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5 Pressure Washing Tips for Your Home

August 25, 2021

5 Pressure Washing Tips for Your Home

Has the siding of your home been looking a little dirty these days? Does your deck need a refresh for the summer? Is your driveway looking gross and dirty? Is there moss growing on the roof of your shed? Sounds like you need pressure washing! Pressure washing is a quick and easy way to effectively remove any dirt, gunk, debris, or grease on any surface. Here at Beall Contracting, we offer a wide variety of handyman services such as pressure washing.

Pressure washing is a lot trickier than people think – you have to be careful of what areas of your home’s exterior that you spray since the water pressure is very, very high. You can just spray the entire exterior of your home, you have to avoid windows or any cracks or damage to your home’s siding. When it comes to pressure washing your home, your shed, your driveway, your deck, or anything else you want to be cleaned, it’s always the best option to leave it to Beall Contracting!

If you’re feeling brave and want to try it out for yourself, here are our top tips for pressure washing your home…

5 Pressure Washing Tips for your Home

1.  Use the right nozzle & pressure
There are different nozzles you can use when pressure washing your home, and different levels of pressure for the water coming out. You want to make sure you have your machine on the right settings before getting started. Beall Contracting always recommends starting with a lower water pressure until you get comfortable with pressure washing. You can play around with the different nozzles and use whichever one you feel most comfortable with.

2.  Test your cleaners
When it comes to pressure washing your home, what kind of cleaning liquid or soap you use makes a difference. Some cleaners can strip the color of your siding and obviously, you want to avoid that at all costs. We recommend testing out your cleaner on a small section of your home and letting it sit for a couple of minutes before you move on and do the entire home.

3.  Wear the right equipment
Pressure washing involves a very high amount of water pressure, so make sure to wear protective glasses, clothing, and make sure to wear something that will protect your ears from loud noises. When using a pressure washer, debris and water can spit towards you, so you always want to be safe.

4.  Spray in even lines
When pressure washing your home or anything else, you want to make sure you are spray in straight, even lines. You also don’t want to overlap any of your lines due to water staining and marks.

5.  Do a test run
If you’ve never used a pressure washer before, you always want to perform a short test run before doing your entire home. You’ll want to play around with different nozzles, different water pressures, and different techniques. If pressure washing isn’t done properly, you can end up causing a lot of damage to your home.

If you’re looking for a professional handyman who can provide you with pressure washing services, give Beall Contracting a call today for more information!