HOW TO PRESSURE WASH MY HOUSE

WASHING THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME IS A SIMPLE TASK IF YOU HAVE THE CORRECT PRESSURE WASHER AND THE CORRECTI CLEANING AGENTS.

THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1. PRESSURE WASHER WITH 2500-3000 PSI 3-4 GPM AND IT SHOULD COME WITH AN INJECTOR

2. EXTERIOR HOUSE WASH

3. SOME EXTERIOR BLEACH

4. THE CORRECT TIPS

THE FIRST STEP IS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PPE ON. PROTECT YOUR EYES, FACE, HANDS AND ARMS WITH PPE. NEXT STEP IS TO FUEL UP YOUR PRESSURE WASHER AND HAVE YOUR SOLUTION READY AND THE CORRECT TIP ON. START BY DOING ONE SIDE OF THE HOUSE AT A TIME. 

WE WILL START WITH REAR OF YOUR HOME.

WET DOWN ALL LANDSCAPING AT THE BACK OF YOUR HOME WITH WATER. THIS STEP WILL PROTECT YOUR LANDSCAPING FROM THE CLEANING SOLUTION BEING APPLIED TO YOUR HOME. THE CLEANING SOLUTION CAN BE MIXED IN A GALLON CONTAINER (CLEAR IS BEST) START WITH A DILUTION OF 1/2 GALLON OF BLEACH, 1 TBSP OF DISH WASHING DETERGENT AND FILL WITH WATER TO THE TOP. NOW INSTALL THE CORRECT TIP ON YOUR PRESSURE WASHING WAND. ( I RECOMMEND THE 2 PIECE SOFT WASHING NOZZELE KIT FROM NORTHERN TOOL ITEM NO. 997998). EACH TIP IS DIFFERENT ONE IS A LONG RANGE NOZZLE AND THE OTHER TIP HAS MORE OF A FAN PATTERN ON IT. EACH NOZZLE CAN BE USED TO APPLY YOUR CLEANING SOLUTION AND EACH ONE CAN BE USED TO RINSE.

NOW YOU ARE READY TO START CLEANING THE BACK EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME. WITH YOUR PRESSURE WASHER APPLY THE SOLUTION WITH EITHER NOZZLE THE FAN TIPPED NOZZLE CAN BE USED FOR THE LOWER SECTION OF YOUR HOME AND THE NOZZLE THAT IS CIRCULAR HOLE AT THE TIP IS THE LONG RANGE NOZZLE TO BE USE FOR HARDER TO REACH AREAS. ONCE YOU HAVE COVERED A SECTION YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH LET IT SIT BUT DO NOT LET IT COMPLETELY DRY. IF YOU HAVE GREEN OR BLACK ALGAE ON YOUR HOME IT SHOULD TAKE BETWEEN 7-10 MINUTES TO KILL THE ALAGE. IF IT DOES NOT KILL THE ALGAE AFTER 10 MINUTES RINSE THE AREA AND YOU WILL NEED ANOTHER APPLICATION OF THE CLEANER. YOU CAN ALSO MAKE A STRONGER BATCH OF CLEANING SOLUTION BY USING LESS WATER AND MORE BLEACH. THE SECOND APPLICATION IF NEEDED SHOULD KILL ANY ALAGE. AFTER YOU RINSE THE BACK MOVE TO THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE OF YOUR CHOICE. FOLLOW THE SAME PROCEDURE THAT YOU USED ON THE BACK. AFTER YOU COMPLETED ON SIDE MOVE TO THE OTHER AND FOLLOW THE SAME PROCEDURE. AFTER YOU COMPLETED THAT SIDE MOVE TO THE FRONT AND FOLLOW THE SAME PROCEDURE.

YOU NOW HAVE A NICE CLEAN HOME. I HAVE ALSO PROVIDED SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE ITEMS YOU WILL BE USING.

DISH DETERGENT-I LIKE GAIN IT RINSES OF THE HOUSE REALLY WELL. IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHY DISH DETERGENT IS USED IT HELPS KEEP THE BLEACH ON THE SIDING, OR BRICK THAT IS ON YOUR HOME. IT ACTS AS A CLINGING AGENT.

BLEACH-I LIKE THE OUTDOOR CLEANING BLEACH AT HOME DEPOT. ANY BRAND OF OUTDOOR CLEANING BLEACH CAN BE USED. THIS BLEACH IS A LITTLE STRONGER THAN THE BLEACH THAT IS USED TO CLEAN CLOTHES. DO NOT USE POWDERED BLEACH OF ANY KIND. IT WILL LEAVE A WHITE FILM ON THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME AND WILL BE VERY HARD TO REMOVE. ALSO YOU WILL NEED TO CLEAN ALL YOUR WINDOWS TO REMOVE THE FILM.

NOZZLES-I LIKE THE SOFT WASH NOZZLES TO CLEAN THE EXTERIOR OF A HOUSE. THEY CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE FROM ANY SUPPLY COMPANY WHO SELLS COMMERCIAL PRESSURE WASHING EQUIPMENT. WHEN YOU ORDER YOU MAY NEED TO MATCH YOUR TIP TO THE GPM (GALLONS PER MINUTE). THE WHOLE IDEA OF USING THE SOFTWASH NOZZLES IS YOU CAN DO ALL YOUR EXTERIOR CLEANING FROM THE GROUND AND THIS METHOD KEEPS YOU OFF THE LADDER.

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