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The inclusion of heat and steam may seem inconsequential, but nothing could be further from the truth. The effectiveness of its inclusion cannot be underestimated. Hot water and steam make better sense and have an enormous advantage with their inherent ability to cut through dirt, algae, moss, mould, pollutants, oil and stubborn set-in stains with ease.

Hot water and steam pressure cleaning is non-polluting and safe. It’s incomparably more efficient, effective, dependable, and provides the most effective outcomes.

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Hot water pressure cleaning is infinitely more effective and efficient than its cold water counterpart.


Hot Water & Steam Pressure Cleaning – the inclusion of hot water and steam in pressure washing, soft washing, and high pressure cleaning is undoubtedly the most significant advancement in pressure washing. This is commonly referred to in the industry as Power Washing

Professional pressure washer with an autonomous inbuilt boiler system is able to reach temperatures as high as 155°C. When the water used to pressure clean is heated above 70°C it’s double the cleaning power over cold water alone. For every 30°C above the 70°C its capacity increases enormously.

This hot water and steam expelled under enormous pressure create an incredibly powerful high-speed reaction that is capable of dissolving dirt, oils, grease, and set-in stains easily. This power combined with detergent makes those tough cleaning tasks effortless, and very time-efficient. Hot water & steam pressure cleaning provide much longer-lasting outcomes over any other type of cleaning service option.

As a result of the efficiency produced through hot water pressure cleaning, the working pressure (psi), the overall cleaning time, and the amount of detergent required can be reduced, even eliminated completely in many instances. 

It’s the most ideal service option in the treatment and removal of mould, mildew, algae, and bacteria. Excellent for the removal of cobwebs and insect infestation, cleaning off bat and bird-dropping also. 

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Not all pressure washers are created equal. Pressure cleaning systems are divided into two distinct categories: hot water pressure washers and cold water pressure washers.

Hot water pressure cleaning units are extraordinarily more expensive when compared to cold water pressure cleaning units, usually more than double the cost.  For this reason alone, there are far fewer operator providing hot water pressure cleaning services.

Hot water pressure washers are far more technically advanced and far more flexible than their cold water counterparts. 

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Hot water pressure cleaning is non-polluting and safe. It’s incomparably more efficient, effective, dependable and provides better outcomes for longer periods of time.

Simply, hot water makes better sense when pressure cleaning and, in most instances, does not require the use of chemicals like its cold water counterpart.

Hot water and steam can easily cut through organic contamination, oil, grease and any number of stubborn set-in stains without the use of chemicals.  

The combined efficiencies allow for a reduction of the working pressure, reduces overall cleaning time, and significantly reduces the amount of detergent required. Hot water pressure cleaning provides a broad range of options for optimising the cleaning process, while providing impressive advantages over cold water pressure cleaners.


The heating element creates an extremely power high-speed reaction that decreases surface tension of the water allowing it to soften set-in oil, grease, organic contaminants, and proteins. This increases the cleaning power, contaminant emulsification and their removal.

High temperature pressure washing is perfect for any place that demands the highest level of hygiene.

Microorganisms and other biological impurities are eliminated without the use of chemicals or disinfectants simply because the pressure washing method creates high temperature water and steam up to 155°C.

This makes this cleaning method particularly suitable for the food and beverage industry, food processing and large-scale commercial manufacturing.

The ability to remove oil, grease, organic contaminants and any number of pollutants simply using hot water and steam results in less reliance on the use of chemicals and detergents. In many instances the detergents and chemicals can be omitted entirely providing a number of advantages. It means lower operating costs which is passed onto the property owner or manager, is more effective, and is better for the environment.  

Although a cold water pressure washer is able to “mostly” achieve the required result when using chemicals and detergents, hot water and steam pressure cleaners get the job done without the use of these chemicals and detergents safer, and quicker.

Thermal weed control is the safest option for managing weeds. It’s safer for you and your family or workers, your pets, soil, pollinating insects and the environment.

