Pressure Washing & Power Wash Toronto – John The Handyman
If you are looking for a world-class pressure/power washing service provider, John the Handyman is at your disposal to help revamp the look and feel of your house through various in-depth washing services. These include: Pressure washing, power washing, and driveway cleaning. We also provide on-the-go mobile pressure washing (using our own water supply).
If you’re a business owner, you can request a quote for commercial pressure washing to render a brand new façade for your building and make your trade more profitable.
DIY PRESSURE/POWER WASHING?
There are ways to perform DIY pressure washing, but it can become risky without the aid of professionals that know how to handle the devices and how much pressure a structure needs and is able to bear.
Using a pressure washing machine on your own can result in accidental breakage or damage to your surfaces on a moderately deep level. This is especially true of windows, with additional hazards to your physical integrity.
More importantly, the use of pressure washers for inexperienced users can also result in serious physical injuries. Keep in mind that a pressure washer can deliver close to 50 times stronger water streams than your everyday garden hose, so you need to be extra careful not to accidentally place your hand or feet before it. The hose is also more challenging to handle due to the extraordinary pressure. You wouldn’t even fathom the amount of damage that a runaway hose could inflict!
Wounds caused by the washer’s spray could appear minor, but unless they’re treated immediately, you could potentially develop an infection that can be deadly or require amputation.
Furthermore, there is an added risk of electric shock due to the mixture of water and electricity, especially when the comparatively long power cables form kinks or weak spots. If water accidentally gets into the smallest crack on the cord, you will likely witness an electric fire or experience a shock.
As far as chemical hazards are concerned, It should be pointed out that there is a risk of exposure to the corrosive chemicals that could optionally be added to the water, not only from direct contact with the water spray but from the debris that results from the washer’s usage that could fly right into your face. Lastly, gasoline-powered engines could induce carbon monoxide poisoning from prolonged use and are very dangerous if placed indoors or anywhere near the building.
FOR THESE, AMONG OTHER REASONS, YOU SHOULD THINK TWICE BEFORE PERFORMING PRESSURE/POWER WASHING BY YOURSELF. IT’S ALWAYS BETTER TO TRUST EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS LIKE US TO DO ALL THE HEAVY-DUTY AND DANGEROUS WORK FOR YOU.
Pressure Washing Services
It’s always important to clean your home periodically. Many people strive to maintain optimal hygiene in the interior spaces of their house (because, naturally, that’s the space they live _IN_.) However, do not neglect your exterior! Your home environment will benefit greatly from in-depth cleaning and filth removal from your house’s façade. Also, you are able to boost your property’s value and appeal.
Pressure washing is the best method to attain thoroughly clean outdoor surfaces and provide a brand new face to your home. It consists of the use of high-pressure water spray emitted through a device or machine (aptly called “pressure washer”) to force the removal of stuck material. For home use, the pressure can reach from 1300 to 2400 PSI.
Bruce Lee once said “be like water”. That’s because water is soft enough to adjust to any space, but it can also be strong enough to destroy virtually anything. By using highly pressurized water, all those seemingly impossible-to-remove stains or filth go away on a whim.
Pressure washing can be useful to clean the following surfaces:
Perhaps you want to coat your home’s exterior with a brand new color. Before painting a home’s exterior, it’s always recommended to clean the surface and prepare it by removing any grime, gunk, bird droppings, cobwebs, dead insects, mold, or stains. Pressure washing can help you deal with all those impurities. Otherwise, you’ll be rolling or brushing over bumps of dirt.
One of the main advantages of pressure washers over regular garden hoses is the ability to reach spots and crevices that the latter can’t reach. As these crevices might have never been cleaned before, so you will additionally have to apply higher pressure to detach all the gunk accumulated over years or even decades of neglect!
2. ROOF MAINTENANCE
Roofs also build up a lot of fallen leaves, dead animals, algae, mold, mildew, and many other types of waste over the years. If you don’t take care of all those impurities in time, you may end up with ruined tiles, creating further problems, such as filtration issues. They may also interfere with the waterlines and obstruct your water collection system.
Besides, all the algae and mold infestations may end up spreading to the attic and affect your ventilation or air conditioning system. This could prompt health conditions such as allergies or respiratory complications in the long term.
Finally, a poorly-conditioned roof will not be able to reflect the sun due to all the grime and algae gathered, and you will ultimately have to turn on your heater or air conditioner more often, depending on the season.
Pressure washing is a great way to preserve the shingles and tiles on your roof and help you save money on roof maintenance and even electric or medical bills.
3. DRIVEWAY CLEANING
At times a bucket or garden hose is enough to clean your driveway. However, cars are prone to leak oily chemicals from their motor that may stain the asphalt or concrete and, in worse cases, cause permanent damage to the asphalt’s petroleum base.
Pressure washing can help prevent unsightly stains that can be rendered from your car’s leaks and it’s far more effective than using regular hoses. However, this needs to be coupled with certain cleaning detergents (we’ll get to that shortly.)
