Power washing is often associated with large jobs that often require the experience and heavy-duty equipment that pressure washing services offer. However, now that smaller pressure washers are readily available to consumers at affordable prices, they are being used by many homeowners to handle some surprising cleaning tasks around the home such as these listed here.
1. Outdoor Cushions and Furniture
Most outdoor furniture and cushions actually do rather well with power washing. One must use caution on painted surfaces to keep the pressure to an appropriate setting to prevent damaging furnishings. Most composite woods, plastics, meshes, and hardwood furniture is perfectly safe to clean with this method. Perform a spot test before beginning the larger areas to ensure good results. Most outdoor cushions are water-resistant, so cleaning them up with a bit of high-powered water is an excellent way to get the job done fast.
2. Outdoor Garbage Cans
Reaching or crawling deep inside a dirty outdoor trash can is not an appealing or safe idea. However, a quick soaping down and rinsing with a 40-gauge nozzle on a pressure washer can easily eliminate the need for any messiness while cleaning up outdoor cans quickly and thoroughly. To eradicate odors, pour some scented detergent or disinfectant in the can to sit for a while prior to cleaning, and the cans will not only be disinfected, but they will smell much fresher, too.
3. Outdoor Toys and Equipment
Many outdoor toys for both kids and adults can be pressure washed with relative ease. Bicycles, play sets, wagons, scooters, kayaks, canoes and many more of items that get dirty with use and need sanitation can benefit from a good power washing. Use a non-toxic cleaner for safety on kid-centric surfaces.
4. Drainage Gutters
The exteriors of gutters can quickly become moldy or laden with debris, and a gentle pressure washing can help remedy that aesthetic issue. However, they can also be used to clear out clogs in certain gutter designs. For example a clogged downspout might be coaxed out with a direct blast, which will improve drainage around the structure.
5. Concrete, Vinyl and Wood
Cleaning vinyl, wood and concrete is a common task of the average pressure washing company, so they may not exactly be surprising tasks. That being said, one might be interested to note the versatility in the types of items that can be cleaned beyond the norm. Almost all types of home siding can be pressure washed, as can wood and poly resin fences and decking installations. Driveways, sidewalks and cement patios can look good as new, but due to the intensity and potential challenges of these larger jobs, consider hiring a professional pressure washing company.
Need Professional Pressure Washing? Call Griff’s Services
If you are interested in professional pressure washing services in Ellicott City, Maryland or the surrounding communities, contact Griff’s Services online, or contact one of our service specialists at 443–420-8058 to schedule a consultation.