The Key to Successful Pressure Washing

Pressure washing is the use of water at a high pressure to remove grime, paint, mud, dust, dirt and chewing gum from vehicles, buildings and concrete surfaces. Elbow grease is sufficient for certain areas of the house, where as professional expertise is needed for the other areas.

By taking note of certain features of the pressure washer and knowing how to handle it, users can carry out the work of pressure washing Surrey, Bristol, London or other cities of U.K.

The points to be considered while using a pressure washer are as follows:

Consistent Pressure:

While using a pressure washer, it is necessary to use a consistent pressure. You should avoid zebra stripping by making sure that the spray nozzle of the pressure washer is kept perpendicular to the cleaning surface and a steady motion of water is maintained. Inconsistent washer pressure results in “zorro” marks. Users should follow the safety instructions given in operator’s manual while using the pressure washer. It is a common mistake of users to apply too much water pressure while wooden decking cleaning Surrey or other cities of UK. It is best to stay at a distance of 6 inches from the surface to be washed to prevent damage to the wood during the process.

Effective Washing Technique:

The key to effective pressure washing and patio cleaning London is to make use of proper washing technique. Mark the stop and the start of the sweep by feathering the strokes. You can do this by overlapping your previous sweep along with half the new sweep’s height.

Use of Chemicals:

In order to carry out the method of pressure washing effectively, make use of chemicals instead of only water for pressure washing. If you are trying to remove stubborn dirt with just cold water, you have to apply more pressure and that results in ineffective cleaning, spreading mould spores that would continue to grow even after everything dries. Thus, it is advisable to use chemicals to hasten the process of pressure cleaning. You can use pressure washing detergents for the purpose. If you are using soap, let it soak for at least 3-5 minutes, before rinsing it off. It is a good idea to coat the surface with diluted chlorine in order to break the dirt or mould barrier to facilitate the pressure washing technique.

Drying Time:

After completing pressure washing of fences, decks, wooden surfaces or railings, give enough time for these surfaces to dry that is usually 48 hours. Following this, you should seal these surfaces with stain, paint or preservative according to directions of manufacturers in order to keep the surface looking brand new.

Suitable Equipment:

A professional will make use of a host of equipments and attachments for effectively carrying out the process of pressure cleaning. In order to clean a surface fast, a turbo nozzle or rotating-surface cleaner are effective equipments. These accessories are very useful and worth investing in.
Though you can accomplish the task of pressure washing all by yourself, to have the task done effectively with the use of right equipments and proper expertise, professional help is recommended.


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