In terms of home cleaning, you’re probably well familiar with typical home cleaning — you have to clean the floors (vacuuming or otherwise), take care of leaves if you have them, and other things — but how often do you think about actually cleaning your home exterior?
In terms of efficiency, you have to hand it to the might of power washing for getting grime and dirt off of your home in a short period of time — but of course, even something as seemingly simple as power washing can be a bit tricky if you don’t come prepared to do it.
The first thing that you should know about power washing your home exterior is that distance is just about everything when it comes to cleaning — and if you are too close, it will be the worst thing.
If you are too far from the surface that you’re trying to wash, you’re certainly not going to do much of a good job washing but at the very least you’re not going to be possibly damaging the surface.
Going too close, on the other hand, could very well cause irreparable damage to the surface — so it is absolutely better to be a little too far and then approach slowly just so that you can correct in the right way — and not to maybe go overboard and then cause damage the surface.
When it comes to using your power washer, one of the ways that you can change the way that the washer works is to use one of the many colored tips that are included with the washer.
The tips have basically the same color scheme no matter who makes your particular washer but what you should know is that it goes from most powerful and concentrated washing to least powerful and concentrated.
In terms of safety, the best thing that you could do for yourself is to start out with the tip that is less powerful and concentrated and work your way up — if you start off overly strong you could easily punch a hole in something you’re trying to clean.
As well as a power washer will wash your home exterior, it’s a good idea to also make use of soap in order to better clean.
Though soaps will clean a home exterior quite well, you should check to see that they’re not going to possibly cause any harm to plants in the area of your home and if so, how you could protect said plants.
It’s often the case that just by covering the plants with a plastic sheet after spraying them with water, it goes a long way in keeping the plants safe.
The power washer can be one of the strongest tools you have for cleaning the exterior of your home but if you are not careful with it, it could easily do some real damage to your property and possibly you.
Indeed, people have been sent to the hospital for not having some care with their power washers — it can quite easily rip apart clothing and more and so it is quite important to be very careful where it is aimed.
Lastly, the thing you should absolutely do before you even plug in your power washer for the first time… or gas up your gas washer (those also exist) is to read the manual!
Cover to cover, the average manual for a power washer is no more than twenty pages, and you should read all of them — it’s good information!