All houses get dirty. You can use a pressure washer to clean it, but you have to be careful or it can damage your home. First, know the difference between gas and electric pressure washers. Gas machines clean more quickly and efficiently, and can be cordless, but their engines require maintenance and they are louder. Electric pressure washers can be used indoors and don’t need oil changes, but are less powerful and require plugging in. You’ll also want to choose the right engine size, from light to extra-heavy/professional duty. You’ll need to take into account GPM and select one of the color coded nozzles that all pressure washers have. Make sure to use protection and follow the instructions. Whether you are cleaning concrete, your deck, or siding, make sure to follow all the recommended steps and choose the right equipment. Pressure washing can be fun and keeps your home clean.
- Through no fault of the homeowner, the mere exposure to the elements will eventually cause the home’s exterior to acquire a grimy overlay that will in time diminish the look of the house.
- Pressure washers amp up the flow of water coming from an attached hose, either by electricity or by gasoline.
- Gasoline fueled pressure washers are more powerful and have the plus of being cordless. Meanwhile, electrical ones are less maintenance heavy, quieter and have no emissions to deal with.
“Well, pressure washers can cause a lot of damage if you don’t know what you’re doing, so it’s important to do a little research before getting started.”