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Everything You Need To Know About PSI For Roof Cleaning

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Pressure washing your roof can be a daunting task for a homeowner, especially if the terms and jargon used are unfamiliar. The best way to properly care for your home or your roof is to make sure you are properly informed. Understanding PSI is a great way to be sure that pressure washing doesn't turn into a pointless or damaging act.

While a clean roof is a safe roof, it's possible to cause more harm than good if the washing process is done incorrectly. When it comes to your roof, you want to be especially careful to avoid this. We want to keep you well-informed on roof cleaning best practices.

What Is PSI?

When it comes to water pressure, PSI is the unit of measurement that lets you know how much pressure is being used. That way, you know how much force the water is hitting whatever surface you are washing with. Literally, PSI stands for pounds per square inch.

The PSI of a pressure washer can range depending on the type of washer. For example, electric models tend to have lower PSI - between 1,000 and 2,000 - while gas models tend to have higher PSI - between 2,000 and 3,000. The PSI rating also works a bit differently on professional-grade pressure washers versus consumer-grade pressure washers.

Our pressure washers at WOO10 Wash use a pressure system that can use up to 4,500 PSI for a high-pressure wash. As for a soft wash, we use a low-pressure pump that has a maximum operating pressure of 60 PSI.

Why Does PSI Matter?

It's important to have an understanding of PSI when it comes time to pressure wash any given surface. Pressure washing can become either harmless or futile depending on if too much or too little pressure is used. A soft wash is ideal when it comes to roof cleaning.

If too high of a PSI is used when pressure washing a surface, it could become harmful to the surface. For example, if too high of a PSI was used on your roof, it could loosen or damage the shingles and leave your roof open to water damage or in need of being re-shingled.

On the other hand, if too low of a PSI was used, it would be a waste of time and energy as it will not get all of the dirt and buildup living both on the surface and in the cracks. This unsuccessful wash can be just as harmful to your roof and its integrity, as regular proper washes are also a good way of protecting it from premature damage.

When you contact us at WOO10 Wash for a roof cleaning or any other service, you can be sure that you are reaching a pressure washer you can trust.


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