Thermal weed control techniques are achieved by direct contact of hot water and steam onto the weed where temperatures above 100°C is applied for a very short period of time (a few seconds). This causes intracellular water (moisture within the plant itself) to expand and cause cell membrane rupture. Consequently, the weed will dehydrate and die.

The main reason why this method is so effective is due to the fact that water is a brilliant heat transfer mechanism. The hot water and steam produced enable a more rapid transfer of lethal heat into the cell structure of a weed. This means that the proteins change, break up and are no longer able to fulfil their functions.

The heat required to affect this process is easily achievable using our hot water pressure cleaner. Weed removal using hot water is the only chemical-free method that is capable of reaching the root system also.

We can debate all day about the most significant advantage achieved through hot water & steam pressure cleaning over cold water. Opinions will differ from person to person depending on what matters most to the individual at the time.

A cost effective service is more often than not a significant factor for anyone looking to hire a pressure cleaner.

Key factors that contribute to the overall cost effectiveness are a result in the significant reduction on the reliance of large volumes of chemicals and detergents, the 30% reduction in working times, and reduced labour costs.

When surfaces are cleaned using hot water and steam the residual heat that remains on the surface accelerates the drying time. It dries much quicker than it would if it were cleaned using cold water. The significantly reduced drying time can be an enormous advantage where time sensitive work is being performed such as in high traffic areas, places of business, public spaces, and in the food and beverage industry.

Water, also known referred to as the “universal solvent” is capable of dissolving more substances than any other liquid. However, this name isn’t entirely accurate, since there are substances such as oils that don’t dissolve well in water.

Imaging for a moment what happens if you try to wash an only pan in cold water alone. Then think about that same process only this time add to that detergent, and hot water.   

In terms of hot water pressure cleaning, emulsions can achieve a level of stability through inducing a surfactant or detergents (emulsifiers) and hot water. The use of surfactants or detergents (emulsifiers) is common in pressure cleaning when the breakdown of surface tension is required. This aids in the stabilisation of the emulsion by making the emulsification of the oily substances, soils, and pollutants (both natural & manmade) achievable.

Emulsification is the process of forcing together at least two immiscible liquids to combine in a suspension, substances like oil and water. Oil and water cannot dissolve in each other to form a uniform, homogenous solution. An emulsion happens when small droplets of one solution (oil) are dispersed throughout another (water) through force, heat, and surfactants.

Pressurised heat energy is a significant influencer that speeds up cleaning processes. Pressurised hot water and steam loosening dirt, organic material, and carbon pollutants far more efficiently and far more effectively reducing the cleaning process significantly, up to 30%.

This means that more cleaning can be completed in the same time it would if a pressure cleaner were using cold water alone, or cold water and detergents with better, longer last results.


Water when heated has faster moving molecules, this is a result of the high level of kinetic energy found in the molecules. The higher the kinetic energy in molecules the faster they will agitate the detergents and surfactants to make the removal of stains far more efficient.

The heating element creates an extremely powerful high-speed reaction that decreases the surface tension of the water allowing it to break down the oil, grease, petroleum, and organics at a molecular level far more effectively.

Water when heated expands, which means there is more space between molecules allowing more room for the detergents and surfactants.

Importantly, heating oily or greasy surfaces weakens their molecular bond so they are loosed and behave more like liquids rather than like solids. Adding surfactants or detergents adds to the equation and makes the process of their removal almost effortless.

When cleaning agents are used, they become more active throughout the process decreasing work time and importantly reducing the amount of water required to complete the pressure washing, high pressure cleaning or soft washing cleaning task.

The use of cold water in pressure washing and high pressure cleaning solely relies on the mechanical force of pressurised water to be effective, often requiring the use of harsh chemicals.

There is no argument from anyone that hot water is more effective for cleaning purposes than cold water and is considered the gold standard in pressure cleaning.

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The inclusion of hot water and steam into pressure cleaning has been a game changer.

