5 Home Uses for a Power Washer

5 Home Uses for a Power Washer

Do You Feel The Power?

Oh yes, it’s that time again! Let’s get the preparation underway and put the power washer through its paces. Whether you are cleaning out the fall leaves from gutters, removing oil from the driveway, or preparing for painting the or staining the deck there are a few things to keep in mind. Let the potential of your power washer be unleashed!

Ready, set, go! Wait. Before this forceful stream of water is discharged make sure you are standing in a sturdy position. After all, you want to wash your intended target and not the neighbor’s laundry on the line. Standing with legs about shoulder width apart, knees bent, and both hands on the nozzle will allow for better control of this device.

Speaking of nozzles, you will want to assess the scope of the project and then choose the appropriate size to achieve the desired results. Are you working in a wide area such as the side of a house? Are you concentrating on a smaller more specific area that requires a finer stream of water? Whatever the purpose, choosing the correct width of nozzle will determine the outcome of your task. It’s kind of like using a paint brush; smaller is for more intricate areas and larger is for broader coverage.

As tempting as it might be, this is not the way to wash the family pets! Actually, the water has enough force to damage skin, on animal or people. While we are talking safety, sturdy eye wear is strongly recommended.

Caution should be exercised when selecting the appropriate cleaner. This type of cleaning apparatus uses an all-purpose solution which is designed specifically for these machines. The formulas are comprised of biodegradable product and many have grease cutting agents. Rather than attempting to mix your own solution and risk damaging the washer, it is advisable to purchase the cleaner at the location where the washer was purchased. Smaller scale items should be fixed and fastened before applying washer. Items such as skateboards or other light weight out-door gear may be damaged due to the velocity of water. Stick to larger items such as wooden play-sets or heavy duty sheds.

Additionally, make certain to read the enclosed material. This simple step will save time and prevent damage. You may even find suggestions for other applications and uses. Keep in mind that there are different types of power washers available. Options include, Power washers that run on gas, fuel oils and electricity are available and prices generally begin at $100 for a basic model and all the way up to $5000 for higher end, professional models.

Now that you have followed these guidelines you are ready to get started. Welcome each season with a cleaning project. Enjoy the results as you put the power washer through its paces and unleash its potential!
Posted on Oct 07, 2013


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