Most of us are aware of the importance of interior cleaning, but we sometimes fail to realize how important it is to clean the house’s exteriors as well properly. As a homeowner, you need to understand that the exterior is what your visitors will first see when they visit your house.
If you observe that your house has excessive moss and mildew growth, it is time to do something about it. It doesn’t only make your home look less attractive, but the dirt, grit, grime, mold, and mildew can also quickly mar or damage your house siding and masonry. The best way to ensure that your house will retain its aesthetic appeal is to pressure wash your house exterior.
What Is Pressure Washing?
A pressure washer is a piece of equipment that uses water that is directed through a high-pressure nozzle. The high-pressure water will be used to easily get rid of mold and mildew from your house exteriors. Cleaning hard surfaces with a pressure washer will only take a few minutes and it doesn’t need to take a lot of hard work. Not only will pressure washing get rid of oil, dirt, and grime stains, it can also remove and prevent mold and mildew growth from proliferating.
You need to understand that mold and mildew growth can lead to various health problems, including asthma, allergies, and poor overall health. To that end, pressure washing can help you deal with this problem and create a healthier home environment for you and your family.
Tips And Tricks
If you think that you cannot handle using a pressure washing equipment, you can always consider employing professionals. A professional knows how to properly use a pressure washer and they can easily clean your house exteriors without the fear of damage and injury. If you choose to take on the pressure washing project, here are a few tips and tricks you should keep in mind.
1. Know what can be washed with a pressure washer. Keep in mind that this equipment uses high pressure water to clean hard surfaces; thus, it can potentially damage your house exteriors if it is not handled correctly. With that said, you need to know what can and can’t be washed using this equipment. Basically, you can clean bricks and wood sidings. To prevent damage, you need to ensure that the pressure you apply is not too intensive, and keep distance. Do not wash the hard surface too closely.
2. Use just enough power. Pressure washers offer different range of forces from 1,500 to 3,000 pounds per square inch. If you are only considering pressure washing a small part of your home with light pressure, you can choose equipment with 1,500 PSI. For heaver tasks, you will need to use a stronger pressure.
3. Start washing from the top. You need to start washing from the top and make your way down. In doing so, the dirt will flow down, and you won’t have to go back and forth to ensure that all the dirt and grime are removed. Washing from the top will help save time and energy.
You need to be aware though that after cleaning the exterior walls of your house, the dirt, grime, and debris will end up on your porch or deck; thus, you also need to clean this area. Start close to the wall and gradually push all the dirt and debris away into your yard.