What Is Soft Washing?

Soft washing is something you will only find with the best power/pressure washing companies in our industry. Yes, we still use our pressure washer, however this special method allows us to eliminate any potential damage that pressure washing and high pressure may cause by using lower pressure in combination with our commercial grade high volume machine. This allows us to provide our clients with amazing exterior cleaning results. Soft washing method is a combination of cold or hot water along with specialized environmentally friendly and bio-degradable detergents. This method is absolutely safe and effective in cleaning any delicate surface such as vinyl siding, stucco, brick, wood, aluminum or stone.

Do You Offer Window Cleaning And How Do You Avoid Spots And Streaks?

Yes! We use a state-of-the-art water fed pole and brush which we can access from the ground so no ladders are needed and a very special 3 stage filtration system. Calgary is home to some of the hardest water in the country, it has a TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) anywhere between 195-300 PPM (Parts Per Million). If you were to use a garden hose to clean your windows it would leave spots and residue. After we filter the water and remove all minerals we are able to achieve a TDS of 0 PPM which is considered “Pure Water”. Once your windows and tracks are scrubbed, washed and rinsed with Pure Water, you will immediately notice that your windows will be streak and spot free.

What Is The Difference Between Pressure Washing And Power Washing?

We get that question asked all of the time. Sometimes people confuse both terms but we are here to help educate you about the differences. The basic function of the two terms are the same, which is that they both use high pressure water to remove dirt and other contaminants from hard surfaces.
Power washing is the process of removing surface material such as dirt, grime, mildew, mold, mud, oil and other contaminants from interior and exterior hard surfaces. Power washing uses water that is heated through a coil/heating element. When water that has been heated to a certain temperature (170 degrees Fahrenheit or 76 degrees Celsius) it will break down contaminated materials/stains from your property much easier than cold water. This is different from pressure washing which uses normal temperature water. For more stubborn stains we can introduce environmentally friendly and bio-degradable detergents, along with hot water it delivers an effective method of removing most stains or contaminated material. The rule of thumb is simple: whatever cold water cleans, hot water will clean better and faster. Since power washing is done with such force, it is highly recommended that it does NOT get used on delicate surfaces such as vinyl siding, stucco, and delicate composite materials.
Pressure washing is done with the same pressure as power washing but only with normal temperature water. With the right techniques, it will still be effective in removing dirt, mud, and other lighter contaminants. In some certain scenarios combining pressure washing and environmentally friendly detergents we will be able to remove dirt, mud and lighter contaminants. As mentioned before, both offer very high pressure of water and is only allowed to be done on hard surfaces. You could risk damage to your property’s siding/stucco/painted surfaces if using high pressure. Please refer to the above “Soft Washing” question which is better suited for more delicate surfaces.

Can I Power/Pressure Wash Myself?

We definitely do live in a do it yourself world where home and business owners take on many projects with great success. When it comes to the care and maintenance of your home or business which is most likely one of your most expensive possessions most people only trust themselves. There are certain jobs that are best left to the pros and power/pressure washing is one of them. Yes, you can purchase a machine from your local store, these consumer grade machines pale in comparison in power and functionality to their commercial counter parts. These units are generally cold water units that do not have hot water capabilities nor the volume capacity to get the job done effectively and efficiently.
There are also numerous questions to ask yourself before considering to take this project on yourself:

  • Do you have the right tools and detergents to get the job done right?

  • Do you have the proper training to wash delicate surfaces?

  • Do you have the time to do it?

  • Are you prepared for the worst if the project goes wrong?

  • Are you prepared to deal with the frustration?

  • Are you aware of safety precautions?

  • Will you be able to live with irreversible damage to delicate surfaces in your home or business?

  • Do you want to take time away from your family and friends to do it yourself?

If you answered “NO” to most of these questions, it's ok. You are not alone. Don’t risk your safety or damage to your property. Taking on a project requires time, effort and money. You should be spending your valuable time with friends and family and not having to deal with the headaches and frustrations of doing it yourself. Call us for a professional consultation and ensure it gets done right the first time!

