A pressure washer is a great cleaning tool for all-around your home and yard, that is if it is used properly and safely.
Always read, understand, and follow the pressure washer instructions.
It is also a good idea to wear protective goggles, closed-toe shoes, and long sleeves to protect yourself from the possibility of direct spray.
Pressure washers are a good option for cleaning the outside of your home, using 80 percent less water than a garden hose and with far more power.
Choose your Nozzle
Be sure to use the correct high-pressure nozzle when cleaning wood surfaces with a pressure washer to avoid damaging them. It is a good idea to test wash a small hidden area first.
It’s also very important that you use the right nozzle when cleaning house siding or you can quickly damage it. The 15-degree nozzle is the best choice for siding and similar surfaces.
How to Clean Siding
It is best to start at the top and work your way down when cleaning siding. Ensure that the nozzle is at least three to four feet away from the siding and move it constantly to avoid damaging it.
Cleansing Mildew & Grime
Use a Pressure Washer and an all-purpose detergent to easily remove mildew and grime from hard-to-clean surfaces. First, attach the low-pressure detergent nozzle. Then apply the detergent, starting at the bottom and working your way up.
Replace the detergent nozzle with a high-pressure nozzle before rinsing, and then rinse in the opposite direction, from top to bottom, to eliminate streaking. You must thoroughly rinse the entire area after applying the detergent to the surface. Do not allow the detergent to dry on the surface after application.
It is very important to never point the gun at any person or pet when using your pressure washer and to never allow children to play around a pressure washer when it is in use.
After turning off the pressure washer, always release any pressure by squeezing the trigger before disconnecting the hoses and nozzles.