For this post, we are going to share seven different ways you can use a power washer.
7 Ways to Use Pressure Washers
1. Washing Commercial Properties – Power washers are an excellent method for cleaning commercial buildings. The exterior of your building has a big impact on how customers view your business. Making a great first impression and having your building look impeccable will help to do this.
2. Cleaning Fences – Pressure washing a vinyl fence is quite simple when using a safe pressure rate. Wooden fences require more expertise, as they can be damaged if you get the pressure rate wrong. A power washer will help to speed up the process as long as you use the right cleansers.
3. Wash Patios and Walkways – A pressure washer is also the best way to clean patios and walkways as grime and other contaminants can amass over time and put a heavy toll on the surfaces. By using a pressure washer you will be able to thoroughly clean these surfaces in a more efficient way than hand scrubbing them.
4. Washing Decking – If you are considering repainting or staining your decking, power washing will remove general dirt, grime, algae, sunspots and any other contaminants. Once you have cleaned your decking it could require sanding or replacing boards.
A routine maintenance wash will help to keep your decking protected from the elements and looking great. Having your deck washed annually will also lengthen the time between repainting and staining.
5. Treating Roofs – While you may think using a pressure washer on a roof could be risky, if you use a soft wash technique it will rinse dirt away. This helps to treat for algae and other harmful living organisms.
As algae colonies accumulate on and inhabit the surface of your roof, they can dine on the limestone filler and cause deterioration of shingles. Roof treatments help to remove algae, moss and lichens from your roof which allows it to achieve its full lifespan.
6. Clean Concrete – Concrete is porous like a sponge. Dirt, grime and a number of other contaminants permeate the surface which causes unattractive stains. While power washing is ineffective for oil and rust stains, it will work well for the contaminants we have already mentioned.
Britclean would advise sealing your driveway and other concrete surfaces after the wash. Moisture can be problematic for concrete during the winter as the water expands when it freezes. This causes strain underneath a concrete surface and will lead to cracking, chipping and pitting. A penetrating sealer soaks into the concrete, strengthening it from within and creates an invisible layer of defence against excess moisture.
7. Wash House Siding – Washing your house is one of the best uses of a pressure washer, as with commercial properties this is the most cost-effective way to clean the exterior surface.
Airborne algae can find its way to the sun-deprived north side of a property. Algae feed on organic material, leaving behind an unpleasant green-brown residue. If this is left untreated, algae can become embedded within the siding which causes permanent stains. Algae will migrate underneath the siding if it is allowed to colonize long enough and it will eventually soil and damage the underlying plywood.
Britclean would recommend using a pressure washer on your home once per year.
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