WE PROVIDE PRESSURE WASHING SERVICES AT A VERY AFFORDABLE COST FOR YOU. YOU DECIDE WHICH SURFACES TO TACKLE. YOU CAN HIRE US FOR A GENERAL PRESSURE WASHING SESSION, ENCOMPASSING EVERY OUTDOOR AREA OF YOUR HOUSE. CONTACT US TO GET A COMPETITIVE QUOTE.
Power Washing Services
Power washing and pressure washing are terms that sometimes are used interchangeably in ordinary lingo. However, they’re not exactly identical.
While the mechanism or function is roughly the same (the use of a highly-pressurized water stream) and both methods use comparable amounts of pressure, the devices used are different. A pressure washer uses the water at the same temperature as the water supply. A power washer, on the other hand, has a water heater installed.
A power washer uses high-pressure sprays of hot water that sweeps dirt and impurities away from your exteriors. The combination of high pressure and hot water is key to easing the washing process.
The science behind the use of hot water is summarized as follows: Heat is the product of a faster movement of water molecules. Water-soluble stains and materials, in turn, are more easily and quickly attracted by those molecules and, consequently, dissolve faster.
Hot water is the best way to get rid of disposables – such as chewing gum or grime – that are firmly attached to virtually any outdoor surface. If this hot water is additionally pressurized, there is even a much better chance of removal.
Hot water is likewise better for dealing with bacteria and fungi. With a powerful blast of hot water, you can thwart algae, weeds, and moss from spreading further and causing increasing damage to your structure or creating health issues in your home.
FOR A LITTLE MORE, WE COULD UPGRADE TO A POWER WASHING MACHINE SO AS TO TACKLE THOSE IMPURITIES THAT ARE MORE CHALLENGING AND THAT CAN’T BE REMOVED WITH JUST A SIMPLE PRESSURE WASHING MACHINE.
Driveway Cleaning Services
Driveways are particularly susceptible to stubborn stains or to be soaked in car-related substances (as well as another myriad of chemicals from other sources). Even if you don’t have a car at the moment or you have a car in top-notch conditions, there is always a chance that a delivery van (which is very likely to have leakage issues) can leave you with unpleasant “gifts” on your driveway while parked.
As stated before, pressure washing (or power washing) is great for cleaning driveways and eliminating any residue from car brake fluid, motor oil, gasoline spills, or tire marks from the asphalt or concrete. However, water, by itself, is not enough to dissolve the fatty molecules of these chemicals. You will need the help of detergents and absorbent or degreasing products for that, as the oil floats in plain water and repels it.
It’s crucial to take care of any fresh spill as soon as possible to avoid the appearance of unsightly stains and permanent damage to the driveway floor. Usually, the first step is to apply the product directly on the spill and wait for a few minutes or hours.
Depending on the type of floor, you may need to apply certain additional methods to remove the spills. For concrete, it may require some additional scrubbing after dissolving the spills to remove any remainders that may have leaked to the pores. After that, the remaining spill can be taken away with the help of a pressure or power washer.
WE CAN TAKE CARE OF THE ARDUOUS TASK OF CLEANING YOUR DRIVEWAY, WITH THE USE OF QUALITY BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCTS THAT WON’T IMPACT NEGATIVELY ON OTHER OUTDOOR AREAS ADJACENT TO IT, SUCH AS THE GARDEN OR FLOWER BEDS. YOU CAN REQUEST A QUOTE FROM US, AND WE’LL BE RESPONDING TO YOU IN RECORD TIME.
Commercial Pressure Washer Services
Commercial pressure washing is perfect for cleaning commercial buildings and nearby sidewalks. Commercial buildings, especially those in downtown areas, are prone to stains produced by various agents, including air pollution and the virtually inevitable graffiti that is so common in urban regions.
Normally, these types of buildings require periodic treatment (monthly or bi-monthly in most cases). The reason is that commercial buildings need to maintain their curb appeal in order to attract customers and, thus, to sell. Residential buildings, albeit they could benefit from periodic pressure/power washing, do not demand such frequency due to their non-commercial nature.
The main difference between everyday power washing and commercial pressure washing lies in the use of special products added to the water that are seeped deep into every crevice, without compromising the structure and finish of the building. These products, apart from dealing with all the impurities, are moreover designed to preserve the integrity of all the cosmetic elements of the surface.
Another difference relates to the scrubbing power. Commercial washers tend to have more powerful engines, capable of dealing with larger surfaces.
IF YOU’D LIKE TO HIRE US FOR A ONE-TIME SERVICE OR AN ONGOING COMMERCIAL PRESSURE WASHING SERVICE, YOU CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR TEAM FOR A REASONABLE QUOTATION.
Mobile Pressure Washer Services
Need on-the-go pressure washing services? Our mobile units are available for on-site quotations, and they’re equipped with all the necessary tools to perform the services you require (including our own water supply so that you save money on water usage.)
Contact us for the most competitive mobile pressure washing services available in your area.