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Frequently Asked Power Washing Questions

Power washing is an important part of maintaining the appearance and condition of your home or business. At Royal Blue Power Washing, Inc., we have decades of experience answering pressing questions from our community that seem to be common inquiries with residential and commercial customers. So, we’ve put together a list of the most frequently asked questions asked by our clients and answered each one to give you peace of mind when you schedule a power washing service. Keep reading our blog to learn about the difference between PSI and GPM and if you should or shouldn’t power wash on your own.

How Often Do Most Surfaces Need to be Power Washed?

This is one of our most common questions from customers, and the answer is – it depends. If you live in the Kansas, MO area, you deal with varying weather climates year-round, exposing your concrete, brick, or siding to extreme elements that can cause fading or algae build-up. If you aren’t maintaining your property’s exterior throughout the year, we recommend having your surface power-washed (or soft-washed) every 6-12 months. This will undo any grime or dirt build-up and leave your surface looking pristine.

Can I Power Wash On My Own?

A dirty concrete driveway that is being power washed with a commercial power washer in Kansas City, MO.

We love enthusiastic customers that are open to DIY projects in their homes. Power washing, unfortunately, is tricky to perform the right way without proper training and equipment. Royal Blue Power Washing, Inc. never recommends power washing your own home simply due to the potential damage you could cause that costs thousands to repair. Plus, our power washing technicians guarantee high-quality results at an affordable price without having you lift a finger.

What Is PSI & GPM?

PSI is an acronym for pounds per square inch. This represents the force of water produced from the power washer onto your hard surfaces.

GPM, which stands for gallons per minute, is the rate at which how much water is used to remove contaminants from a hard or soft surface. Both of these terms are extremely important in the process and can be adjusted depending on the surface needing to be cleaned and the level of grime or dirt present.

Will High-Pressure Damage My Home?

A before and after image of a residential home with algae-covered siding that has been washed by a power washing company in Kansas City, MO.

The short answer is yes, high-pressure water can damage your home and hard surfaces. If you don’t have the proper training in modern power washing equipment or cleaning techniques, it is easier than you think to damage your concrete, brick, or siding. Wood surfaces like decks, fencing, and steps are especially susceptible to damage from high-pressure power washing. Royal Blue Power Washing, Inc. uses the correct pressure needed to remove dirt, grime, and algae from your hard surfaces, along with eco-friendly cleaning solutions. For deck, fence, concrete, or gutter power washing services, get in touch with our experts to see which pressure level will be used on your property.

Why Should I Power Wash My Concrete?

While concrete is extremely durable, they are also exposed to extreme weather conditions and bacteria that create discoloring and even cracks in the surface. When customers ask us why they should power wash their concrete patio or driveway, we have one important reason that never changes – protection! Cleaning your concrete is as much of an aesthetic boost as it is a shield from grime build-up. Keeping your concrete maintained (and even sealed) is one of the easiest ways to keep up with the curb appeal and safety of your exterior surfaces.

How Long Does Power Washing Take & How Much Does it Cost?

This is another common question Royal Blue Power Washing, Inc. receives from residential and commercial clients. We can offer you an estimate if you provide us with a physical address. We will estimate the job utilizing satellite imagery and send you an estimate via email. If we have any questions, we will call. If when we arrive there is more to the job than was in the satellite images, we will make the adjustments to the estimate before we begin the project. Regardless of the size of your project, our technicians work to deliver the best possible results as quickly and efficiently as possible. To receive your free estimate, call our office at 816.298.4649.

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