Hot water and steam pressure cleaning is far more efficient and effective than its cold water counterpart and can be used in both soft washing and high pressure cleaning.

The hot water and steam create an incredibly powerful high-speed reaction that is capable of dissolving dirt, oils, grease, and set-in stains effortlessly. It’s particularly ideal in the treatment and removal of mould, mildew, algae, and bacteria. Great for the removal of bat and bird-dropping stains, cobwebs and insect infestation are no match for the power of hot water and steam pressure cleaning.

Hot water is non-polluting since the use of chemicals is not usually required making it safer for the environment, and for people and pets.

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Hot water pressure cleaning is at least 30% more efficient than cold water pressure cleaning. Hot water pressure cleaning has also become the preferred option  because it produces longer-lasting results.

What takes 3 hours to clean using a cold water pressure cleaner can be done in as little as 2 hours using a hot water system.

Essentially, hot water and steam driven under pressure offer a significantly enhanced cleaning ability which means they require far less, and in most cases no chemicals.

Thermal weed control is 100% toxic-free and easily the most ecologically conscious form of weed eradication from pavers.
Hot water and steam are used to transfer enormous amounts of heat and energy through the weed, causing the cell membrane to rupture right down to the root system. There is no need for any type of ‘Weed Killer,’ and it relies solely on superheated water and steam that reach temperatures of up to 155°C.

Oil, grease, dirt, and weeds can mostly always be removed using pressurised hot water, minimising the need for chemicals and other cleaning agents significantly, if not completely.

The benefits include economic savings, less chemical exposure, and protection for the environment, groundwater, gardens, lawns, and pets.


Our hot water pressure cleaning services have become synonymous with exceptional service outcomes. We have extraordinary problem-solving skills, a friendly attitude, excellent product and service knowledge, and great time management skills. We are patient and have a willingness to go above and beyond to ensure exceptional outcomes.

These traits that are essential to ensuring our customers receive truly remarkable experiences and impeccable service outcomes.

Below are some important things to consider before selecting a professional pressure cleaner.


The importance of having “current” Liability Insurance and Workers Insurance cannot be overstated.  Always check for validation and if you have any doubts whatsoever request to view the contractors’ Certificate of Currency (COC) of both Liability Insurance and Workers Insurance.

Any property owner who allows any contractor on their property is responsible for the welfare that enters onto their property.

Case in point, if a contractor attends your property to clean your roof and slips falling off your roof and injuring themself and it happens to turn out they don’t have valid insurance, then you as the property owner may be liable for medical and compensation.  

If a contractor is performing pressure cleaning services on your property and damages say, your power board (electrical supply unit) and they don’t have valid insurance, you as the property owner may be the one out-of-pocket for the repair costs.  


Hopefully, after going through some of the points outlined below you’ll have a better idea of the professionalism and commitment of the pressure cleaning company before hiring them.

Firstly, and most importantly, make sure they have both Liability Insurance and Workers Insurance.

Secondly, check to see if they have a website. This may seem inconsequential but it’s not, if they operate a website, it’s a good indication they are investing in their business and their community.

Look through the content and determine whether or not it resonates with you. Check to see if they are posting Blogs also. 

Many overnight start-ups will only have Facebook, TikTok, or Instagram accounts because there is no cost to them to set these up. If they don’t have a website this would indicate very little investment in their business. It could also mean they may not have insurance either. These are the types of red flags to look for and are certainly worth looking for.


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Pressure cleaning may seem like and easy task looking on from a distance. However, when things don’t go as planned, accidents can be shocking. Is that a risk you’re willing to take?

Pressure washing employs the use of high-pressure water jets and are extremely hazardous if not handled correctly. A trained and experienced service provider understand the nuances associated with the use of a pressure washer.

Potential damages and hazards may include flying debris, water jet cuts, damage to surfaces, fixtures, fittings, broken window and seals, damage to insect screens, chemical burns, electric shock, and serious injury to other and pets in the ‘line-of-fire’ to name but a few.

