line equipment with our hot water commercial pressure washer. There are other ways such as using color-safe products such as Oxy-Clean or oxygen bleach.
Problems: Wood can have different finishes such as solid or transparent stains, oil based or acrylic paints, and oils. They all have their own unique ways of deteriorating over time. Oil-based and acrylic stains tend to be more common on log homes and decks. These vary, depending largely on how much rain and sun the wood receives. Pressure treated wood on decks need protecting just as any other wood. Paints and solid stains tend to peal or chip before fading, but each situation is different.
Solutions: The Product really needs to be assessed in person to come up with an effective plan. Some of the more effective ways to clean wood is to use commercial bleach products but if a homeowner does want to leave a smaller carbon footprint, there are other more environmentally friendly products available. The combination of a cleaning solution and a hot water pressure washer system is the most effective way to clean before re-staining or repainting. If you want to remove mold or algae without repainting or re-staining then do not use a bleach product to open the pores in the wood.
Problem: Concrete is usually a very durable product but can discolor very quickly. It can also diminish quickly by adding salt to melt ice when unprotected. Concrete actually draws water when it is unprotected. It can soak up water like a sponge and cause mold and mildew to form in your home or basement.
Solutions: There is no doubt that hot water penetrates concrete more effectively than cold water. Our hot water pressure washer is able to clean concrete without leaving any streaks and stripes in the concrete. After the surface is cleaned, concert sealing is advised. It is often overlooked but very important.