Steps to a cleaner house with house washing
A house is the most important asset you can have. Despite focussing on maintenance like painting and redecorating, the most important aspect of maintenance is overlooked, that is, washing a house. The outside of the house has to withstand sunlight, dirt, grunge and rain, to name a few. With years of overlooking, the house can start looking dirty and mouldy. Here’s when a good house washing comes in handy. Power wash, also known as pressure wash is a process in which a high velocity water spray is used to clean the exterior of the house. It involves the use of a specialized pressure washing machines.
It’s important to choose the right pressure washer with the right type of attachments according to the customer’s requirements to help clean the house faster and in a more efficient way. Pressure washer nozzle should be chosen carefully according to their strength which is measured in degrees (zero being the strongest). The narrower the water stream from the pressure washer nozzle, the strongest it will be. Most houses use a 40 degree nozzle. Water alone would suffice to clean the exterior of the house well, but if the house has mould or mildew, a detergent cleaner might be needed. In that case the pressure washer should have a detergent dispenser. Before house washing, all the windows and doors should be closed to prevent water from flooding the interior of the house.
External lights, shrubs and plants should be covered before power washing. Windows should not be cleaned with a pressure washer as the high strength water jet can break glass windows. Before starting to wash a house, any visible mould or mildew should be manually scrubbed to ensure proper cleaning. While pressure washing, the water stream should be directed at a downward angle to protect the sidings. If there are any cracks, care should be taken so that no water gets trapped in the cracks as it can damage the house. Before spraying the entire house, a small section is to be tested by spraying from a medium distance. One should move closer only if he feels the water stream is strong enough to clean the dirt without causing any damage to the siding. The hose should not be kept steady during house washing. Constant sweeping motion of the hose is necessary to prevent any damage to the house.
The frequency of power house washing Brisbane depends on the weather of the particular place. While a humid place can encourage the growth of mould and mildew, heavy rain and storms can attract dirt. A mild and sunny weather is the best time to power wash a house. A power wash using detergent should be followed by a plain water rinse and the house should be allowed to dry for at least two days. Power washes cannot be used on all types of houses. Houses made of delicate wood, brick or stucco should not be power washed as they would not be able to withstand the high strength water jet. These houses should be cleaned using gentler equipments like an ordinary garden hose.