Professionals are able to identify fragile surfaces quickly and easily implementing preventative measures to ensure surface integrity and avoiding damage. For optimum performance and safety, many commercial pressure washers also include the option to modify the flow rate and pressure rate (psi). It is impossible to compare the longevity of the results, let alone the quality, with do-it-yourself pressure cleaning.

Professional pressure washers gain a great deal of expertise, know-how, and experience from past work. Their services and skills are greatly enhanced over the years which results in in greatly enhanced outcomes.

The convenience of hiring a professional pressure cleaner allows you to free up your time for other activities, or to spend with friends and family.

Professionals are trained in the safe treatment and removal of hazardous mould, mildew, algae and various other contaminants. They have direct access to commercial grade, purpose-engineered cleaning agents not available to the public that are developed to render mould, mildew, and algae harmless before safely removing it from your surfaces.

Most good pressure cleaners are actively involved in industry training through their chemical suppliers and are well versed in the appropriate chemical use, appropriate dosages, application, and cleanup.


No, absolutely not.

All quotes are obligation free regardless of the size of the job or your location.

We offer a number of ways for you to pay.

Our preferred method of payment is via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), however, you can pay in cash or using a credit card on our mobile EFTPOS Terminal (fees may apply).

Absolutely, in fact 60% of our business is for residential customers.

All our services are available to private residents, residential and commercial strata complexes, mixed-use strata schemes, government departments, civil and industrial also. We are active in schools and institutions (public and private), the petroleum industry, as shopping centres, carpark complexes, transport and infrastructure, food and beverage processing.

Yes of course, we also provide quotes on the weekends.

There is no extra charge for weekend service and certain no charge for inspecting for the purpose of providing a quote.

No, not at all.

All we need to use is your garden tap or rainwater tank water supply.

No, not at all.

A lot of the work we do is usually when people are at work and in the case of businesses, when the business is closed.

So long as any preparation required prior to the commencement of works is done you’ll not be required to be there while we are working. These precautions may include making sure all your windows are completely and properly closed, placing towels on your window ledges for old style sash windows and wind out windows, picking up your dog poop picked up before we arrive, relocating your outdoor furniture and fairly lights from the area being cleaned, ensuring there are no clothes on your clothes line, ensuring there are no vehicles impeding access etc.

While hot water does have the potential to wilt or damage your plants and lawn they wont because we take all necessary precautions to ensure your gardens and lawns remain undamaged.  

In the past 13yrs we have never had a report of damage to gardens or lawns resulting from any work we have performed.

Absolutely, grass and weeds don’t stand a chance.

The high temperature water and steam provide 100% toxic-free thermal weed treatment and control. It’s the safest and most effective method of weed control killing weeds within seconds through to the root system. The power of the water jet stream removes the grass and weeds from between the pavers which are them collected and disposed of in greens waste.

Our warehouse is located on the Central Coast, midway between Sydney (35mins) and Newcastle (45mins). We service the entire Central Coast and surrounding areas, Sydney and the Newcastle Hunter Region.

It takes longer to get from one side of Sydney to the other side of Sydney than is does for us to mobilise into Sydney.

We’ve have also worked at Brisbane Airport, the BP Refinery Bulwar Island in Brisbane, Wallerawang Power Station (Lithgow, NSW), Orange (NSW) and many other locations throughout NSW.

The cleaning power of a hot water pressure cleaning is incomparably more powerful than that of cold water, of that there is no doubt whatsoever. The science proves it but, most importantly, the immediate and long-term results prove it.

There are a number overwhelming benefits hot water offers over cold water listed above under THE ADVANTAGES OF HOT WATER PRESSURE CLEANING VS COLD WATER.

Nothing, if we estimate a job will take 1 day and for any reason it takes longer, YOU PAY NOTHING EXTRA!

Our fixed-price quotes mean whatever you’re quoted, is all you pay.

The only instance where you may be charged extra, is where you ask for extra work to be performed.

