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House Pressure Washing Tips

There are several things you can do to clean your house and make it look better. For starters, you can treat your mildew-prone areas with a mildewcide. You can also apply insecticide to your siding and exterior stairs. 

Pre-treat mildewed areas with mildewcide

Pre-treating mildewed areas with mildewcide before house pressure washing is a great way to keep your home looking its best. You can find brand-name mildewcide products at your local home improvement center. Use a scrub brush to pre-scrub the areas to loosen any dirt.

There are several things to keep in mind when removing mildew from your home’s exterior. For one, you should use a low-pressure water nozzle that is not aimed at you or your pets. Another tip is to keep your nozzle about six feet away from your electrical wires.

House Pressure Washing
House Pressure Washing

A good tip is to use a soft siding brush to apply the mildewcide solution. Then, spray it on the stained area and let it sit for about thirty seconds. This will help make sure the solution gets into the pores of the siding.

Pre-treat your siding with insecticide

Using a pressure washer to power wash your house will get rid of years of grime. It can remove the dirt and grime that accumulates on steel, brick, aluminum, or wood siding. However, before you start scrubbing, be sure to clean your house first. This will make cleaning much easier.

A good pressure washing technique includes using the right attachments. For instance, for steel, you’ll want to use a nozzle with a 25-degree tip. But be aware that high water pressure can rip off loose window panes and cause cracks in the walls. Alternatively, you can use an extension wand to reach higher spots.

You may also find that a utility brush is useful for getting rid of thicker layers of grime. You could also spray a mildewcide solution on the surface of the house.

Pretreat your driveway

When cleaning a driveway, you should first use a pre-treatment solution. This will remove the organic growth and dirt on your surface. Once it is clean, you can then use a degreaser to get rid of greasy stains and oil drips.

During the cleaning process, you should also clear the area of any toys or other objects. This will allow the cleaners to work more consistently. You may also want to use a tarp to cover plants and other items that may be affected by the detergents used during the pressure washing. If you have children, consider wearing goggles and a protective body suit. After applying the pre-treatment, you can then use a low-pressure spray nozzle to remove the dirt and debris. Then, you can switch to a high-pressure nozzle for rinsing.

House Pressure Washing
House Pressure Washing

Pre-treat your patio

When it comes to cleaning a patio or pressure washing, it is important to start by removing any stubborn weeds or organic growth. You can use a weed killer or a saltwater solution to begin the process. This can be purchased from a hardware store, but you can also create a mixture using household products to get the job done. Once the weeds and black spots are removed, you can then apply your pressure washing technique to the entire surface. Be sure to wear proper safety gear such as gloves, goggles, and a waterproof body suit. If the area is large, consider hiring a professional to help.

Some common stains that can be easily cleaned up include oil, black spots, grease, and lichen. Depending on the extent of the stain, you may have to repeat the process. For stains caused by oil, a heavy duty degreaser can be used to remove the oil. To remove the black spots, you can either apply a bleach product or a strong pressure washer.

Revive Power Washing
6265 Hamilton Blvd Unit 2, Allentown, PA 18106
(484) 619-0275

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