When to pressure wash – and when not to pressure wash?
Although it will instantly clean most hard surfaces – and looks impressive at first – pressure washing (aka power washing or jet washing) leaves behind algae spores that rapidly recolonise.
This means the cleaned property will be back to square one in a very short time, with the same infestation and subsequent staining it suffered from before.
In addition, repeated high-pressure washing damages surfaces and increases the rate at which they would naturally degrade due to the weathering process. It can increase their porosity and thus making them even more susceptible to recolonisation.
That said, in some circumstances a one-off power wash followed up with a treatment of Benz Bio Cleanze can be the most effective approach. It gives the customer the "instantly clean" effect most people want, while also killing the spores.
This means that the majority of surfaces will stay clean for 1-3 years or even longer (depending on the local environment, nature of the surface and how well the customer keeps their property free from organic material).
Even when power washing is indicated as the most effective initial approach – by following up with a treatment of Bio Cleanze – that surface will rarely need to be power washed again.
As a contractor it's an excellent idea to keep a log of when you treated the property, then get in touch with the customer every 1-2 years to give the surface a maintenance treatment of Bio Cleanze.
Your customers will love you because their surfaces will always be clean. This is similar to the principle of regular window cleaning and can lead to a lot of ongoing referrals – giving you a nice stream of easy repeat income.
We hope this information is helpful and inspires you to succeed in your softwashing business.
Ben, Leo & Fiona
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