Pressure Washing Tips and Information

The best and most practical procedures when using pressure washing equipment

Great pressure washing tips and information, along with solid equipment, can help you clean the exterior of your home, removing years of grime, dirt, and even mold away from most material. Exterior siding, brick, masonry, roof shingles, and more, can be cleaned with this method.

The trick is to know how much pressure to apply (the rate of how fast water moves through the nozzle) on to the surface.

Another important aspect, is the type of cleaning agent you use (when mixed with water) to remove all that grime. Be sure to always use bio-degradeable cleanser, as it is easy on the plants and grass surrounding your home.

It's important to note that it's not the high psi (pressure per square inch) number that does the work, in the end, it's the cleaning agent, in combination with water volume that determines how successful you are in removing crud fom any surface

If you are cleaning, for example, some aluminum siding, you may think to yourself, "I'll just turn up the psi". Well, that will result in an uneven, blotchy pressure washer job at best. You'll be doing more harm than good.

Practice a little bit by turning down the pressure at first (around 1000 psi), and proceed up from there if you need to. Then, let the cleaner do the work.

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As for what type of washer to use? There are many good washers to choose from, but I think the following two are best for residential use. They are:

* electric motor

* gas engine

Both offer excellent power because either type can generate anywhere from 1000 psi to 6000 psi. When choosing one or the other, be concerned with the noise factor, as well as cost to run the equipment.

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