Pressure washing is a highly efficient cleaning method that employs a highly pressurized water stream to clean off dirt and grime from exterior surfaces, however, power washing provides an added benefit of higher water temperature. Utilizing a higher water temperature strengthens the cleaning power of the machine and more quickly removes stubborn dirt than simple pressure washing.
This added heating element means that power washing chemicals may be different than general pressure washing chemicals, as they must be compatible with heat.
What surfaces are ideal for power washing?
- Garage floors
For any surface that is not fragile and covered in large amounts of dirt or impurities, power washing is a better option and works effectively for larger surface areas as well.
What are some chemicals used for power washing?
- Oxalic acid – This organic compound is ideal for stain and rust removal while being compatible with both wooden and stone surfaces.
- Citric acid – Similar to oxalic acid, citric acid is ideal for stain removal due to its strong bleaching and degreasing properties.
- Bleach – Bleach is a combination of sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite and is used for its disinfecting and sanitizing properties. It is not compatible with certain metal surfaces like stainless steel, brass, or copper.
- Sodium hydroxide – Another popular ingredient in pressure washing solutions, sodium hydroxide is an alkaline solution that is known for its strong degreasing properties and is most compatible with steel and glass.
It is worth noting that many commercial power washing chemicals are formulated mixtures containing multiple chemicals, usually a combination of some of the above. This is to maximize all the benefits of each chemical and make the product more versatile.
Looking for pressure washing chemicals?
Here at Tidal Washers, we provide a selection of high-quality and environmentally conscious chemical solutions for a variety of cleaning applications. From cleaning commercial trucks to wooden decks, we can ensure that we will help you find the ideal product for your business needs. Reach out to our staff here today for help finding the best product for you!