Do you have a lot to clean this summer and not a lot of time to do it? Consider pressure washing (also known as power washing). Pressure washers aren’t just for cleaning your home’s exterior before painting or getting gunk off the roof – they can be used to clean much more. While not cheap, you can purchase or rent one, or reach out to a local pressure washing service to do it for you.
Clean patio furniture. Has your deck or patio furniture built up pollen or grime this summer? Forget the scrub brush, soapy water, and elbow grease and make quick work of cleaning wood and iron furniture with a pressure washer. Just don’t spray too close. See that the washer tip is held a few feet away – otherwise it can strip paint or other finishes.
Banish weeds and dead plants. If you have deep-rooted weeds or dead grass entrenched between pavestones, slate tiles, or concrete cracks in your yard or on your patio, don’t bust your knees bending down to pull them out or risk spraying harmful chemicals. Blast them with a pressure washer to remove weeds right down to the root.
Restore the shine to glass. Remove the film and stains that accumulate on outdoor glass tables or windows with your power washer, making it sparkle like new again.
Make stonework gleam. While you’re removing weeds, blast the pavestones and tiles with a pressure washer to remove dirt from them as well. And quickly remove dirt and mildew from stone or concrete planters, birdbaths and garden statues by hitting them with the pressure washer as well.
Clean your deck or patio. Has your deck or patio been in high use this summer? Give it a mid-season refresh with a pressure washer to get rid of stains from things like grease from the grill. If you need to really spruce up the deck, pressure wash those fading stains away, and re-stain it.
Spend more time this summer actually enjoying the weather by hiring a pressure washing service or renting one yourself. You can check off more boxes on your To Do list and even tackle your home’s exterior or roof as well.