Pressure washing is a cheap, fast, and easy way to improve the look of many household items. Correctly using a pressure washer can take items from looking old, dirty, and dingy to looking new in no time. Pressure washers are generally used to clean the exteriors of buildings, sidewalks, and other items. What can you pressure wash?
Home exteriors like vinyl siding and brick can be brought back to looking like new when pressure washed. When pressure washing a house with vinyl siding, it’s important to make sure that water doesn’t go beneath the vinyl siding, as that can cause moisture issues. Be sure to not spray water into electrical outlets, and keeping the spray wand at least six feet away from the electrical wires is important for safety. Gloves and eye protection can be very helpful tools to protect you from flying debris when pressure washing the exterior of your home.
Driveways and garage floors can become covered in dirt, oil, and grime, leaving them looking grungy. Spraying garage floors and driveways with a degreaser can be very helpful for loosening up the contaminants. For tough stains, you can scrub the degreaser into the concrete using a stiff brush or pressure washing attachment tool. Let the degreaser sit on the driveway according to the manufacturer’s directions, and then pressure wash off to reveal a clean, oil-free surface.
Pressure washing wood decks and patios can be very important not just for aesthetics, but also for safety reasons as well. When wood gets covered by dirt and mildew, it can become very slippery, causing it to be a safety hazard because someone could slip and fall, hurting themselves. Be sure to use the correct nozzle for wood and hold it far enough away from the deck to not cause damage to the wood itself. After pressure washing the wood, you can apply a wood stain and sealant for extra protection to the wood.
Pressure washing stairs and walkways can improve the look in just a few minutes. Curb appeal is so important, especially when selling a house, and first impressions are everything. Taking a few minutes to pressure wash stairs and walkways is a fast and inexpensive way to improve curb appeal very quickly. If you’ve got a paver walkway that has sand in between pavers, it’s important to be very careful when pressure washing, as you can pressure wash out all the sand between the pavers, causing the bricks to shift.
Wood, vinyl, and plastic outdoor furniture and equipment can become weathered with dirt, grime, and mildew over time, looking gross and uninviting. Outdoor furniture should be inviting to guests, but when it’s dirty, no one wants to sit on it. Hand washing and scrubbing can take more time and muscle, so pressure washing is where it’s at. It uses less water than hand washing, is fast, and can even be a fun time in the summer when it’s very hot out.
If your house, driveway, garage, fence, or other outdoor areas need to be cleaned, Beyond Maids has got you covered. We serve our neighbors in the communities of Commack, Dix Hills, Suffolk, and Nassau, New York. We can help you with all your cleaning needs from the inside out. Give us a call to schedule your appointment today!