Can Power/Pressure Washing Damage My Vinyl Siding, Stucco Or Painted Trim?

Yes it can. This is why it is crucial to call Precision Power Washing, who are the experts, to give you a professional consultation and free estimate to determine what methods are best suited for you. We have state of the art equipment, training and knowledge to know what is best for your home or business.

Do You Guarantee Your Work?

We absolutely do, we are committed to QUALITY! We are looking to build lifelong relationships with all of our clients and our reputation and name is on the line. We always perform a walk around with all of our clients before and after the project is complete. If you are not available, we will take several photos and videos and can email or text the files for you to review. We are meticulous, detailed and precise by nature and we strive to provide 100% quality on every project that we do. We are not happy until YOU ARE 100% SATISFIED!

Is Your Company Licensed And Insured?

We are fully licensed and carry $5 million commercial general liability insurance which covers personal and property damage. In the rare case if we damage something we make it right and we fix the issue. Our company is also covered and in good standing with WCB.

Do I Have To Be At Home?

You don’t have to be home. All that we ask is you clear your driveway, move fragile items away, close all of your windows, leave gates unlocked and ensure your water taps are on and functional. We will perform a final walkaround after and ensure your gates are closed. We will also send you pictures and videos of the completed job.

I’ve Seen These Advertisements For “$100 Pressure Washing, Will Beat Any Price”, Why Are You More Expensive?

While this does seem more appealing and is too good to pass up, be careful! There are people out there that will offer a lower price and promise you the world but most of the time, they are not fully trained, not insured, not fully equipped and often can do more harm than good to your property. What was supposed to be a good deal will usually end up costing you more than what you paid for in the initial cost of the service. We have invested a lot of time and money into state of the art equipment and are well trained. In addition, we are fully licensed and carry commercial liability insurance to protect your property. We show up fully uniformed and treat your property like it was our own and offer 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. There is a saying that you get what you pay for and in the end having that peace of mind that a professional will get the job done right the first time is worth every dollar!

Do You Have Steam Capability On Your Machine?

We most definitely do. Our burner can produce up to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit or 176 Degrees Celsius of steam which is extremely hot! With that hot steam we can offer many different services such as thawing, disinfecting/sanitizing food and beverage equipment, degreasing and de-icing on construction and agricultural equipment.

Will Your Cleaning Detergents Damage My Property Or Plants?

Absolutely not. Our highly trained professionals are extremely confident and knowledgeable in choosing solutions that are powerful enough to clean any surface yet mild enough to protect your property. All of our detergents are 100% environmentally friendly, bio degradable and water based. As an added precautionary measure, we will use water to pre-soak any plants, grass, shrubs that are along the building before we start, mid way through and at the end. Safety and the environment is extremely important to our company and our clients, therefore we make sure that all of the solutions we utilize will NOT harm your family, pets and plants.

How Often Should I Wash My Property?

This is a very good question. It is hard to tell, there are varying factors, some surfaces require more structured washing than others, give us a call or email and we can help guide you in making the right decision for your property.

If There Isn’t Any Water Source At My Property Are You Able To Bring Water To The Job Site?

You bet! We can definitely bring water to your job site if there isn’t any available. We can carry 630 gallons of water at once. Please do keep in mind that there will be a surcharge for us to fill and transport the water to the site.

Besides Washing Residential Homes What Other Services Do You Provide?

We can provide our exterior washing and window cleaning services to commercial clients as well. Some of the properties that use our services are condo complexes, shopping malls, warehouses, underground parkades, office buildings and much more. Please visit our “Services” section for a list of services we provide for Commercial and Industrial washing.

How Do I Go About Booking Your Services?

You can call, text, email or fill out our contact form. You can find the link by clicking on “Contact Us” on the top right-hand side of our web page. We will come out to your property and give you a professional consultation and estimate once we determine what service(s) you are interested in getting completed. Once you receive and review our estimate and have confirmed it, then we will place you in our system to schedule a date and time that is convenient for you.

Have any other questions?

Feel free to call us at (403) 919-7700 or you can email us at hello@precisionpowerwashing.ca and we would love to answer any other questions that you may have!