No it doesn’t, the cost for performing the work with cold or hot water is the same.

In many instance it actually works out to be more cost-effective. This may be due to the fact we don’t need to use chemicals and the fact the work is done faster using hot water because it’s far more efficient cutting through dirt and grime so much faster than cold water can.   


Here are some questions we encourage you to ask of a pressure cleaner before hiring them. If you’re uncomfortable with any of the replies, they may not be the right fit for you. We don’t expect you’ll ask them all the questions listed so please feel free to use what you feel is relevant to you, and your circumstance at the time.

Hopefully, you’ll be able to narrow down your choices and ultimately end up with the best pressure cleaner for you.

Please, do not underestimate the importance of ensuring any service provider or contractor entering your property has relevant workers insurance.

If anyone is injured on your property after seeking your express permission to perform the work you as the property owner may be liable for their medical costs and loss of income if they don’t have workers insurance. Having their own workers insurance means they will always be covered for any immediate medical and ongoing medical expenses, rehabilitation, and any loss of income.

Companies who do not have Workers Compensation Insurance typically charge much less for their services.

I have NEVER been asked this question.

It’s important you know that regardless of the product or service you are purchasing, all business’ are obligated under Australian Consumer law to provide Guarantees for their products and their services. Do not be afraid to ask the question.

It’s important you ask; “what are the terms of you Guarantee”?

At Cleanpass we offer a 100% Performance Guarantee. This guarantee is a Company Policy available to view on our website publicly. The fact we’ve taken the time to list this Policy on our website shows we are serious about our commitment to our Guarantee, unlike many others who simply offer a verbal guarantee.

A good question to ask a pressure cleaning company is whether they can show you before and after photos of work they have completed.

Beyond that, you should examine them thoroughly by either checking their Google Review and by viewing their Social Media Posts looking for comments and overall customer satisfaction.

Steer clear of any pressure cleaning company that isn’t willing to show photos of their previous work. If they’re proud of their past work they should be more than happy to share the proof with you.

A great question to ask a pressure cleaner is whether they can show you before and after photos of their work. Any pressure cleaner who is proud of their work would be more than willing to do so, they should have numerous examples of similar work proposed at your property they can show you.

It goes without saying beyond seeing their before and after photos, you should examine them thoroughly. Check out their website and read through their Blogs, also check their Social Media profiles.

Aside from viewing before and after photos, checking social media accounts and their website it’s always good to ask for references.

With this in mind be wary because company selected references don’t always tell the whole story. Follow up on the references you are given and hear directly what previous customers think directly of their service and overall customer experience.

Ultimately the single most important thing to know, and a question I’ve hardly ever been asked.

You are assuming that when you invite a pressure cleaner onto your property, they will leave it in better condition than when they arrived. After all this is the whole point of hiring a pressure cleaner, isn’t it?

It is inevitable that some mishaps will occur in the pressure washing sector and some are more serious than others. In these situations, it’s critical that businesses and the employees they employ have comprehensive insurance to protect against any liabilities or damages. To ensure that you are covered in the unlikely event that something does go wrong, find out about insurance.

It may not seem like it, but this is one of the most important questions to ask pressure cleaner. Equally as important as asking about the certifications they hold, their insurance and experience. Asking for specifics on their cleaning process is a great way to make sure a company knows their stuff, if it makes sense once it’s explained to you then the chances are they know their stuff.

Hot water pressure washing, particularly high pressure hot water and steam is far more complex than simply turning up and blasting away algae, moss and dirt with a high pressure cleaner. Thoughtless pressure cleaning is a sure way to make certain you’ll be for costly repairs in the future.

Be sure to ask if they intend to use chemicals and cleaning agents and if so, what areas of the property they’ll be used?

Also, many pressure washers do not have the capacity to adjust pressure levels and flowrates. If for instance you requires Soft Washing and requires High Pressure Cleaning of your driveway then this is going to be a problem for these types of pressure washers. If the company uses a single way to clean all surfaces, then you’re like in for a bad experience.

