Pressure Washer Tips & Techniques

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Pressure cleaning has become one of the most mainstream methods to clean basically anything around and within your home. Most of the time people put way too much effort into cleaning their cars, and the exteriors of their houses. By learning and incorporating these pressure washing techniques, you will be reduce the amount of time it takes for you to clean the exterior of your house immensely. Here are a few tips to help you with your pressure washer brought to you by Super Pressure Cleaning Brisbane

Using the Correct Chemicals

Before using any chemical solution your going to need to make sure that it is approved for that specific pressure washer. All of the washers that we use come with the detergent injector, which allows for uninterrupted flow of the chemical solution into the water stream. If you do choose to use an unapproved detergent, be aware that they are probably not environmentally friendly and they may cause damage to your pressure components. Here is a list of the best pressure washer detergents.

Using the Correct Power/ Pressure

Before starting any cleaning with your washer, you will need to test the amount of pressure its producing. The best way to do this is to start by spraying a few metres away from any object. Slowly bring your wand to 1-2 metres distance from the surface you want to clean. Next what you want to do is move your wand forth and back a couple of times and then check if the surface is clean. If additional cleaning is required, move your wand closer. Don’t go too close to the object your cleaning, otherwise you could damage it, remember pressure washers are not toys.

Pausing Before Rinsing

Before you go ahead and spray the cleaning solution away make sure you have to given it enough time for it to do its job. Professionals recommend that you should allow at least 5 to 10 minutes for the detergent to start dissolving the dirt. Once the surface is ready to be rinsed, start at the top and work your way down to the bottom until the whole area is detergent free.

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How to Remove Mould from your Driveway

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Are you sick and tired of seeing the same dirty, mouldy pathways when you drive home? Well worry no more because here is a couple of ways to get rid of it brought to you by Super Pressure Cleaning. Mold tends to grow on concrete surfaces like pathways. You should remove this mold quickly as the longer you leave it, the harder it becomes to remove.

Elbow Grease

One of the hardest methods to kill mold is with pure elbow grease. What you’re going to need to grab is a metal scrubbing brush or anything with hard bristles. Bunnings has a great range of scrub brushes that will be perfect for the job.You can also use scouring powder to help remove mold with a scrub brush. Firstly, rinse the area thoroughly with clean water, from either a hose or a spray bottle.

Steam Cleaning

You can also kill mold and remove it from concrete by using a quality steam cleaner. Firstly, Load the water into the steam cleaner and give time for the machine to warm up. Next, blast the mold with spurts of hot steam. Lastly rinse the area with clean water from your garden hose. Try to wear protective clothing and enclosed shoes to avoid direct contact with the steam. Steam can produce serious burns on bare skin.

The water produced after rinsing the surface will contain mold spores. It is recommended that you wear protective gloves and a mouth and nose mask to prevent inhaling these deadly mould spores. Make sure the area stays wet to prevent the mould spores from becoming airborne. Wash your work clothes immediately after finishing the job to kill any spores on your clothing.

If you do happen to have any enquiries regarding any mould outside your home, feel free to call Super Pressure Cleaning.