Summer is fantastic, but it can be messy. Before you know it, mildew, mud, dried grass clippings, and pretty everything cover everything in sight.
Below are some things to know all about pressure washing.
Pressure washers make outdoors cleaning faster and more efficient, requiring minimal elbow grease. Delivering much more power than garden hoses, a pressure washer allows you to blast away mud, mildew, and mold instantly.
But since not all jobs require the same level of pressure, pressure washers are adjustable to suit the job at hand.
For example, an adjustable pressure power washer has adjustable wands to alter the washer’s spray pattern according to your needs. It also features an adjustable nozzle that determines the water’s flow and pressure. You can also low pressure when applying soap or detergent to the area you wish to wash.
The same applies to an adjustable psi power washer. The maximum pressure a pressure washer can discharge is known as the PSI rating. You can adjust the rating according to your cleaning needs.
While you can handle the pressure cleaning work yourself, it would be best to hire a commercial pressure washing service to do it correctly. Besides, there are numerous affordable pressure cleaning services available. With their service, you can be sure of professional and quality cleaning.
Through normal wear and tear, most driveways attract dirt, mud, and oil stains, they could be from your household, leaves, mud from car tires or the garden beside the driveway and so many possible sources. It’s easy to ignore dirt on the driveway since you don’t spend much time there as often you’d drive in with your car and park it until the next time you’ll be leaving. Dirt can pile up to imaginary levels with stubborn stains taking root in the driveway. Whereas it is easy to sweep leaves and small debris, removing stubborn stains can prove to be difficult almost near impossible. One mistake that leads to chronic stain on driveways is as a result of roof cleaning. After cleaning up your roof, you forget to clean the area around leaving chemical water seeping on the driveway resulting in the formation of stains.
It advisable that while doing your exterior house cleaning, focus on all areas, leaving no area unattended, from roof cleaning, gutters to the driveway. But assumingly that harm is already done on your driveway, what do you do next? driveway cleaning definitely.
Using a pressure washer, you’re able to erase every trace of dirt or stain from your driveway, but first, follow these steps:
1. Clear the driveway
First and foremost, ensure your driveways are clean, remove any debris and dirt from the surface. Roof cleaning is important to avoid dirt falling back to the driveway again.
2. Cover exterior walls, windows, and doors
Using plastic sheets cover the walls and doors that are around near the driveway and reinforce the sheet with painter’s tape. This is done to protect walls and door surfaces from stain removal dirt.
3. Consult with the safety manual and degrease driveway surface
Since each pressure washer is different and unique in its assembly and application, it’s eminent you read and understand the safety manual that accompanies it. After which, you can now apply a degreaser on the driveway surface and thoroughly rub it with a strong bristled brush. Some pressure washer comes with a brushing tool, make use of it.
4. Connect a spray wand tip and attach hoses
You’ll have to select a tip suitable for washing and at the spray’s head, snap the tip into place. Attach supplied pressure washer hose to pressure washer and a water inlet, connect the water supply hose.
5. Install a detergent
Connect detergent siphon tube to pressure washer, and once that is done, the tube will automatically feed the spray wand with detergent.
6. Pressure-wash driveway
The application manual should help you in case you experience any challenge. By holding down the spray handle, pressure-wash concrete moving back and forth, side to side. Different stroking distances will bring different results, tougher stains will require you to stroke about 3 to 4 inches from the driveway surface. Apply waterproof sealer all the way from the middle to all corners of the driveway surface.
That should cover just about everything you need to clean your driveway. Don’t park your car for at least the next 24 hours. let the waterproof sealer dry completely.