Pressure Washing To Improve Your Homes Exterior

by Dave The Handyman on February 14, 2010

One of the best ways to get rid of dirt build up on home sidings, along with cob webs, leaves, and other unwanted stuff that is stuck to the side of your home is with a pressure washer. Pressure washing machines can be pretty expensive to buy though, and it can be even more expensive to have a professional come out and do the job as well. The good thing is that most home improvement stores will rent out pressure washers for less than a $100 dollars a day, depending on what size of a pressure washer you get that is.

Pressure Washing Tips For House Siding

The one thing that you want to be careful about is pressure washing wood. There are certain pressure washer nozzles that you can use to get the wood clean though without causing any damage to the wood. Just make sure whatever it is that you are about to pressure wash, you test a small inconspicuous spot first. See when it comes to outside home improvements the pressure washer can be a great tool to help you clean up the look of the house, and it can also be used to prep the outside of a house for painting. Some of the tips are designed to remove paint from certain types of wood or home siding, while others are just designed to clean, so this is why it is important that you do the test spot before you start to get the job done.

Pressure Washing Concrete Driveways and Sidewalks

If you have a concrete driveway then you should definitely consider pressure washing it at least once a year. See the driveway gets all the traffic, especially if you always have vehicles that are pulling in and out. You may also have small oil spills and other types of spills, maybe when you are taking the trash out you will have some liquids leak from the bag. The dirt will eventually get packed onto the concrete and it will start to look bad. This is where pressure washing can do wonders. Also if you are planning on painting the driveway, or any concrete walkways that you have, you can do a great job of prepping it by spraying it with some high pressured water.

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