Does your home exterior get dirty often? Are you still searching for a solution on how to effectively clean this part of your home? Along with dust and dirt, the build-up of moisture can cause mold, mildew, and algae to grow on your home exterior, which can give your home an outdated appearance. Trying to wash it down with a garden hose doesn’t work very well either, and has very little impact on removing hard substances from your walls. Plus, you end up wasting a ton of water!
At T&Z we offer effective home maintenance solutions with our professional pressure washing service. This equipment lets you get rid of hardened substances much more efficiently than other cleaning methods. Since it functions like a hose, you can easily reach difficult areas and ensure its detergent cleans every inch of your home exterior.
Types of Exteriors that can be cleaned using a pressure washer
While pressure washing is extremely effective, it comes with its own set of sophisticated detergents and methods to ensure it can target all types of exteriors. Below are a few examples and tips on cleaning different types of exteriors with a pressure washer if you decide to take the task on yourself.
If you have a brick exterior, make sure to follow a three-step approach. In the first step, patched affected joints and leave them to dry for a week prior to cleaning them. Then, clean the area with water using the spray at low-pressure and ensure it is done so evenly. Next, apply the detergent and allow it to dry. When you are finished, you will notice a white, powder form which you need to scrub off using a dry brush.
If you have siding, make sure you apply your pressure washer after getting them repaired or replaced. Apply the pressure washer from a good enough distance; make sure you start from the top panel and work your way to the bottom.
Cleaning stucco is similar to cleaning brick exteriors. Begin by patching cracks on the surface and leaving them to dry for a week before applying your pressure washer. When spraying, apply the spray gun at a 45 degree angle. If you find any rust, make sure to remove it using a rust-removal solution along with a soft brush.
How to safely use a pressure washer
Safely pressure washing your home requires making sure you follow the owner’s manual safety instructions since there are considerable risks associated with using a pressure washer. Due to its high pressure, pressure washing can inflict serious wounds on people and also cause objects to be thrown away at tremendous speeds that can strike people close by.
Avoid pointing the pressure washer at yourself or others and never try moving objects with it. More importantly, you should always test your circuit breaker before using your pressure washer. Furthermore, wearing rubber-soled footwear is crucial as it can prevent you from getting electric shocks.
If you are not sure how to use a pressure washer, you can always count on professionals at T&Z to clean your exterior. Please contact us for more details on our pressure washing service.