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8 Areas in Your Home You Can Clean with a Pressure Washer

Whether you buy your pressure washer or rent one from a local hardware store, it's an incredibly effective instrument for eliminating built-up filth and algae off the exterior of your home and other outdoor surfaces. Few things are more rewarding than seeing a pressure washer blast away built-up dust and debris from outdoor surfaces—it can even be relaxing.

Always read the directions before using a pressure washer, and make sure you're using the proper nozzle for the job. Are you ready to clear the rubble with your blaster? This article lists down the top eight areas in your home to clean with a power washer.

1. Siding

A good power washing session is in order if your vinyl siding has become discolored or filthy. Just make sure the pressure washer is set to a lower psi (pound-force per square inch) to avoid damaging your siding. You can also pressure-wash wood or aluminum siding, but be careful not to dent aluminum siding or splinter or chip paint off the wood siding.

2. Driveway

Sticky shoes, pounding rain, leaking vehicle fluids, and dust stirred up from surrounding highways can all cause the driveway to become muddy and mottled and can even weaken it over time. Start pressure-washing at the top of the driveway and work your way down to the apron to remove accumulated dirt and oil.

3. Garage Floor

Even if you aren't always tinkering in your garage, the floor is likely stained with oil stains and debris accumulated over time. Apply a degreasing solution to the floor and use the pressure washer on a low setting to clean it. Allow the solution to sit for a few minutes (per the manufacturer's directions), then rinse it off on a higher setting.

4. Deck

Not only will staining or painting your deck improve the appearance of your home, but it will also extend the life of these materials. If you want your decking to endure longer, you should pressure wash, condition, and stain it. To entirely transform the aesthetic of your home, consider using a different color of paint or stain.

5. Fences

A beautiful wood or vinyl fence can provide a lot of curb appeal to your property, but it can also accumulate a lot of muck, mildew, and algae over time. Whether you're putting your house on the market or want to give it a spring makeover, a pressure-washing may provide your fence a new lease on life. To avoid splintering and other damage, use a lower setting for softer woods; hardwoods and plastic are able to withstand more pressure.

6. Outdoor Furniture

If you don't have the space to put your outdoor furniture in the garage or a shed over the winter, it'll likely look a little shabby come April. Before the grilling season begins, give your patio furniture a refresh with a low-pressure wash—but first, test a small, inconspicuous area to ensure you don't harm the surface.

7. Garbage Containers

Meat leftovers, past-their-prime vegetables, and other odorous trash can make your garbage cans smell awful. While it may be tempting to put off this duty, you must finally clean them. Make quick work of the job by applying detergent and then rinsing it off with a low-pressure washer, ideally with a scrub brush attachment.

8. Gutters

Gutters are responsible for directing water away from your home's roof and foundation efficiently and safely. If you don't clean your gutters regularly, you risk flooding and water damage, which can cause significant damage to your home. By lightly removing the debris, branches, and other impurities that may block your gutters using a pressure washer, you may restore the safe operation of your property. This step might help you save a lot of money on roof repairs and damage restoration.

Wrapping Up

These are just a few of the various cleaning chores you may do with your pressure washer to improve the look of your home's exterior. Keep in mind, however, that effective pressure washing can come with a steep learning curve and inexperienced individuals may do harm to their own property if they aren’t careful. For the best and most time-effective clean, work with the experts.

You want to go the additional mile for curb appeal to make an excellent first impression. For quality residential pressure washing in Birmingham, AL, employ the services at Absolute Cleaning Solutions. Contact us to request a quote!

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