A Good Day To Pressure Wash
In the dead of winter, when everything looks darker with dirt, grime, and salt covering most exterior surfaces, professional pressure washing can restore and reinvigorate your home's outside facade and boost curb appeal. But, if the temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius), then there's a danger you may be causing future issues with your home's structural integrity.
Pressure Washing In Cold Temperatures
Certainly, if you need your home, business, garage, driveway, or decks to undergo power washing during the winter months, it can be done: as long as the possibility of below-freezing temperatures is not forecast during the day of your scheduled service. Always avoid freezing temps during pressure washing, house washing, building washing, or any pressure washing service on structures vulnerable to freezing damage. The general rule of thumb is not to pressure wash when the outside temperature is below 40 degrees.
Property Damage Dangers Of Cold Weather Pressure Washing
One reason for avoiding freezing temperatures when pressure washing is that water will be temporarily trapped in unseen places. If it's too cold and the cleaning solution with water freezes, the expansion caused by the formation of ice crystals can put stress on structural connections. You should always speak to your professional pressure washing company to determine if the warming temperatures from noon to sunset will be sufficient drying time for pressure washing services. So, if you're planning a Christmas gathering or a New Year's party, call Realm-ality Pressure Washing LLC to discuss when to schedule your house washing during the winter months.
If a pressure washing company offers to pressure wash your home when temperatures are likely to dip below the freezing mark, they're committing major winter pressure washing errors, and you might be dealing with an inexperienced or unprofessional pressure washing service, so consider switching to true professionals like Realm-ality Pressure Washing LLC.
Machinery Damage Dangers Of Cold Weather Pressure Washing
Other considerations for pressure washing during winter months include the effects of freezing temperatures on pressure washing equipment. Pressure washing equipment has pumps and cleaning solution lines that can freeze if the temperatures are too low. So a day when the temps will hover around forty degrees is safe for pressure washing and ensures our expensive equipment won't become damaged.
Slipping Dangers Of Cold Weather Pressure Washing
Wash water that runs down driveways and sidewalks can freeze when temperatures are too low. This can create an unsafe environment for anyone walking on these surfaces, greatly increasing the chances of a potentially dangerous or even fatal slip-and-fall incident.
No professional pressure washing company should put your family or property in jeopardy, so make sure to use a trusted, established pressure washing company like Realm-ality Pressure Washing LLC that you know you can trust.
Cold Weather Compromises Job Quality
Depending on the pressure washing services you are choosing and the materials to be cleaned, low temperatures can affect the quality of the finished job. For example, services like aluminum gutter brightening and acid cleaning require temperatures above 50 degrees to prevent an unwanted chemical reaction.
During cold weather, chemicals take longer to work, and it may take more cleaning solutions to obtain the best results from winter pressure washing. For all these reasons, property owners should contact Realm-ality Pressure Washing LLC before considering pressure washing outdoors during the coldest winter months. We are flexible and will take the time to make sure the North Georgia winter weather is cooperating to deliver the best in pressure washing services.