Late last week I was pressure washing in Waxhaw, NC 28173. A great spot off Tom Short Road, not to far from Blakeney Racquet and Swim Club.
The job was pressure washing a 4 feet high, white picket fence on a corner lot, with great shade-trees and privacy-hedges. The key to these conditions for your house, deck and fence… maintenance 🙂
A shady Park-like property as this one, provides the perfect environment to grow green algae, moss and mildew, especially in the later Summer months. Nature loves these conditions, and churns out natural organic growth everywhere it can around the exterior of your house.
Pressure washing fences and decks, coupled with sealing them once dried, extends the life of the wood. Left unchecked, it will breakdown and require expensive replacement at best, and at worst, deck safety can be a concern.
Annual pressure washing maintenance in the aforementioned conditions is highly recommended by power washing professionals. Removing organic growth will lengthen the life of any exterior surface while providing you with a clean fresh space to enjoy.
Pressure Washing Vinyl Fences VS. Wood Fences
When green algae, dirt, and mildew is on your fence, whether wood or vinyl… the right cleaning detergent is necessary to kill, and remove the growth.
The main difference between wood and vinyl is how the surface is rinsed.With vinyl fences it’s as simple as soap on, rinse off.
With a wood fence… a concentrated low-pressure rinse is absolutely necessary to remove the surface dirt and detergent. Ultimately, every inch of the wood fence must be sprayed with concentrated water at least once.
Pressure washing your wood fence before a fresh coat of paint, or a new application of stain will provide you with the best possible results in the end.
I enjoy these types of jobs… I know the investment our pressure washing Clients are making with Big Clean HQ will have a positive impact on their living space! Once this white picket fence is freshly painted, their yard will continue to look amazing!
Pressure washing your wood fence is highly recommended before repainting or restaining. The results speak for themselves… now you have a clean surface to apply fresh paint, leaving the fence with a new finish.