As years of washing dishes has taught us all, when it comes to cleaning, hot water is always better, right? When it comes to pressure washing, this isn’t always so. In some cases, pressure washing with hot water doesn’t add much benefit but uses more energy unnecessarily. However, there are a number of cases where using hot water can get the maximum clean.

When to Choose Hot Water Surface Cleaning

Cleaning Concrete/Pavement

Cleaning concrete with cold water pressure washing can work, but it won’t be as effective. When it comes to cleaning sidewalks, parking lots, or any area that is prone to attracting oil or other vehicle fluids, hot water pressure washing is the right tool for the job. Hot water has the added benefit of being able to penetrate porous surfaces like concrete so that it can efficiently wash away dirt from the pores. Furthermore, hot water is capable of cutting through oil, grease, and tire marks left behind by cars so that your paved surfaces can look like new.

Removing Chewing Gum

Once chewing gum has set on a surface and hardened, there is virtually no getting it off completely. While you will want to ice fresh gum to remove it, it is the opposite with old gum. You need to heat it up with hot water and use a fair amount of force to remove it completely. If you have a number of gum spots on your pavement, pressure washing with hot water is the most efficient way to remove it without damaging the concrete.

Cleaning Commercial Kitchens

Just like when you are doing dishes, you need hot water to cut through all the food grease and grime that gathers in a commercial kitchen. However, the real benefit of the occasional pressure washing of kitchen equipment and surfaces is that the heated water will also work to disinfect the surfaces so that your kitchen can continue to put out quality food.

If you have an oily parking lot, a greasy kitchen, or any other surface that can benefit from a hot water surface cleaning, contact us today.