Pressure washing is a very effective method of cleaning off outdoor surfaces, but it does need to be done with caution. Some surfaces are easily cleaned with high-powered water streams, while others may be too fragile for the process.

Check out what surfaces should and shouldn't be pressure washed at your property located in Florence, Muscle Shoals, Lexington, and surrounding cities.

Surfaces You Shouldn't Ever Pressure Wash

Just because something sits outside of your home or business doesn't mean it can endure a pressure wash. Certain materials may be able to sit outside in the elements, but power washing can end up breaking them or destroying them. Surfaces that shouldn't be pressure washed include:

  • Painted items: Pressure washing can remove the paint completely from anything such as wood or concrete. If these items do need to be washed, it's best to let a trained professional do so as they know proper techniques for removing the stains and not disturbing the paint.
  • Sandstone: While it is stone, sandstone is not able to handle pressure washing. The high-powered stream can actually create grooves on the surface which will damage it.
  • Older items: Any older items such as decks, furniture, and even wood buildings can sustain damage during pressure washing. If rot has set in, the process could end up destroying the entire item.
  • Stained wood: The pressure washing process can remove stain from your wood, which means you could end up having to apply stain again.

If you're not certain about what surfaces should and shouldn't be pressure washed, our professionals will be able to best determine what to do.

Items You Should Pressure Wash on Your Property

Pressure washing a driveway in Muscle Shoals, AL.

Keeping in mind what can't be pressure washed, there are numerous surfaces that you can and should pressure wash. Pressure washing is extremely beneficial for concrete and hardscaping surfaces. Surfaces that you should hire us to pressure wash for you are:

  • Sidewalks
  • Walkways
  • Driveways
  • Patios
  • Fire pits
Keep in mind, each of these surfaces may require a different type of nozzle and various techniques to properly clean them, which is why it's recommended to hire someone with professional pressure washing experience to handle the task for you.

Need pressure washing done at your residential or commercial property?

At B&B Lawn Care & Maintenance, we have the tools and experience needed to properly pressure wash and clean your hardscape surfaces. Pressure washing allows us to help maintain your curb appeal and clean your driveway, patio, walkways, and sidewalks. If you're in need of pressure washing services at your residential or commercial property, we can help.

We provide services throughout the Florence, Lexington, Muscle Shoals, and surrounding areas. Contact us today at (256) 762-6379 to set up an estimate so we can clean up the outside of your property!