No pressure, but pressure washing is not all about pressure. That, precisely, is the reason why you should hire a licensed and experienced pressure washing company to wash your house.

Pressure washing, especially pressure washing in Ocala, where extreme heat and humidity are continuous challenges, is best if done by professionals who know how much pressure, gallons per minute and heat is needed for each application, along with the appropriate type and amount of cleaning solution needed for the job.

Timely and regular power washing not only increases your home’s curb appeal, it should also be viewed as preventive maintenance. You would not drive your car around for miles and miles without changing the oil. Likewise, you should not drive your car past your house without saying, “I really need to get that black stuff off my roof.” That “black stuff,” if left on your roof, will shorten the life of your roof just as not changing the oil will shorten the life of your car.

Just make sure you know what questions to ask, so you know you are hiring a professional knowledgeable pressure cleaning business. In Ocala, Florida we, are ready to answer any questions you have about our services. License to Wash is certified by the United Association of Mobile Contract Cleaners.

So, What is the difference between pressure washing and soft washing?

Pressure washing: a method of cleaning which uses high-pressure hoses to blast away difficult to remove dirt, grime and mold. Sometimes also called power washing.

Soft washing: lower levels of water pressure are used to clean the surface instead of high pressure. Detergents and cleaning agents are used to clean.

A professional pressure washing service should be able to adjust the following when cleaning surfaces around your property.

How much pressure do you use?

The pressure used depends on the surface being cleaned. Most homeowners are not aware, but there are several factors that go into pressure washing besides PSI (pounds per square inch).

The number of gallons per minute (GPM) used in pressure washing is not the same as the PSI. This represents the speed at which the water comes out of the machine. The volume helps get the job done. The more gallons per minute, the faster the rinse.

Most house washing are done with about 4 gallons per minute (GPM) and as much as 4000 pounds per square inch (PSI).  We usually wash houses with around 200 PSI.

Our roof cleanings are done with around 80 PSI.  We never use high pressure on roof cleanings!  This could severely damage the roof.