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Frequently Asked Pressure Washing Questions - Answered by Ohio House Washing

Pressure washing in Columbus, and all of Ohio, is our favorite topic and we love to talk about the finer points of home and property exterior cleaning, care, and maintenance. The house washing professionals at Ohio House Washing are always happy to answer your pressure washing questions.

What's the Difference Between Soft Washing and Pressure Washing?

Pressure washing employs the natural cleaning power of water launched at a target surface at extremely high pressure and is best for harder surfaces like concrete, stone, and asphalt. Soft washing incorporates the use of cleaning solutions and chemicals with low-pressure and no-pressure washing for spectacular results on malleable materials like shingles and tiles. Soft washing is especially useful in roof and house washing.

My Deck Is Looking Old and Worn. Can You Help?

Yes we can! Ohio House Washing offers deck restoration services for wood or composite decks that can make your deck look brand new again. Our chemical-assisted soft washing process preserves the beauty of natural wood while gently dissolving and removing stains, organic growth, and wear, without scarring or damaging your deck materials. The result is a beautifully refurbished deck that friends and neighbors will think is brand new, and more quality backyard time for you to enjoy.

What Are Those Black Streaks on My Roof?

Often those streaks are a strain of algae called gloeocapsa magma, but it could also be fungus, mildew, or algae, all of which can be harmful to roofing materials. It's just an undeniable fact that the extremes of Ohio weather are rough on roofs. Our hot, humid summers are the perfect breeding ground for organic growths like mold, mildew and algae. When you add bird droppings to that equation you've got a sun-baked farm for damaging organisms that literally eats through your roofing materials, eventually creating leaks and degrading construction to the point of expensive roof replacement. So let's hope it is just dirt, but either way we'll get rid of it for you with speed, expertise, and efficiency.

How Often Should I Have My House Washed?

Of course, the primary consideration is if it looks good to you. But if your home's siding is a different color than what it started as, it's probably time for a wash. Ohio weather can be harsh and unpredictable. Rain, snow, high humidity and dry conditions all pose unique challenges to keeping your home looking new. When in doubt, call the pressure washing experts at Ohio House Washing for an estimate.

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