Tips On Effective Pressure Washing Techniques
Over time, dust builds up your house exposing you to health risks and ruining the beautiful look of your house. During wet weather, mud, leaves, and mildews can also be growing on the roof and walls. Pressure washing can remove all this dirt easily and fast. Here are a few tips for efficient washing with a pressure washer.
Pressure is everything in this kind of cleaning. You have to have enough gush to dislodge dirt. A compact, lightweight washer with a flexible horse is appropriate for domestic use. However, for industrial cleaning, you need a more powerful washer.
Most machines are color coded to indicate the force and narrowness of the sprout used to dispense water. The white nozzle dispenses the water at 40 degrees, green at 25 degrees, yellow at 15 degrees and red when not dispensing. The black nozzle is used for dispensing the detergent.
Spray an inconspicuous area to test the pressure before working in more visible areas. This helps you adjust the nozzle accordingly to clean the wall thoroughly and not harm the wall when directing the jet at a point on the wall.
Always use the lowest pressure nozzle that produces the broadest jet of the water and detergent. Spray at an angle to clean a large area. This jet is able to dislodge the dirt and not cut into the surface. Be careful when cleaning delicate walls and asphalt shingles not to cut into them.
Do not spray a jet of water under such vertical surfaces as lap sliding. In addition, do not spray into the attic vents, electric outlets, soffit vents, light fixtures, and air conditioning equipment.
During the winter period, use the pump preservative to protect it from corrosion and freezing. After use, do not store the machine with unspent water. Drain the pipe and rinse off the exterior before storing off.