WHY IS HOT WATER POWER WASHING BETTER THAN COLD WATER PRESSURE WASHING?

WHY IS HOT WATER POWER WASHING BETTER THAN COLD WATER PRESSURE WASHING?

Anyone who has ever washed dishes, done laundry or taken a shower knows that hot water generally does the job better than cold. But why is this the case? The reason boils down to the kinetics of the “solvent.” When it comes to hot water power washing, the hot water itself is the solvent. Simply put, the molecules in hot water move faster, which means they collide more frequently with the solute (dirt, grease and grime being removed) than cold water would. The increased number of collisions hastens the dissolving process, making surfaces cleaner, faster.

Hot water is best for lifting materials that are not water-soluble, such as oil, grease and mold. Hot water is also best for sanitizing objects. Additional detergents work in tandem with the heat to help emulsify grease and oil, so they’re easier to remove. By comparison, cold water cannot as effectively dissolve things like oils, fats, minerals (dirt), tree sap and soot – regardless of the ambient temperature or the chemicals that are added.

Unlike most of our competitors, Scotts hot water Pressure Wash uses hot water to clean fleet vehicles, heavy equipment and commercial properties. Hot water doesn’t just clean faster; it cleans cleaner. When hot water is used for power washing applications, less chemical cleansers are required. Using less chemicals means your property will not only rinse cleaner, but the entire power washing process will be less harmful to the item being cleaned – and ultimately to the environment. At Scotts, environmentally friendly products and methods form the foundation of our commitment to our customers, and to the community at large.

How Hot is Too Hot?

With Scotts’ hot water power washing process, we make sure to heat our water to just below the boiling point. In this way, we avoid potentially damaging some surfaces but can provide over all better cleaning. It’s important to differentiate Hot Water Pressure Washing from its hotter cousin Steam Cleaning. Steam cleaning can be effective in certain applications, but for the most part, steam can be harmful to metals that are galvanized or coated; plastics and vinyl; painted surfaces; wood; and sealers like those found on cement or tile.

When you have a cleaning job that requires more than a garden hose and elbow grease, contact Scotts Pressure Wash. Scotts provides a spectrum of hot water power washing services designed to keep clients looking their absolute best. Scotts Pressure wash has multiple locations across western Canada and more than fifty years of industry experience. We specialize in mobile fleet washing, heavy equipment washing, commercial property washing and more. Book your job with Scotts today!