Most people who own homes or businesses with stucco often think they can go to a DIY store, rent a pressure washer and do the work on their own. The outcome is often much worse than they would like, with substantial damage as the result
This is why our professional pressure washing crews always recommend having our team come to your home or place of business to discuss your pressure washing needs. Our highly trained teams have the understanding, equipment, and skill to pressure wash your stucco properly. We also have the added benefit of liability insurance in the case something serious does happen. You will be completely covered in an accident.
However, you may not be 100 percent certain why hiring a professional team to do the pressure washing on your stucco is recommended. It is understandable that you feel you can watch a few videos on YouTube or read a few blogs to learn what to do. We strongly recommend you not do this and call Squeegee Squad instead. Keep reading to find out.
Pressure Washing Stucco Requires Proper Water Pressure
PSI, per square inch, is the measurement of the power of a pressure washer. We use pressure washers that can go up to 3,600 PSI, and this is significant. There is a delicate balance that must be met when pressure washing stucco. You have to find the point where the pressure will remove the dirt, grime, mold, and mildew but not damage the stucco at the same time.
Stucco pressure washing is best when the pressure is between 1,500 and 2,500 PSI and if there is a first round of soap, even lower pressure is necessary. Additionally, the pressure amount can vary based on physical factors – age, previous damage, and texture all make a difference. These determinations are only possible with experience in using pressure washing equipment regularly. Remember; our team does this for a living. We have that intimate understanding of a pressure washer and the exact amount of pressure to use on stucco to protect your walls.
The chemicals For Pressure Washing Stucco Can Cause Catastrophe If Not Used Properly
Pressure washing alone will not necessarily damage stucco. Even if light pressure is used with the wrong chemical, this can cause problems. The design of stucco means oils, mildews, molds, and the like work into the small cracks and crevices. The right detergent is necessary to clean the wall and have it look clean. The wrong chemicals can stain or weaken the stucco, making future cleaning even more difficult.
Pressure Washing Stucco and Surrounding Areas
Any pressure washing application will have some runoff. Concrete is porous and can absorb some of the chemicals. Landscaping and plants can be damaged from the high water pressure. It is important to protect the surfaces and landscaping before starting in earnest.
Wrap it up
These are the reasons you call Squeegee Squad for stucco pressure washing. We have seen plenty of customers who had tried to pressure wash themselves and the results. The repair is often more than if they had called us initially for the job.
We welcome the opportunity to come to your home or business for a free initial consultation and quote on services. Our quote will have the entire process from the start to finish. The best time to call was yesterday. Today, however, is looking pretty good. Visit our main site for details on how to find a location near you. We look forward to earning your trust and return business.