Power washing is a quick and effective way to clean many outdoor surfaces, including decks, patios, driveways and house sidings. If you’re a homeowner in need of a quick way to thoroughly clean artificial grass, you may be tempted to turn to power washing, but there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to this method of turf cleaning.
Can You Pressure Wash Artificial Turf?
The vast majority of homeowners have infill in their artificial grass installation. The infill is a necessary component of artificial turf maintenance, as it keeps the blades upright and helps them recover from any foot traffic.
Because infill is a loose, granular substance, it can be easily disturbed by a power washer and end up distributed unevenly throughout your artificial turf or blown out of your yard altogether. For this reason, it’s best to avoid power washing turf to maintain the structural integrity of your artificial turf landscaping.
Dangers of Power Washing Artificial Grass
When it comes to synthetic grass with infill, there are more drawbacks than benefits to pressure washing your yard.
One of the biggest drawbacks is the amount of water used during the process. Depending on the size of your turf area and the amount of dirt that needs to be removed, it can take a significant amount of water to power wash your turf. This can lead to increased water bills, as well as increased water usage overall.
Additionally, power washing artificial turf can damage the turf itself. The powerful jets of water can erode the turf’s fibers, leaving it worn and damaged, and it can disrupt your infill, harming the landscape’s structural integrity and ability to recover from foot traffic.
Another drawback of pressure washing artificial turf is the potential for bodily harm. Since power washers are so powerful, they can harm or injure any people or pets in the area during the power washing process. Because of the potential for injury, many homeowners choose to outsource their artificial turf maintenance to professional turf maintenance companies.
Finally, it’s important to consider the cost of power washing artificial turf. Power washing can be a costly endeavor, especially if you have a large area to work with. The cost of renting or purchasing a power washer can quickly add up, so it may be more cost-effective to outsource your turf cleaning in Orange County.
Luckily, there is a safe and affordable solution for cleaning artificial grass landscaping. TurFresh professional turf maintenance services help rejuvenate your residential or commercial synthetic grass green space through a comprehensive 10-point cleaning process. We’ll re-bloom turf blades, top-up infill, tuck loose seams, remove weeds and more, so you can have a fresh and odor-free lawn without the hassle of power washing your turf yourself.
TurFresh is a leading synthetic turf maintenance provider that has provided comprehensive turf cleaning for homes and businesses throughout CA, AZ, NV and TX since 1999. We also offer a comprehensive selection of our best-selling proprietary turf cleaning products in our online store, so anyone can get the TurFresh clean at home. To find out more about our artificial grass maintenance services or to schedule a cleaning, give us a call at (855) 444-8873 or fill out our online contact form today.