Two Guys Power Washing Algonquin
1421 Skyridge Dr c, Algonquin
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Deck Tech Inc
Ridgewood Cir, Lake in the Hills
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Integrity Power Wash & Window Cleaning
90 Brink St, Crystal Lake
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Natures Elements
1750 Cumberland Pkwy, Algonquin
home goods store store point of interest
Crystal Lake Pressure Washing
96 N Walkup Ave, Crystal Lake
painter general contractor point of interest
Green Clean Services
330 W Terra Cotta Ave suite 7, Crystal Lake
laundry point of interest establishment
Anderson Power Clean
1 Union Special Plaza #224e, Huntley
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Paintwerks Inc
12267 Bartelt Ln, Huntley
painter point of interest establishment
All pro pressure washing
147 Sunset Dr, Carpentersville
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Spectrum Cleaning Services
5408 Greenview Rd, Oakwood Hills
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Green Clean Services Inc
12172 IL-47 Suite 220, Huntley
laundry point of interest establishment
BLUE DAWG POWER WASH of Northern Illinois
201 Verbena Ln, Woodstock
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L&L Power&Soft Washing
1135 Ironwood Ct, Elgin
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All Hands On Deck
8129, 17115 Millstone Ct, Marengo
painter point of interest establishment
Pure Pressure Inc
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Ultimate Spray - N - Wash
158 Willard Ave, Elgin
car wash point of interest establishment
AAA Power Washing Inc
26096 W Old Gilmer Rd, Grayslake
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Pressure Solutions Inc
570 Stevenson Rd, Elgin
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Grime-Busters Power Washing
175 Willow Rd, Ingleside
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75 N Brandon Dr, Glendale Heights
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More About Pressure Washing Services from Wikipedia

Pressure washing or power washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, chewing gum and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces. The volume of a mechanical pressure washer is expressed in gallons or litres per minute, often designed into the pump and not variable. The pressure, expressed in pounds per square inch, Pascal (unit), or Bar (unit), is designed into the pump but can be varied by adjusting the unloader valve. Machines that produce pressures from 750 to 30,000 pounds per square inch (5 to 200 MPa) or more are available.

The terms pressure washing and power washing are used interchangeably in many scenarios, and there is some debate as to whether or not they are actually different processes.

A pressure washing surface cleaner is a tool consisting of two to four high-pressure jets on a rotating bar that swivels when water is flowing. This action creates a uniformed cleaning pattern that can clean flat surfaces at a rapid rate.

Hydro-jet cleaning is a more powerful form of power washing, employed to remove buildup and debris in tanks and lines.

Areas of use

Pressure washing is employed by businesses and homeowners to reduce allergies, minimize hazards, and improve aesthetics. A pressure washer is used to clean surfaces such as:

  • Gutters

  • Roofs

  • Decks

  • Sidewalks

  • Patios

  • Driveways

  • Siding

  • Parking lots

Depending upon the surface to be cleaned, higher or lower pressure should be used, as well as the appropriate nozzle.


Pressure washer nozzles alter the direction of flow and velocity of the water. Nozzles allow users to reach a greater distance or apply more pressure to a difficult to clean surface, however, they can be dangerous. Nozzles are color coded for easy identification, with black nozzles covering the widest degree (65°) and red nozzles covering the least (0°). Great care should be taken when using a 0° nozzle as it can cause injury to the user and damage to surfaces.

See also

Further reading

Society for Protective Coatings (1995), ''Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Steel and Other Hard Materials by High- and Ultrahigh-Pressure Water Jetting Prior to Recoating.'' Pittsburgh, PA. SSPC
U.S. Water Jet Technology Association, ''Recommended Practices for the Use of Manually Operated High-Pressure Water Jetting Equipment'', St. Louis, MO: US Water Jet Technology Association, 1987

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