Pressure Washing

Pressure washing is the quickest and most efficient way to get the exterior of your house completely clean. We perform pressure washing all the time for our customers. There are actually several good reasons for having a good pressure wash.

Probably the most common pressure washing we do is when we are about to paint a residential exterior of a house. Over time, your house becomes dirtier and dirtier. Oh, you may not even notice it because overall the house looks fine. But if you looked closely, you would see that the house has become covered with particles of dirt and grime. This “grunginess” comes from a variety of sources:

Rain droplets that are carrying dirt and splashing onto virtually every square inch of the house can really spread the dirt around. Not many people realize that rain is not just clean water – that’s why your car gets cleaner by going through the car wash than by just sitting in the rain (the soap helps too, of course).

  • Air pollution can help your house accumulate all kinds of grime. The environment is full of pollutants.
  • Mildew can form if a part of your house doesn’t get a lot of sunlight, and is susceptible to moisture.
  • Old paint can chalk up and create a surface substance that has to be removed.
  • Moss from nearby trees can often be found on rooftops. With enough moss piling up, it can impede the flow of water down the roof and eventually cause leaking if not attended to.
  • Old paint that is starting to flake and peel also needs to be removed.

Pressure washing takes care of all of those things before painting. The surface has to be clear of all contaminants so that the primer and the paint are able to adhere well. Otherwise you will be painting again much sooner than you want to. Surface preparation by pressure washing really pays off in the long run.

Kruse Painting also performs pressure washing on decks. Some people might not think it is necessary to use high water pressure for this, but your deck is subject to the same variety of contaminants as the rest of your house. Just spraying it with your garden hose and sweeping it occasionally with a broom is not enough to get rid of the dirt that accumulates in the surface. In fact, you will probably be surprised at the appearance of your deck after we have pressure washed it!

Vinyl siding also has a greatly improved appearance after a good washing under pressure. Sometimes we will come out just to pressure wash the exterior of a house with vinyl siding. Obviously, this is not to prepare it for painting, since vinyl siding virtually never needs to be painted. The purpose of that wash is just to improve the appearance, and it definitely does that. Some customers are quite surprised at the difference. Since the accumulation of dirt takes place over time, and you see your house every day, you don’t really notice it much until all the dirt is gone.

We can also remove moss from the roof by using pressure washing. As mentioned earlier, moss that is left unattended to accumulate on the roof will eventually cause problems with the water not being able to drain properly. A regular high-pressure wash is a lot less expensive than most roof repairs! And from an aesthetic standpoint, the roof just looks so much nicer after a fresh washing that gets takes care of the roof moss removal. Give us a call, and we can come out and look at your house and give you an estimate

Kruse Painting provides pressure washing services in the Portland, OR metropolitan area including:

  • Gresham, OR
  • Beaverton, OR
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Forest Grove, OR
  • Gladstone, OR
  • King City, OR
  • Lake Oswego, OR
  • Milwaukie, OR
  • Oregon City, OR
  • Tigard, OR
  • Troutdale, OR
  • Tualatin, OR
  • West Linn, OR
  • Wilsonville, OR
  • Wood Village, OR