Pressure washing home exteriors isn’t as simple as assembling the equipment and getting to work.
Professionals recommend preparing your home for pressure washing to prevent the high-pressure water and equipment from damaging your home’s facade.
Before hiring professional pressure washing contractors, there are several things you can do to prepare your home for the job. This blog post will examine some of these necessary steps when preparing your home for exterior cleaning.
Cover Window Screens and Trim
Windows screens and window trim can become brittle over time, and high-pressure water spray can cause these items to break off and fly away. Homeowners must cover these components during a pressure washing service to avoid damage.
Cover All Electrical Outlets and Wiring
Walk around the house and unplug any appliances or extension cords. Cover the outlets with hinged covers or purchase exterior outlet covers and install them before you call the pressure washing technicians to begin working on your house. When exposed to the water stream, exposed electrical sockets can produce a surge or a jolt of electricity.
Remove Trashcans and Garbage Bags
Move trashcans away from the house, so they don’t sustain damage during your pressure washing service. Doing so prevents these items from getting wet and leaking into other areas of your property.
Cover Gutters and Downspouts
Gutters and downspouts need to remain clean if they are going to properly drain water away from your home’s foundation. Covering these items with plastic sheeting or tarps during a pressure washing job will keep them safe from water damage.
Remove Lawn Items
Remove all lawn items from your yard, such as pool deck furniture, lawn chairs, and more. This will help protect these expensive items from potential damage and make it easier for the professionals to clean your home’s exterior.
Cover Plants with Plastic Sheeting
Cover all the plants in your garden or backyard with plastic sheeting so that they do not sustain damage from the pressure washer’s water spray. You can also use a tarp or a trash bag as useful alternatives.
Contact Us for Professional Pressure Washing Services in Central Florida
We know many people are wary of using high-pressure water to clean their home’s exterior. We can understand why. After all, we’ve been in your shoes!
However, once you try the results for yourself, we’re confident you’ll see that pressure cleaning is an eco-friendly, reliable way to eliminate external dirt and grime on your home’s facade.
Our team at Holliday’s Pressure Washing Services will do everything we can to help you prepare for your pressure washing session. We provide professional pressure washing and outdoor cleaning services for homes in the Central Florida area, including:
- Paver sealing
- Driveway cleaning
- Roof cleaning
- Gutter cleaning
- Deck and patio cleaning
- Fence cleaning
Contact Holliday’s Pressure Washing Services at (407) 276-1343 to learn more and request a free estimate in Orlando, Longwood, Kissimmee, and the surrounding areas. Let us help you revitalize your home’s exterior with professional pressure washing!