What is the difference between pressure washing and power washing?

Brick Paver Pressure Washing

When it come to pressure washing, or power washing, there is no real difference. The term pressure washing, or power washing, refers to the use of pressurized water to perform the cleaning of a surface. Different surfaces call for different amounts of pressure, and different methods of cleaning. It takes a true professional pressure washer to know when to use the correct method of cleaning for a particular surface. An amture pressure washer will have a higher chance to damage your property. You will find more information within our website on soft washing.

Concrete Cleaning

Pressure Washing driveway
Clean Driveway

Here at Baytown Pressure Washing, we perform a lot of concrete cleaning.  We perform this function mostly by using what we call our “Surface Cleaner”.  It is our concrete cleaning machine that can cover a larger area, at a faster rate than using the typical wand.  First of all, speeding up the process will help us get done faster, therefore, we will not disrupt your daily routine. After cleaning your concrete, we then coat it with a mold preventative chemical.  By applying these chemicals, they will stop any new algae, mold, or moss from forming, while also killing off any mold spores that are not removed from regular pressure washing.  This in turn will keep your concrete clean for a much longer period.  We also use this technique for brick pavers, natural stone surfaces, and other paving surfaces.  Baytown Pressure Washing has yet to find a stain we can’t clean.

Pressure Washing Oil Stained Concrete

Pressure Washing Oil Stained Concrete
Oil Stain Cleaning

Oil stained concrete is something we get asked a lot about at Baytown Pressure Washing. “Can you remove these oil stains from my concrete?” Yes, and maybe no. Oil stains are plain and simple tough. Many factors go into if oil can be removed from concrete. The most important factor is how long the oil has been on the concrete. Long term oil stains are almost impossible to remove completely. They can be removed enough to were only a shadow of the oil stain is visible in most cases. Another question is what type of oil is it? And finally, how porous is the concrete? With all these factors going into the removal of an oil stain, it is hard to be able to tell someone an oil stain can be removed completely.

Rust Removal

Rust Removal

Rust Cleaning

Like oil stains, rust stains depend on many factors. What is the rust stain caused by? How porous is the concrete that the stain is located in? Fertilizer stains are one of the more difficult to remove completely. Granules left on concrete from fertilizing the yard, or leaking from a potted plant can be one of the more difficult rust stains out there. Luckily, there are chemicals that will remove these stains, along with pressure washing.

Rust stains from a piece of outdoor furniture can usually be removed with no problems. One of the many chemicals we use to fight these rust stains will brighten your concrete to make it look like the day after it was placed on your property. The only true way to be able to tell if a rust stain is removable is to have us evaluate the stain, therefore you should contact us today to schedule your free estimate!