Frequently Asked Pressure Washing Questions - Answered By Glass & Grass

Pressure washing is a great way to get a big return on a small investment for your Fernandina Beach home, business, or property. At Glass & Grass, we’re ready to help you enhance your curb appeal and give your exterior surfaces a spectacular shine! The following are answers to a few of our more frequently asked pressure washing questions. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, give our experts a call at 904-849-5430.

How Often Should I Have My House Washed?

Because houses come in many shapes and sizes, it can be difficult to determine the exact type of pressure washing schedule you need for your home. Typically, you’ll want to schedule a house washing for every couple of months, but a good rule of thumb is to do a deep, thorough clean of your entire home’s exterior at least once a year.

Florida humidity is no joke, and pollutants like mold, mildew, and algae are bound to grow on your home during those wet summer months. Pressure washing in Fernandina Beach is a vital service for your home’s cleanliness and condition, so don’t wait too long in between washings!

What’s The Difference Between Soft Washing And Pressure Washing?

The difference between soft washing and pressure washing is found in their names. Pressure washing uses very high pressure water that runs from the machine at a high PSI (pounds per square inch). Depending on the type or strength of the pressure washer, its PSI can range from 1300 to 3100 PSI. Pressure washing of that intensity is typical for driveway washing, patio cleaning, and other services that deal with tough exteriors. On the other hand, soft washing uses much lower PSI and is sometimes used in house washing to clean wood siding or stucco.
Soft washing is more like using a strong hose rather than using high pressured water. Another difference between pressure washing and soft washing is what comes out of the hose. Pressure washing uses water only to clean surfaces, while soft washing systems can use a combination of water and special soaps to make sure your home or business’ exterior stays sparkling clean.

Are The Chemicals You Use For Cleaning Eco-Friendly?

The pressure washing pros at Glass & Grass care about our community, our environment, and your family. We only use biodegradable, eco-friendly cleaning products with all of our pressure washing and soft washing services. While pressure washing can be a dangerous job to carry out, our specialists are experienced and skilled in the industry and know exactly how to perform the job without risk to your property, your family, or themselves. We’d never use a product or a service on your home or business that we wouldn’t use on our own!

Can You Get Oil Stains Off My Driveway?

Your driveway goes through a lot of wear and tear, and over the years, that can stain the concrete. You might have multiple vehicles rolling up and down your driveway every day, and if you park them, there’s a risk of grease or oil dripping onto the concrete and leaving stains or discoloration. Heavy contaminants like grease and oil can cause permanent stains, which are frustrating and hard to get rid of.
Don’t worry too much though– a pressure washing service can help reduce their visibility. In most instances, our pressure washing will remove most (if not all!) traces of lingering stains on your driveway so it can return to looking good as new. In cases where the stains are too set in, at least cleaning the surrounding area will help improve the appearance and lessen the impact of the stain in the long run.