Pressure Washing Your Home's Exterior
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Pressure Washing Your Home’s Exterior

Whether you live right beside a busy street or deep within a quiet tree-lined neighborhood your house’s façade will still collect grime and dirt over time. Homes situated in the metropolis tend to collect dust and dirt faster than homes in suburban areas. Nonetheless, dust buildup is a common occurrence in all houses regardless of where your house is located owing to the fact that the exterior part of your home is chronically exposed to external elements. However, just because your house is subject to dirt buildup doesn’t mean you’re just going to sit there and watch your beautiful home look dull and obsolete as years go by. There is a way to keep your house looking fresh and new even if you’ve been living in it for decades – the answer is pressure washing.

Investing in a reliable pressure washer is one of the best ways to preserve your home’s splendor but be warned, before you use it, make sure you know what you are doing. Pumping out high-pressure water and aiming the force directly at your home’s exterior without doing prior research can cause minor to major damage. If you’re new to pressure washing this post is for you.

Pressure Washing Your Home's Exterior

The following are important pointers to take note of when cleaning your house with a pressure washer:

Gas And Electric Pressure Washers

There are two types of pressure washer – gas powered and the other one is powered by electricity. There are pros and cons to both. Gas-powered pressure washers have a wide range of GPM and PSI. GPM or Gallons per Minute is the amount of water that comes out of your unit. Meanwhile, PSI or Pounds per Square Inch refers to the amount of pressure your machine can create. here is an interesting post to calculate GPM

Gas pressure washers work faster and they function more efficiently compared to electric-powered pressure washers. The downside is that it requires constant maintenance and you’ll need to change the oil to keep it in good functioning condition. They also produce a much louder sound compared to electric engines.

Electric pressure washers can be used inside your home. One primary advantage of electric pressure washers is that they do not produce hazardous emissions. You also need not concern yourself of maintenance tasks, unlike gas pressure washer. Unfortunately, it’s not as efficient as a gas pressure washer. If you are going to clean a wider area it will take much longer to complete.

Pressure Washer Size

Believe it or not, the size of your pressure washer matters. Obviously, smaller pressure washers have a lower PSI and GPM compared to larger ones. Light-duty pressure washer is enough to clean your patio or your deck. A medium-duty pressure washer is enough to clean your home’s fencing, driveway and siding. However, if you intend to clean wide concrete surfaces you’ll need to invest in a heavy-duty pressure washer.

There is a right way and a wrong way to do pressure washing. If you have the time to do it yourself it’s best if you research and ask professionals for advice before you actually do it. You also have the option to hire professionals to do the pressure washing for you. Look up pressure washing companies online and compare their rates and make sure you read their reviews before you avail of their service.