How to Pressure Wash a House?
Pressure washing your house can help you get rid of stubborn stains and grease that might make your house look dull. It helps to brighten your apartment and liven the atmosphere. It helps to present your apartment with a nice appeal.
Before you start pressure washing your apartment, you must take the necessary precautions. Also, read the safety manual for the pressure washer to know how to properly handle it and if there is anything special pay attention to it. Also, ensure you have all the cleaning products and materials in place before you start, so you have an uninterrupted job.
If you have all these ready, let’s go into the guide to see how to properly pressure wash your house
1. Cover surrounding vegetation and seal doors and windows
Protect surrounding vegetation, plants, gardens, and lawn from chemicals by covering them with drop cloths or plastic sheeting. Also, close your windows and doors, and duct tape or cover with plastic sheeting to prevent any leakage of the chemicals. Ensure you seal all sheeting/cloths with duct tape.
2. Prepare the solution
Mix the chemicals you bought with a sufficient amount of water – according to the manufacturer’s manual. Add bleach to it in the ratio of 1:9, then lot into the power washer.
3. Fit the pressure washer with hose and the right nozzle
Set up the pressure washer according to the manufacturer’s manual. Set the pressure properly and check for other necessary information. Attach one end of the hose to the pressure washer’s hose mount, and the other to the spigot to fill it up.
4. Wash your house
Adjust the force of the pressure washer depending on the surface being washed. Remember to wash from top to bottom, and if needed attach an extension so you’ll be able to extend to higher floors. It’s always advisable to use a scaffold compared to ladders for safety reasons. Use the scaffold according to the manufacturer’s manual
5. Don your goggles and do a pressure wash test on the area you scrubbed.
Put on the safety goggles and keep them at a distance. Then, turn on the pressure washer. If this distance allows you to remove dirt without damage, maintain it. If dirt isn’t coming off, move a bit closer stopping at intervals to gauge the cleaning power and check for damage. Continue to work from the most effective distance.
6. Power wash the scrubbed section from top to bottom.
After establishing a distance from the siding, start power washing from the top of the scrubbed section. Start with the overhangs and gutters and work your way down. Reach up as high as you can, tilting the sprayer angle at 45-degree to prevent water from reaching the siding.
STEP 7: Repeat Steps the process till you’ve washed the whole house.
Repeat the processes 4 through 6 for every other section of the house till they’re all done. Now, discard the duct tape, remove the drop cloths, and store the pieces of equipment and chemicals properly. and if you want to paint your house, wait for at least 2 days for the exterior to dry.
Pressure washing your house regularly helps to boost the appeal it provides. It doesn’t cost a lot and with an effort on your part, you can get it going.