Residential Brick Power Washing
Are your brick surfaces looking old and dingy? Absolute Power Wash has the cure. We can bring your bricks back to life, blasting away years of mildew, dirt, and wear to give your bricks an instantly updated appearance. This not only improves their looks, but can also help preserve the condition of the bricks, as pressure washing gets rid of molds, mildews, algae, and chemicals that can actually damage the surface of the bricks.
One of the top questions that we get is whether brick can be pressure washed safely. Yes, it can. Almost all bricks can be safely pressure washed. In fact, pressure washing is one of the safest, least-damaging ways to clean even old bricks. That said, if bricks are damaged, our professionals will examine them prior to cleaning to determine the most appropriate way to clean them. Some brick surfaces may require a softer-pressure approach.
Generally, homes feature bricks used in up to three different ways around the exterior. The main way is bricks used in the construction of the home. The first way that brick is used is in the construction of a traditional brick home. In brick homes, bricks do not actually form the structure of the home; the frame is still composed of wood. Instead, brick is used to strengthen the outside of the home. It is one of the most durable ways to create a home’s exterior and can last for centuries if the brick is well-maintained. However, older brick homes can pick up years and years of grime, which can make a house look gracefully weathered or in disrepair, depending on several factors such as the starting color of the brick and the type of environmental pollutants to which it has been exposed. Power washing can take centuries off of your brick, restoring its appearance and making your house look brighter.
Another common use of brick is in pavers that form walkways, sidewalks, and even driveways in a home. These surfaces get dirty quickly. They gather pollen, leaves, dirt, and other environmental pollutants throughout the year and are one of those surfaces that ideally needs cleaning at least yearly. Cleaning these surfaces is more than an aesthetic choice; it can also help improve safety. They are often prone to mold and mildew growth as well as mud accumulation, so that regularly power washing them may help keep the walking surfaces safer. Power washing pavers does risk loosening the sand that is applied to help hold them firm, but replacing sand regularly is one way to keep pavers from shifting and keep your walkways looking new and orderly
Finally, people use brick in decorative ways around their homes’ exteriors. Whether you have used bricks to create garden beds, retaining walls, outdoor fire pits, fireplaces, or other yard features, decorative uses of brick regain their visual impact when they are cleaned. Remove years of pollen, dirt, mold, and mildew and give your yard a fresh, clean look by scheduling a visit with us today.