Cleaning Your Home Exterior with Pressure Washing

Cleaning Your Home Exterior with Pressure Washing

As a homeowner, it is important that you keep the exterior of your house properly cleaned and maintained in order to ensure its longevity. The outside areas of your house are exposed to much harsher elements and weather conditions that the inside, so it naturally takes more time to clean it. The best way to thoroughly clean the exterior of your home is with pressure washing.

Cleaning hard surfaces with a pressure washer takes only a fraction of the amount of time it takes to scrub by hand. A pressure washer utilizes a high pressure nozzle to spray water out at high speeds. The force of the water hitting the surface is strong enough that is easily knocks away oil, dirt, grime stains, mold, and mildew.

Before you pressure wash your home, you should protect light fixtures, small plants, and any breakable items around the house with plastic bags, drop cloths, and duct tape. Inspect the walls to see if there are any missing boards, broken windows, or insulation that needs replacing to avoid spraying water into your home. Remember that pressure washing devices are powerful and have a 1500 – 3000 psi capacity. Water damage can be catastrophic even at low pressure spraying, so to prevent damage, you need to make sure that the pressure you apply is not too intense. Keep a safe distance and do not wash surfaces too closely.

Cindy Daniel
Oklahoma City Real Estate


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