Pressure washing helps you spruce up your home and prepare the exterior for painting. This cleaning process should be part of your annual or biannual routine to boost curb appeal. Preparing your house for power washing is vital to get the best results and keep your property safe.
How to Prep Your Home for DIY Pressure Washing
Cleaning your house with a pressure washer has many benefits. If you do it yourself, you’ll need to take special care to ensure you get everything.
What Should You Close and Check Before Power Washing?
Before power washing:
- Check that your windows, doors and other openings are fastened and secure.
- Seal any gaps, cracks or weather-stripped windows or doors.
- Repair any broken components to prevent water from entering your home.
- Move any items you don’t want to get wet or things like potted plants that you may damage.
- Mind any toys, gardening equipment or recreational items that will be in your way and create a tripping hazard.
Should You Remove Window Screens Before Pressure Washing?
If you do the power washing yourself, remove the window screens. Pressure washers are powerful and, in untrained hands, can cause damage.
How Do You Cover Electrical Outlets When Pressure Washing?
Remember to cover your electrical outlets in preparation for power washing. Remove any extension cords or appliances and protect the outlet with hinged covers. The hinged lids are typically attached to the outdoor outlets, and you can buy caps in stores.
How to Prepare Your House for Professional Power Washers
Reliable and experienced power washers require less preparation than you’ll need if you do it yourself. Trained experts will know how to navigate tricky regions, what to check for and secure and how to safely clean your exterior.
All you’ll need to do is close your windows and doors and secure openings, outlets and appliances. You can leave your window screens on unless you want your sills to be pressure washed.
Contact Perfect Power Wash to Learn About Professional Services
There is little as satisfying as having your home looking clean and new. Having your house pressure washed is simple with professionals. Perfect Power Wash makes service as straightforward as making a call. You won’t need to be home for service — all we need is for you to schedule service and shut your windows and doors.