3 Tips For Using A Pressure Washer At Your Residence

Renting or purchasing a pressure washer to clean your personal residence is a great thing. The pressure washer can be used to clean anything from your deck to the siding on your home. However, if you have never used a pressure washer before, it is going to be crucial that you learn to use one correctly. This will not only keep you and your items safe, but it allows you to get the most out of pressure washing. Thankfully, there are some tips to consider when it comes to using a residential pressure washer for your personal residence and this article will discuss 3 of these tips. 

Spot Test

One excellent way to make sure that your pressure washer cleans, but doesn't cause any damage, is to spot test. There will be different pressure settings on the pressure washer, and you should start out by testing it on the lowest setting. If the spot where you are testing handles the pressure well, you can then determine if it is a good idea to turn the pressure up or not. Once you find the setting that allows you to clean the most, without causing any damage, you can use this setting. This method will not take long, but it can save you from costly repairs that can occur if the pressure washer is used incorrectly. 

Use Added Cleaners

Another tip for using a pressure washer is to use a cleaner to go along with it. For example, if you are using a pressure washer to clean your driveway, then you may want to use some kind of degreaser to remove the stubborn oil and other stains on your driveway. These cleaners are generally not going to cost too much, but they are going to make a big difference when it comes to the level of clean that you are able to achieve.

Move The Pressure Washer Slowly And Steadily

While you may be tempted to quickly run the pressure washer back and forth across whatever surface you are cleaning, this is not the most effective cleaning method. You will instead want to move at a much slower pace, so as to ensure that you remove any and all debris, stains, etc., that you possibly can. However, keep in mind that you may not want to move too slow, because staying too long in one spot can cause damage to it. Finding a happy medium is the way to go.