Spring Time Pressure
Spring time can only mean one thing, it's time to clean and get over the winter blues. I'm sure if you've had the pleasure of looking at your paved walkways and sidewalks after a long winter, they're discolored and just not looking great any longer. You break out the hose and wash off the surface dirt, but it doesn't quite get out the dirt that's gotten into your hard surfaces. This is where you need a pressure washer. They're not only great for your sidewalk and paved surfaces but also for washing your siding as the weather gets warm and moss starts building up on the shaded and moistened parts of your home.
Shopping for a power washer is the first task as there are endless options on the market. If you're just going to use it for spring cleaning, we recommend going with an electronic model so you don't have to worry about adding gas and winterizing your machine. For quick jobs, we prefer a Ryobi electric pressure washer that runs at around 2,000 PSI which is more than enough to get the job done.
You'll want to choose a pressure washing tip that is between 15 and 25 degrees, this will give you a nice clean and coverage a decent area with each pass. Start in the further corner of your property and work your way backwards using a sweeping motion to ensure no spots are missed. We also recommend overlapping your passes, similar to painting so you get a nice even clean throughout. Once you're done, give the surfaces a quick wash with a garden hose and you'll be able to easily see if anywhere was missed.
We recommend setting aside 1 hour per 100 square feet and trying to get it all done in one day or you'll find by the time you reach the end of the project, the place where you started is a slightly different color
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