High-pressure cleaning is an excellent way to refresh your home and improve its curb appeal. This method uses water under pressure and special cleaners to remove dirt and grime off surfaces. Many people are amazed at the results of a pressure washing job – but it’s not meant for every surface. Let’s explore some of the areas of your home where you can use pressure washing.
What Can Be Cleaned with a High-Pressure Washer?
Pressure washing is a convenient way to clean many surfaces, and it can do a much better job than conventional methods without the extra elbow grease. The heart of the pressure washer is a pump that delivers the water at up to 4,000 PSI. They come with a range of attachments for different jobs, and there are different cleaning agents available. Here are some of the areas that you can use pressure washing to make the job of home maintenance easier.
Pressure washing is an excellent way to clean your driveway. There are special attachments available that can cover a wide area to help clean away dirt, grime and fluids that may leave stains. You’ll be surprised by how seemingly impossible stains can be blasted away to reveal a clean pavement and dramatically increasing the appearance of your home.
Weeds have a pesky habit of growing between the cracks and giving an unsightly appearance to your entranceway or patio. Moss can also grow on top of pavers, creating a slipping hazard when wet. Use a pressure washer to groom your pavers and wash away any chemicals or spills that may make them slick.
Be sure to check the compatibility of your pressure washer, surface cleaner and type of surface to avoid damage to your pavers.
The roof may be one of the most important areas that can be cleaned using a pressure washer. Leaves, sticks, and other debris can become lodged between the shingles. Eventually, these can cause damage that can lead to roof leaks or mould, destroying the integrity of your roof – and it doesn’t look good. A pressure washer can also remove stains from leaves and make your roof look new. Using a pressure washer to clean your roof can save you considerable money in the long run when compared to the cost of a roof replacement.
Exterior pressure washing can make your siding or stucco look brand new. If you were thinking of getting a new siding, save your money and consider a pressure washing job instead – many people think they need to replace their siding when it just needs a good wash. Of course, if you have brick or stucco surfaces, you’ll want to make sure they are in good shape before you have them pressure washed. Otherwise, you might end up having to have them repaired.
While you’re at it, you might also use a pressure washer to clean out your gutters, making easy work of this often-dreaded chore.
Lastly, using a pressure washer on your fences makes them look better and helps to preserve them. If you have a wooden fence, this can prevent mould from developing that can cause the wood to rot. When pressure watching your fences, you will want to make sure to use low pressure and the right detergent so that you don’t damage the material. This is an excellent way to clean your fence to prepare it for painting or applying a sealant.
Pressure washers are an excellent way to clean many areas of your home, but the best high-pressure washer models can be expensive. If this is something that you will not be using often, it might be more cost-effective to hire a professional. You also need to know which nozzles to use and how to avoid damaging services. You can take advantage of online platforms such as Oneflare to connect with local and professional pressure cleaners in your area.
Mobile Energy Australia’s range of Dynaset high pressured water pumps has the versatility to meet everyday small scale demands right through to the heavy industrial applications. Get in touch with one of our friendly team members today on (07) 3273 6803 to talk about how we can help you.