First Pressure Washer? 3 Things It Can Be Used For

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First Pressure Washer? 3 Things It Can Be Used For

18 October 2016
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Pressure washers can be found at home improvement stores, and if you do not want to purchase one, many stores allow you to rent one for a certain amount of time. If you have never used a pressure washer before, there are many ways you can use it, three of which are listed below.

Cleaning Your Home

If your home has become dirty and dingy, it can take a lot of time to wash it using a hose and a sponge. Instead, a pressure washer can do all of the work for you. You can purchase an extension wand to attach to the water pressure hose if you have a two-story home.

The pressure washer has a nozzle attached to the end of the cleaning wand which controls the angle the water is sprayed at. In many cases a nozzle attachment will need to have an approximate 40-degree angle nozzle to clean a home.

This nozzle helps prevent you from directly spraying the water at the wall or anything else, which can cause damage due to the high water pressure. Hold the cleaning wand a few feet away from the surface as you are cleaning, or the high water pressure could cause the paint to peel. You can also use the pressure washer to clean the windows and trim.

Clean Wood Fence

If you have a wood fence, you can use the pressure washer to clean it using the same 40-degree angle nozzle. Cleaning the wood fence with a pressure washer will help reduce the need for you to use a scraper and a wire brush. If you are planning to paint the wood fence, washing it with a pressure washer first will get the surface ready so that paint, stain, and sealers will adhere to the wood much better.

Wash Vehicles

You can use the pressure washer to clean vehicles, such as cars, trucks, vans, and campers. The pressure washer cleans quickly, so you can use less water. You do need to use a higher pressure to clean vehicles, so use an approximate 25-degree tip. If you have a boat, you can use the pressure washer to clean it also.

If you plan to purchase a pressure washer, you will have the option to choose electric or gas powered. An electric would work fine if you have small areas to clean, such as decks and patios, as you will need to plug it in. A gas-powered power washer is generally more powerful when compared to the electric. 

If you'd like to have things pressure washed, but don't want to purchase or rent a pressure washer yourself, contact a company like Nothing But Clean Window Cleaning for information on their pressure washing service.