Beginners Tips for Pressure Washing 101

One of our daily routines and constant household chores is to clean the house – sweeping the floor, wiping the glass windows, fixing the cabinets, and even trimming the grass and garden. Aside from cleaning the inside of your house, you also need to maintain cleanliness outside of your home. This can be exhausting and certain dirt and stains cannot be cleansed by splashing water or simply scrubbing it. Wash Buggy provides high-quality power washing cleaning services quickly and safely for residential homes of all sizes and surfaces. Often in between our services our clients want to utilize home pressure washing themselves to try to upkeep our results. Here are some pressure washing tips to help and guide you if you attempt this yourself in between our visits.


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Pressure Washing Tips

When do I need a pressure washer?

  • Pressure washers can help you to clean large areas especially outdoors like the house wall, patio, garage, streets, and even your car. But it doesn’t mean that if there are stains and filthy dirt around your house you really need to use this equipment. There are corresponding situations that need pressure washing and you need to be knowledgeable enough about how to use this because it can cause certain damages and accidents if it is not properly used.
  • Pressure washers are mainly used outdoors; you don’t need to use them inside of your home unless it is full of stinky molds that cannot be resolved by certain cleaning tools. We do not advise you to attempt this.
  • The pressure washer should not be used regularly. Regular use of high-powered equipment and chemicals but inexperienced homeowners can actually cause more damage.

What kind of pressure washer do I need?

  • There are two types of pressure washers: Gas and Electric. Gas pressure washers have more forceful pressure and are good for tough stains while Electric is good for less force and not that really rough dirt around it.
  • Pressure washers are associated with pounds per square inch (PSI) and gallon per minute (GPM). PSI tells you the force of the spray and (GPM) is the volume of water.
  • If you want an easy time saver as well for simple stains outside of your house that are not that greasy, a pressure washer with 2,000 PSI and 2 GPM is the perfect one. If you need some hardcore cleaning for tough stains 3,200 (PSI) and 3.2 GPM is needed.
  • The water on a pressure washer can be hot or cold, and also you can mix chemicals like soap or other cleaning solutions for more effective cleansing.

Pressure washing tip: Use non-slip slippers or shoes if you mix soaps, cleaning solutions, or chemicals on the water of your pressure washers to avoid slippery and injury because the mixture of both can be too slick and somehow stink


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How to use a Pressure washer?

It is important to know some safety tips to avoid accidents and damage and what to expect if you try pressure washing.

  1. You need some safety gear for protection. This gear protects you from harm such as mistakenly spraying yourself especially if there are chemicals that mix on your pressure washer.
  2. Use both hands while spraying. The pressure washer force is not like a water hose.
  3. Don’t spray it on animals and people. It may cause harm and injuries especially if there are chemicals that are not appropriate for human beings and to animals. It may cause damage and accidents if you are not aware of how to use and handle the pressure washer.

What are the parts of the Pressure washer?

A Pressure washer is composed of six main parts: motor, pump, inlet, pressure hose, gun, and nozzle. These six main parts play an important role in the function of a pressure washer.

Motor: The motor or engine is designed to power the water pump.

Pump: This is the heart of a pressure washer and is designed to handle water flow as well as its force.

Inlet: A hose that connects the pressure washer to the main water supply.

Pressure hose: This is the tube that runs out from the washer to whatever cleaning attachment you’ve decided to use.

Gun:  A valve that lets the water go through only when you squeeze the handle.

Nozzle: A tip for spraying. It can widen as well as lessen the amount you sprayed depending on what surface you are cleaning.

About Wash Buggy Pressure Washing

Now that you have some beginner tips for pressure washing always remember, that it is better to seek a professional who knows how to use and handle such equipment. Wash Buggy has trained personnel with professional experience. Trying to save a few bucks can actually cause thousands of dollars in damages if you are not careful.

Take the work out of housework! Experience great service from Wash Buggy  Pressure Washing and House Washing Service in Delaware. Quality service for quality customers. For more questions, please check our website and make your curb appeal better through Wash Buggy House Cleaning!