Homeowners arrange for professional power washing in Bergen County, NJ, for different reasons. Power washing attacks built-up dirt accumulating on house exteriors and hard horizontal surfaces. Periodic power washing is great for roofing, siding, soffits and gutters. It also restores the look of pavers, pool decks, concrete driveways and sidewalks. Power washing also prepares surfaces for painting and staining. It peels away cracked and blistered paint with remarkable ease.
Dirt, mud, dust, grime, mold, roof moss, bird droppings and even chewing gum detract from the look of a home. Power washing in Bergen County, NJ, uses streams of pressurized water to clean exterior residential surfaces.
Power Washing Terms
Water volume is expressed in gallons per minute (GPM). Water pressure is expressed in pounds per square inch (PSI).
Contractors often use terms like pressure washing, power washing and soft washing in conflicting ways. Sometimes, this causes confusion among northern NJ homeowners. In general, power washing refers to the use of pressurized jets of water to remove dirt and grime. With soft washing, water pressures are very modest. Soft washing relies primarily on cleaning agents to do the job.
Correct Water Pressure
For best results, water pressures must be surface-specific. Lower pressures are often ideal for decks and railings. Medium pressures often work well on asphalt drives and fences. Power washing at higher pressures is often reserved for concrete surfaces. Too much pressure can rip granules off shingles, etch wood and blast coatings right off of the siding. You should only entrust power washing in Bergen County, NJ, to a reputable contractor.
Use of the right nozzle is also important. Technicians may change nozzles to better match the surface being cleaned. A contractor may deliver more value in less time with the right equipment.
Power Washing Advantages
Professional power washing services offer important benefits.
Restore curb appeal
Regular power washing helps Tri-state homeowners to better enjoy their residences. A clean exterior looks crisp, and colors are rich. There’s added pride of ownership when guests pull into the drive.
When the time comes to sell your northern NJ home, power washing services show off your property at its best. Your home may sell quicker. Or, the offer may be better than it would have been without proactive power washing.
Clean splattered mud
Driving rain often splatter mud up on siding, foundations and fences. Restore the beauty of these parts of your property with periodic power washing.
Timely stain removal
Stains on decks, drives, sidewalks and other horizontal surfaces are often a problem. Often, the longer a greasy, oily stain remains, the harder it is to remove.
Remove roof stains
Your asphalt shingles are carefully designed to resist New Jersey’s weather extremes. There’s blazing heat in the summer and bitter cold in the winter. Every year, high winds accompany both thunderstorms and blizzards.
At the same time, shingles get assaulted by everything from dark streaks and moss to dirt and airborne pollutants.
It’s ideal to have a factory-certified roofing specialist who also offers power washing. Dealing with the dark streaking caused by blue-green algae requires specific cleaning techniques. So does the removal of moss and lichens. Sometimes, the whole roof gets dingy. Years of dirt, dust and airborne pollutants accumulate on area rooftops.
Clean gutters and downspouts
Power washing takes on almost everything that finds its way into your gutters and downspouts. Dirt, leaves, seeds, small branches and shingle granules are a few examples.)Take out we do not offer gutter cleaning
Clogged gutters cause stagnant water that attracts mosquitoes, wasps and even mold. Water overflowing from clogged gutters may rot wood fascia and trim. Water spilling out of gutters can also cause dirt and mud to splatter on the siding or foundation. This reverses any benefits of power washing the wall close to the ground.
Remove cobwebs & spiders
Cobwebs effective at snaring unsuspecting insects are downright unsightly. Rainstorms usually take care of cobwebs in exposed areas. There are other places where spiders have free reign to do their thing, like under the eaves.
Address allergen & mold hazards
Seasonal pollen accumulations may also be an issue. This is truer if any household members battle allergies. Pressure washing leaves clean, smooth siding that spores and pollen cannot cling to. Pollen also accumulates on roofs. This post highlights Bergen County, NJ, allergen threats by season.
During humid mid-Atlantic summers, mold often grows on moist surfaces. Shaded siding, eaves, soffits and other exterior surfaces are vulnerable. When you open the windows to get some fresh air in the house, it may be laden with mold spores. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) cites dangers for people with mold sensitivities. Outdoor mold is a threat. The CDC warns that “Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows [and] vents.” The federal agency also notes that mold can grow in dust and paint. Periodic power washing of roofs, soffits and siding eliminates troublesome surface mold.
Contact CRS Today
CRS is a leading home improvement contractor serving Bergen County homeowners since 1977. CRS is your source for complete power washing and soft washing services. At the same time, we are a full-service roofing and siding contractor. Major manufacturers like Owens Corning and GAF certify us to install their products. They also authorize us to offer the very best manufacturer warranties
We’d welcome the opportunity to provide a quote. Please contact us today!