Pressure Washing: Should You Choose Hot Water or Cold Water?
Anyone that has ever washed a dish, washed clothes, or even taken a shower will know that when it comes to the temperature of water that is best for the job, hot water is the way to go. However, most people imagine pressure washing as a cold water only sort of affair. This isn’t the case. In fact, if you are looking for a pressure washing service, one that offers hot water pressure washing is usually an indicator of a good service.
In many cases, cold water can get the job done with pressure washing. Combined with a detergent, it can remove many stains, but like with washing your dishes, hot water gets the job done better. The molecules in hot water move faster, and as such, collide with stains more often. This makes them better at dissolving and breaking down everything from dirt to oil compared to cold water.
It is not that cold water cannot remove these stains, but it will often take a higher pressure to remove stains like oil whereas hot water can do it faster and with less pressure. Hot water also comes with a few extra benefits including being a natural sanitization method. This means it not only removes unwanted stains like algae and mold, but it will actually kill the spores. What this ultimately means for your home is that it will often stay cleaner for longer compared to cold washes. Of course, this is really only a benefit form buildings that have frequent mold or algae problems. Buildings will still get dirty from ambient dirt blowing in the air.
Many homeowners don’t realize that a hot water pressure washing is even an option. However, if we have piqued your interest, contact us today. Our services can help your home or business look as good as new again.