Pressure washing has been gradually gaining fame in the previous years and would become even more famous in the future. Most of the time, individuals put a lot of effort into cleaning home exteriors, grills, patios, boats, and cars. By knowing how to properly use pressure washer, you would overcome the burden and you would complete the entire task as fast as possible.
Here are several important tips for power washing.
Selecting the Tips and/or Nozzles
You must select the right tip and/or nozzle to efficiently use pressure washer. Most of the machines come with switchable spray tips that serve 2 purposes. The first one is to draw the chemical cleaner and lower the pressure. The second one is for rinsing at high pressure at various spray angles.
Only utilize pressure washer cleaning solutions and chemicals that are permitted for pressure washing use. This includes Citrus Degreaser and Super Film Remover. Citrus Degreaser is utilized for industrial cleaning and eliminating heavy grease. On the other hand, Super Film remover is primarily utilized for road film or light dirt and cash washing. Most of the pressure washers come with a detergent injector. This enables for an uninterrupted and constant flow of the cleaning solution. It might be dangerous for the pressure washer parts if you purchased illegal detergents that might not be environmentally friendly. One chemical cleaner may work great for wood, but it can harm the concrete.
Test the power of the pressure washer. The ideal way is to start aiming several feet away from any object. Bring the wand slowly to 3 up to 4 feet distance from the area you’re planning to clean. Move the wand in a sweeping motion several times and examine if the area is clean. Slowly move the wand closer to the surface (around 1 up to 2 feet) if extra cleaning is required. The reason for the slow cleaning is that pressure washers are very strong and you could damage the surface if you begin too close. You might harm the surface instead of cleaning it.
Be cautious when cleaning around light fixtures, eaves, vents, flowers, postage box, or windows. They could become damaged or break if the wand is directly aimed at them. Also, keep the nozzle aimed downwards so that you do not spray under the siding. This would avoid the collapsing of your siding. In addition to that, be careful when cleaning the window edges. Unnoticeable and small holes could leak water inside the house. Check for scratches, dents, or holes in order to avoid this.
This cleaning technique is almost the same as painting. You might begin spraying everywhere and everything if you get into it. Randomly spraying the water isn’t detailed and thorough. You would likely miss spots and you would waste a lot of time by cleaning the area again. To prevent this, try to clean using a sweeping motion, left to right. One strike should cover around 3 up to 4 feet wide area.