The importance of ensuring a company knows how to do the job you are asking them to do you’ll be much better off and likely avoid problems down the line.

This is really important in terms of expectations both for yourself and the company providing the service.

There’s nothing worse than hiring someone in good faith and paying for a certain level of service and outcomes only to be left wishing you had hired someone else.

Be clear about what your expectations are from the outset so there’s no confusion or misunderstanding. 


There are literally hundreds of instances where Hot water Pressure Cleaning may be applied to general Pressure Washing, High Pressure Cleaning, Residential Pressure Washing, Commercial & Strata Pressure Cleaning, Graffiti Removal, and Certified Weed and Seed Cleaning services.

Below is a list of industries and sub-categories showing the enormous scope and flexibility available through our hot water pressure cleaning services. 

  • Roof and Gutter Cleaning
  • Sandstone and Limestone
  • Mould, Mildew, Algae Removal
  • Pathways, Sidings and Footpaths
  • Concrete and Paved Driveways
  • Paint Stripping (not lead base)
  • Patios, Outdoor Furniture
  • Timber Decking Cleaning
  • Pools Surround Cleaning
  • Shade Sail Cleaning
  • Awnings and Eaves
  • Exterior Staircases
  • Exterior Staircases
  • House Washing
  • Fence Cleaning
  • Retaining Walls
  • Tennis Court
  • Conveyor Equipment
  • Beverage Processing
  • Canning Facilities
  • Food Processing
  • Rubbish Room
  • Loading Docks
  • Beer Gardens
  • Processing
  • Breweries
  • Abattoirs
  • Wineries
  • Foundation/Piling Machines
  • Earth Moving Equipment
  • Trenching Equipment
  • Cement Mixing Plants
  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Hydraulic Equipment
  • Drilling Equipment
  • Rubbish Trucks
  • Cement Trucks
  • Construction
  • Scaffolding
  • Immigration Detention Centres
  • Heritage Building Restoration
  • Local Government Amenities
  • Municipal Parks & Gardens
  • Waste Disposal Facilities
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Schools & University
  • Quarantine Stations
  • Corrections / Gaol
  • Zoological Parks
  • Municipal Roads
  • Factory Buildings Floors
  • Sidewalks & Footpaths
  • Car Parks (multi-level)
  •  Strata Complexes
  • Shopping Centres
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Office Buildings
  • Service Stations
  • Office Buildings
  • Retail Shops
  • Food Courts
  • Tennis Courts (hard surface)
  • Playing Fields (synthetic)
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Outdoor Equipment
  • Amusement Parks
  • Exhibition Centres
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Swimming Pools
  • Leisure Centres
  • Concert Arenas
  • Music Festivals
  • Airport Tarmac & Infrastructure
  • Aircraft Service & Maintenance
  • Boat Ramps, Wharfs & Bridges
  • Light Rail Carriages & Stations
  • Antifouling, Marinas & Ports
  • Sewerage Treatment Plants
  • Automobile Dealer Yards
  • Bus Stations & Depot
  • Railroad Freight Cars
  • Shipping Containers
  • Railway Stations
  • Nurseries & Greenhouse
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Farming Equipment
  • Milking Equipment
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Poultry Farming
  • Stables & Stalls
  • Pens & Barns
  • Aquaculture
  • Horticulture
  • Crime Scene Assault (Public Area)
  • Fire & Smoke Damage Clean-up 
  • Hoarding & Squalor Clean-up
  • Motorway Accident Clean-up
  • Motor Engine Cleaning
  • Mowing Equipment
  • Petroleum Industry
  • Grease Trap & Pit
  • Storage Bin
  • Solar Panel

Cleanpass Services provide an extensive range of pressure washing and pressure cleaning services across the entire Central Coast, Sydney and Newcastle Hunter Region.

Our operators are trained and are licensed, hold Working With Children Checks (WWWC)
and National Police Checks.

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