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Old 10-13-2013, 04:37 PM   #16
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I'll never understand pressure washers. Everything on the exterior of your home is there to protect it from the weather. Roofing, flashing, siding, paint, caulk, etc are all there to keep moisture out of your house. Why on earth would you want to blast high pressure water at all of these water proofing systems?
Because any warranty we offer has to include THOROUGH cleaning of the substrate. If that is not done, the paint company WILL NOT honor their warranty even though their warranties mean very little anyway. You just can't get a surface clean by simple hand-washing or from a garden hose. The PW's do an excellent job if used properly. Most of us pros on here are very careful of how high we dial up the PSI. I've been at it for 35 years and rarely have had any problems with pressure washing causing damage to homes we do.
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I'll never understand pressure washers. Everything on the exterior of your home is there to protect it from the weather. Roofing, flashing, siding, paint, caulk, etc are all there to keep moisture out of your house. Why on earth would you want to blast high pressure water at all of these water proofing systems?
Come to Fl if you don't wash your ext you will soon have a green house. It is a part of painting. Your ext. collects dirt, the old paint gets chalky, while P/W you can find spots of loose paint and those areas can be dealt with.
By standing by him would not tell you if he was using anything unless it was strong, the cleaner is injected into the water stream at the washer not at the tip.
The moldy smell almost had to be there before, for something to get moldy it must be damp or wet for a period of time I don't see how 1 day could do it.
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At this point I should update and say that the musty smell went away by the next morning. As someone said on the thread, washing must have knocked loose and activated moldy dust that we never noticed before.
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