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Pressure Cleaning, Pressure Washing or Power Washing ? What's the difference?

Updated: Dec 10, 2020

#presurewashing or #powerwashing What is the proper definition? Water Wizard Pressure Cleaning or Water Wizard Power Washing is actually the same service (pressurized water used to clean) but Power Washing uses heated water. Pressure Cleaning uses high pressure water forced through small fittings to remove loose paint, mold, algae, grime, dust, mud, chewing gum and dirt from surfaces and objects like buildings, fences, masonry, some vehicles and concrete or asphalt surfaces such as driveways or patios. “Power washing” and “pressure washing” are often used interchangeably, but has water temp difference. Both use water under high pressure to clean surfaces, but power washing has a heating element to heat the water and pressure washing does not.

Some jobs should be pressure washed with added chemicals, vinegar, citric acid or commercial power washing soaps, detergents, sanitizers, bleaches or disinfectants. Some surfaces react better with heated water systems, however can cost much more to heat the water which results in a higher cost treatment. Most of the stains that are present will be removed by pressure washing. The stains that are not able to be removed are rust stains, which require Water Wizard Rust Remover services to be added into the job.

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