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Dangers of DIY Pressure Washing

A pressure washer can be a handy tool to have – you can easily clean your vehicles or driveway with this high-powered tool. When it comes to cleaning your outdoor areas, power washing is one of the best options available for removing dirt and grime. However, there are dangers when using a pressure washer that can put you or your property at risk. Here are a few dangers to avoid with DIY pressure washing.

Wood Cleaning

Spraying off your deck or fencing can keep it clean but too much water pressure can damage wood. You need to know the right setting for your wood to reduce the chance of damage. A high-pressured stream can gouge the wood, permanently damaging your expensive deck or fence.

Roof and Gutters

Many homeowners want to save money and decide to pressure wash their gutters and roof themselves. This can be dangerous and damaging. Any time you are off the ground using a pressure washer, there are safety risks. It can be wet and slippery standing on a roof or ladder – it is easy to slip and fall, causing serious injury. Roof cleaning also must be carefully performed – too much pressure can ruin expensive roofing or even cause leaks.

Removing Paint or Damaging Siding

If you want to clean your siding using your pressure washer, be careful. Too much pressure can remove your exterior paint – that is how painters remove old paint before adding a new color. Pressure washing can also damage shingles or siding, especially soft woods like cedar.

When it comes to cleaning high areas, wood or painted structures, you may want to hire a professional power washing service. They can ensure your surfaces are cleaned correctly and safely, avoiding the damage and injuries that are common with DIY pressure washing.

Posted on behalf of:
Impact Pressure Washing
105 Commerce Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
(678) 697-7127


Pressure Washing Service: A Property Manager’s Secret Weapon

Any property manager knows that there are hundreds of small and large tasks that must be done to keep a building and the outdoor areas maintained. From repairing plumbing and maintaining the roof to parking lot repairs and driveway cleaning, there is always something that needs to be done. One way to take several of these maintenance items off the to-do list is to hire a pressure washing service, a property manager’s secret weapon for keeping their property or properties looking beautiful and well-maintained.

Pressure Washing for Property Management

If you manage an apartment complex, several rental properties or a large commercial facility, keeping up with ongoing outdoor maintenance can be difficult. One way to keep up with the exterior cleaning and maintenance is to hire a quality pressure washing service. Even if you have your own maintenance crews for repairs and cleaning, a pressure washing service is mobile and can go wherever you need them while your crew works on other tasks. Some maintenance services to subcontract to a pressure washing service includes:

  • Exterior walls and surfaces
  • Sidewalks and pathways
  • Parking lots and driveways
  • Roofing
  • Fencing and gates
  • Gutter cleaning
  • Pool decks and patios
  • Dumpster areas
  • Vehicle fleets

Many commercial pressure washing services offer maintenance plans, helping you stay on top of your property maintenance and reducing the work for your staff. You know the job will be done right and you will not need to worry about maintaining pressure washing equipment or providing training for this specialized skill.

Make your job easier as a property manager by finding an experienced pressure washing company to become your outdoor maintenance secret weapon.

Posted on behalf of:
Impact Pressure Washing
105 Commerce Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
(678) 697-7127


Pressure Washing Your Gutters

Let’s face it, the last thing anyone thinks about is their gutters. They are out of sight and out of mind. However, they are very important to the durability of a home. Gutters collect the rain runoff from the roof, and redirect that water away from areas you want to keep dry-like your foundation and flower beds. They also prevent erosion around your home.

But keeping gutters clean is another job all together. They collect leaves and gook and can easily clog if not maintained properly. Gutters that have standing water because of clogs may spill over and cause leaks in the roof. That is why a thorough cleaning is recommended yearly. Pressure washing equipment can be rented from home improvement stores, or a service can be hired out to professionally vacuum and pressure wash your gutters for you.

If you opt to do the job yourself, do not clean your gutters using a ladder. The power of the water may make you lose balance and get hurt. Instead use a long curved nozzle specially designed for gutters. They are a safer and much more efficient for the job. Renting equipment can save money, and you may decide not to stop with the gutters and clean your driveway and siding while you’re at it.

There are many benefits to hiring a service to pressure wash your gutters. First the job is done quickly by people who know what they are doing. They also can check for and repair damage they encounter while working on your gutters. This may save some costs and headaches down the line. And of course, it means you don’t have to do it, which is always a plus.

So whether you pressure wash your gutters yourself or hire out a professional, remember to give them your attention annually to insure that your roof and home is well protected from water.

Posted on behalf of:
JB Power Clean
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
(704) 658-5896


Get Your Gutters Ready for Winter

Posted in Gutter Cleaning

As fall comes to an end, your gutters may be ready to be cleaned. The leaves and needles that have accumulated over the summer and fall in your gutters can create clogs in your gutters that can cause damage to your home. Overflowing gutters are not just a nuisance, they can cause water damage to your roof, one of the most expensive components to replace on your home. Here are a few things you should know about maintaining your gutters.

  • Inspect for dents and damage. Many gutters are made from metal and can be dented or damaged from impact. Animals, flying toys and vehicles can dent the tubing, making it likely that gutters will clog in these narrow areas. Dented pieces may need to be replaced if they cannot be repaired.
  • Look for clogs. You can identify clogs during heavy rain. Are your horizontal gutters overflowing in certain areas? It is most likely a clogged gutter. Are all downspouts releasing water at the same rate? If one or more only has a trickle of water coming out, they may have a clog that needs to be flushed out.
  • Clear your gutters. The best way to clear your gutters is with a pressure washer. However, you need to be careful not to damage the gutters or roof with the pressured water. Also, you can put yourself at risk of injury performing this job yourself; hire a professional pressure washing service that is experienced in safely cleaning gutters and is properly licensed and insured to perform the job.

Don’t wait to get your gutters cleaned before the winter storms begin to hit. Call your local pressure washing service to have your gutters maintained today.

Posted on behalf of:
Impact Pressure Washing
105 Commerce Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
(678) 697-7127


Are Your Gutters Ready for Winter?

Your home’s gutters are an important part of your roofing system; they safely divert rain and melting snow away from your home, protecting it from damage. That is, as long as they are working properly. Leaves, needles and other debris can clog your gutters, causing them to overflow. Before the wet months of winter are here again, you need to make sure your gutters are ready to do their job.

Gutter Maintenance

Your gutters should be cleaned and inspected at least once a year, although twice a year is ideal. Spring and fall are the best times to schedule maintenance, before and after the wet, stormy months of winter. Here are a few tips to making sure your gutters are ready for the winter storms ahead.

  • Clean your gutters. First, you need to make sure your gutters are clear of all debris. A professional pressure washing contractor can clean your gutters safely and effectively. This will remove any leaves or other debris that has collected since the last cleaning.
  • Inspect your gutters. Once the gutters are clear, you need to check for dents or leaks. If you hire an experienced gutter cleaning company, they will often perform this as part of their service.
  • Make repairs. If your gutters are not draining properly, need a section replaced or are leaking, schedule repairs before the winter weather rolls in. It is much less expensive to repair gutters than fix your roof, siding or foundation if they are damaged from a poor drainage system.

Don’t put off maintaining your gutters. Call your local pressure washing contractor to schedule your gutter cleaning as soon as the last leaves are falling from the trees.

Posted on behalf of:
Impact Pressure Washing
105 Commerce Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
(678) 697-7127

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