Stucco and Brick
If you have a stucco or brick wall in your property and you have no clue how you are going to clean it up you are going to be needing our help. When dealing with brick for example the fact is trying to rub it down with anything is not an option. Bricks are literally too rough to be able to be scrubbed with virtually anything. You could try and rub stucco a bit, but to be honest that does not sound like a great idea either. There are a couple of doubts that we want to go over that most people have about these particular services.
Why Power Washing Brick Is A Good Idea
A lot of people are worried that the brick is going to absorb the water and this is going to help develop mold issues down the line. That is one of the differences in power washing. Usually, the water that is being sprayed is hot. So this is going to contribute to it drying a heck of a whole lot faster. With bricks, we are going to be able to go ahead and remove not only dirt but all of the mold that may have built up already. Therefore it is a pretty good idea to have this done.
Making Sure We Know What Type of Stucco We Are Dealing With
One of the things that we want to make sure we get right before we start spraying anything on the side of your house is the type of surface that we are dealing with. This may seem strange, but we have gotten calls about cleaning drywall and other types of surfaces with our methods. We want to make sure that we are not going to be causing a moisture issue down the line by power washing.
Can Power Washing Damage Stucco?
There is some information circulating online that advises against power washing certain surfaces. The claims are that power washing could potentially remove the paint from a surface. That surface could be stucco, brick or any other type of surface that you would like. Is this true? The only way that a power washing procedure could damage paint is if the paint is already falling apart, to begin with. A proper paint job is not going to have any type of a problem with power washing. If you want to put our theory to the test you are more than welcome to do so.
Since we do provide our services to an area, Milwaukee, that has to deal with rough winters you will notice that we take about ice damage quite a bit. If you have read through some of the other pages on the site you know the story. The problem is not having an icicle somewhere. The problem is having that icicle break off and then damage something else. In these cases, it could be the stucco itself. By power washing these areas we are going to be effectively reducing these risks.