Posted in Blog  
  on Oct 07, 2013

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!

Related

5 Landlord Forms that Every Landlord Should Have

When it comes to being a landlord, one should know that it is not for the unprepared individual. This should be clear that being a landlord does not simply mean that you will be taking the rent and... More


Landlord Obligations: The Responsibilities of a Landlord

Becoming a landlord is a major deal and no one can simply get up and think, “well, yes I think I should be a landlord and rent out my flat.” If you are thinking that you would like to be a landlord,... More


The Best Landlord Forums

Landlords and aspiring landlords, do not become as such, without guidance and advice. There is a lot that goes into being a landlord nowadays; in fact, there is so much to learn that it often confuses... More


The Biggest Landlord Problems and How to Fix Them

Renting out an apartment or a house can become a constant revenue source for landlords, but at the same time, it gives rise to several problems. It is a fact that high standards, a strict lease... More


Landlord Tenant Disputes

If you are currently thinking of becoming a landlord only because it helps you have a constant stream of income, you should think twice. It’s not that you should not consider offering your property... More


List of Landlord and Rental Property Tax Deductions

When it comes to paying taxes, most individuals have no idea that they may be paying so much without needing to do so. The same goes for landlords. Why should you or any other landlord be paying more... More


Landlord Advertising Guide: Marketing Your Properties

When you own a rental business and start it from scratch, you know how important it is for your business to reach the people it matters to most. How else would your business flourish and blossom? It... More


How to Handle Tenants from Hell

For a landlord, it is of immense importance to ensure that they only let a qualified tenant to move in. It is however every landlord’s nightmare when they get tenants from hell who make the tenancy... More


Explanation of Tenant at Sufferance

There are many terms and concepts used in the realms of landlording, and when it comes to learning everything in the property business, most aspiring property owners find them in trouble. Most... More


Handling a Tenant Breaking the Lease Agreement

Not all tenants are alike; some of them are good, others are from hell. That’s why one should know the right way to deal with bad tenants. They can be troublesome in the sense that they can damage... More