Everything Important to Know About Having Your House Pressure Washed
When it comes to doing routine maintenance on your home, one important step you should not overlook is pressure washing. Pressure washing is a process that removes long caked-on debris, stains, and dirt. Pressure washing can be done DIY with a machine at your home, or, you can hire a professional service to come pressure wash your home for you. If you are considering cleaning the exterior of your home using a pressure washer, make sure you learn all of these important things first.
You can pressure wash many surfaces.
Many people just think about pressure washing their driveway or the siding of their home. In reality, however, there are many surfaces around your home that can benefit from a pressure washing. Some of the surfaces that you can pressure wash include:
- Concrete (sidewalks, driveways, walkways, etc.)
- Siding (vinyl, aluminum, etc.)
- Stucco (walls, home exterior, etc.)
- Outdoor furniture (non-painted wicker, metal, etc.)
- Stone (walls, sculpture, home exterior, etc.)
If you are not sure whether something outside of your home can be pressure washed, consult with a professional company like AllShine Services who can guide you.
Avoid pressure washing wood.
If you have wooden structures around your home, especially if they are painted, you want to avoid pressure washing them. Pressure washing painted wood tends to remove the paint. Also, wood tends to erode and break down over time, especially when it gets wet. While one pressure washing won’t ruin the wood, multiple pressure washing rounds may cause permanent damage to any wooden structures.
Cover nearby objects.
Objects near pressure washers can accidentally get sprayed while washing and become damaged. So, to protect fragile things like plants and gardens, make sure you cover them with a plastic cover or tarp. Protecting your garden and other items with plastic will ensure they don’t get hurt while the rest of your property gets cleaned.
Choose the Right Size and Strength Pressure Washer
Pressure washers come in different strengths and sizes. They vary based on engine size and the strength of the pressure of the water stream they admit. You’ll need different size and strength pressure washers for different surfaces. Check out this helpful guide from Best Pick Reports to figure out the right pressure washer for the job, or consult with a pressure washing expert and let them pick the machine that will do the best cleaning for you.
Pressure washers can be electric or gas.
The engine of a pressure washer can be powered by two different sources: electricity or gas. There are pros and cons to each. A gas pressure washer doesn’t require an electricity source. It can deliver higher water pressure than an electric power washer. On the other hand, electric power washers are usually smaller and lighter than gas pressure washers. That makes them more portable. They also tend to be quieter than gas pressure washers. This can be good if you want to get a job done in the early morning or into the evening, or if you will be running the machine for a long time and don’t want the machine to bother neighbors (or your own ears!)
If you think you are ready to arrange for a pressure washing for your home, get in touch with the experts at AllShine Services. Our expert technicians can decide which surfaces around your property can benefit from a pressure washing. Then, we can come out to your home and get started making it look sparkling new.
If you have any questions about pressure washing, reach out to us today on our contact page. We are happy to talk to you about your specific needs, as well as any specific concerns you might have about the process or the surface. Alternatively, if you want to know how much it will cost you to have a pressure washing at your Dallas home, we can give you a price estimate. That way, you can have a good idea how much a pressure washing will cost you before we get started.