Do you own a pressure washer? If not, you should go buy one right now. They have so many uses! The pressure washer is a device that can help you a lot in cleaning certain inaccessible areas of the house or those that are so dirty that you do not know how to clean.
When we talk about pressure washing, we refer to the cleaning that is done with the help of an Industrial Washer. This cleaning can be done by ourselves or a professional expert in the field.
External house washing is something that many homeowners should know because you have probably seen one of your neighbors be able to wash a part of your property at some time. We all like to have a clean and impeccable garden and one way to make sure that the exterior of your home looks wonderful is the use of advanced washing techniques with special tools.
Why should you pressure wash your home?
- It helps you clean a terrace or a wall
This is perhaps the best-known use of the high-pressure cleaner. It is, indeed, a real asset to save time during the maintenance of outdoor facilities: terrace, yard, low walls or swimming pool walls (for high-pressure cleaners operating with hot water).
Concrete, stone, tile, almost all surfaces can withstand the jet of the cleaner. Some accessories, such as the rotating brush, or the aptly named terrace cleaner (a propeller covered with a small hood), are specially designed for outdoor floors.
Warning! The pressure washer is absolutely forbidden for solid wood decks. In the same way, avoid directing the jet towards the joints of the slabs of the terrace, it could damage them definitively.
- It helps you unclog a pipeline
If you’re tired of cleaning down the gutters and drains in your home, the high-pressure cleaner is for you. Some are indeed sold with special kit pipes (which are also available for sale separately).
This set contains a flexible rigid pipe, as well as a very short, multi-jet specific nozzle, which allows the hose to sneak into the pipe. With the Jets facing the back, the horse moves forward and unclogging the pipe by removing dirt. Effective, this system is however reserved for regular maintenance and light plugs.
- It helps you in dusting a roof or a path
On the shady side of the roof of the house, quietly grow moss! Again, the high-pressure cleaner is an ally, to defeat the roof without twisting the neck. By pointing the jet down (never under the tiles or slates of course), you clean the roof without damaging it. The high-pressure cleaner can even be used to spray an antifoam after cleaning.
Likewise, a paved path in your garden, or the staircase leading to it, is a paradise for mosses. Beware, however, of reconstituted stone slabs that the jet of the high-pressure cleaner could attack.
- It helps you sand the metal elements
Some brands of high-pressure cleaner equip their devices with a blast kit. The principle is to mix sand with water, and to protect the mixture under high pressure, to clean even more deeply the dirty surfaces. To this kit should be added special sand for sanding.
This rather radical technique is very practical for metal elements, such as garden grilles or the gate. Sandblasting, for example, eliminates rust and paint residue, before repainting a gate.
But you can also sand a facade, a garden wall or a painted wall to strip it. Attention, all the same, to avoid the joints, which would not support the radical treatment!
- It helps you clean a bay window
The jet of a high-pressure cleaner, in itself, will not clean a surface as smooth as a window. On the other hand, some accessories sold with high-pressure devices are perfectly suitable for window cleaning.
A triangular brush, coupled with a special maintenance product for the windows, will work wonders on the windows, glass conservatories and other windows of the house. A flat nozzle and squeegee, installed on the extension handle of the high-pressure cleaner, will put the final touch to shine the windows.
- Get brand new doors
The exterior doors (entrance, back and garage) usually gather dirt, especially when they have several reliefs, so the use of the pressure washer is completely recommended to remove all traces of dust and even make them look like they have just been purchased.
- You can clean the tarp pool before storing
Canvas pools (and inflatables) are a topic, especially to clean them. When you use it all summer and it’s time to store it, you know that you have to clean it perfectly so it does not get ruined during the winter. Your pressure washer is the most suitable for this task, especially for the outside, which was supported on the ground for months.