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The Importance of Pressure Washing in Florida

Everyone in Southwest Florida knows that a fresh coat of paint is one of the best ways to revitalize the exterior finish of a home or business. However, that fresh coat of paint can quickly lose its luster due to constant exposure to natural elements and man-made pollutants. Regular cleaning methods can certainly help maintain the pristine appearance of your home or business’s exterior, but pressure washing offers the easiest and most efficient cleaning means.    

What Exactly is Pressure Washing?

You’ve undoubtedly heard the terms “pressure washing” and “power washing” and assume they are the same thing. You may have also heard the term soft washing used in context with the other two terms. Because they all rely on pressurized water, the methods are similar, but they have distinct differences. Naples, Florida-based FCI painting offers its customers all three options and has expertise in determining which method to use according to specific surface area cleaning needs.  

Pressure and power washing utilize the same pressure settings, but power washing adds the additional high-strength cleaning property of heated water. The unheated pressure washing is typically used on exterior wooden surfaces because the heat might damage or weaken the pain. The heated power washing removes grime, grease, stains, mold, moss, and other harsh contaminants on hardier surfaces such as concrete, metals, asphalt, brick, and stone.

Soft washing uses lightly pressured water with eco-friendly cleaning agents and chemicals to kill bacteria, mold, and algae and prevent their future growth. This pressure washing method effectively cleans roofs and is used instead of the other methods because the softer pressure water ensures that tiles, shingles, and other roofing materials aren’t damaged.

Benefits of Pressure Washing

The benefits pressure washing provides to homeowners and businesses go beyond aesthetics. When used as a standard maintenance tool, pressure washing helps prevent damage, improves health, and helps increase the value of your building.

Many contaminants that adhere to exterior surfaces can damage them over time. Not only do some contaminants cause impossible-to-remove staining, but also lead to the growth of mold and mildew which eats into the paint and underlying wood over time. Regular pressure washing helps remove these contaminants and extends the life of exterior materials.

Dirt, grime, algae, mildew, pollen, and other contaminants that adhere to exterior surfaces can harm human health. Pressure washing helps prevent them from accumulating and helps reduce the number of potential allergens around your home or business.

Pressure washing helps keep your home or business exterior looking brand new. This helps to maintain and even boost its value. In fact, a Consumer Reports study concluded that pressure washing combined with other exterior touch-ups could help increase the sales price of a home by 2-5%. 

Rely on Pressure Washing for Paint Job Prep

While pressure washing helps extend the luster of exterior painted surfaces, at some point, it will come time to paint, stain, or otherwise resurface them. No matter what coating you are putting on an outside surface, your refinishing project’s longevity and aesthetic success will largely depend on how clean the surface was before the job. Pressure washing provides optimal cleaning to remove all contaminants that might impede the proper adhesion of your paint or other surface coatings. 

Turn to Naples-Based FCI Painting for Your Pressure Washing

To learn more about the importance of pressure washing your southwest Florida home or business, consult with FCI Painting. With more than 25 years of professional home and business maintenance experience in the Naples, Florida area, FCI painting guarantees customer satisfaction. Consult with us about all of your interior and exterior painting and maintenance needs by contacting FCI Painting at (239) 435-1001.

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The entire process from start to finish was professional. They did a great job and left everything clean. Ryan wouldn’t leave until everything was perfect. The entire team was so responsive. I would recommend FCI to anyone. I would give them 6 stars if I could.

Bruce G

Reasonably Priced & Very Detailed

We have a three unit, two story condo building that needed an exterior painting job we awarded to FCI Painting. Their proposal was reasonably priced and very detailed. Richard Foden’s came to estimate the job and took the time to explain the process, answer questions and provide recommendations (that help us in our process). We received four proposals and FCI’s stood out making our decision straight forward. FCI crew was professional and the foreman ‘Eduardo’ exceptional. On a daily basis’s he communicated what to expect, what they would be achieving and the crews next steps. Crew was courteous and cleaned up the grounds every evening. We highly recommend FCI Painting company. Thanks

Leo G

Incredible Service

I honestly cannot recommend this company enough. I was attempting to find painters in Naples while I was still in Canada. Richard and his team were so helpful in the process, going above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. They were thorough, professional, and one of the best prices I found in the area. Incredible service.

Jeremy S

Definitely Use Them Again

Richard and his team were great to work with. They were polite, cleaned up and did an awesome job! I have already recommended them to people and would definitely use them again.

Helen R

Ahead of schedule

Very professional, prompt… even ahead of schedule. I will always use them from now on.

Brittany K

Can’t Recommend FCI Painting enough

I can’t recommend FCI Painting enough! Owner Richard Foden runs one of the finest painting companies I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. When my business moved into our new office, we started researching painters in Naples, FL and FCI came highly recommended. The commercial painters that Richard works with are prompt, thorough and professional. After working with them in a business setting, I’ll be certain to give Richard a call next time I’m in need of house painters as well.

Martin V

Professional & Friendly

Had my condo painted by FCI Painting and they did an outstanding job! They were professional and friendly.

Eileen F

Competitive & Fair

FCI Painting did an outstanding job for us and we are more than pleased with the results. We found the pricing to be competitive and fair. Our painter, Chris, was an expert craftsman, patched several areas of drywall that needed attention and helped us work through a problem we had with one of the colors we chose. We would definitely recommend FCI painting for anyone looking for a quality job at a fair price.

Donna C

Way Above Expectation

Big thanks to FCI, I had them paint my house inside and out and they did a fantastic job, way above my expectations, there employees were punctual and polite, and the work was completed 2 days before the scheduled completion date. Would not hesitate to recommend A++++++++++

Neil S

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FCI Painting did a fantastic job on my driveway. They were swift, neat, and very sharp eye on quality. I would highly suggest there work and I would call them again.

Tom D

Pleasure to Deal With

FCI did a great job painting our home! Job was done on time & on budget, no surprises! Rich was a pleasure to deal with & was very prompt when responding to a question or request. Chris, our painter, was on-time each day, always prepared, cleaned up every afternoon, worked at a good pace & super friendly. Would definitely use them again & recommend them highly!

Christine C

Always an Outstanding Job

My family has used FCI in our homes and businesses. They have always done an outstanding job, neat and clean and Richard is wonderful accommodating owner to work with. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

Valerie G

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Great Company, Great Results! We use FCI whenever we can!


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