Too Much Pressure: When Does Your House Needs Pressure Wash?

Pressure WashIt is general cleaning day and many homeowners choose to pressure wash their houses. But not everyone knows the risk of using the procedure, especially at the wrong time.

If you have your own pressure washer, Action Maintenance & Construction Northwest advises to know the right pressure to use to avoid damaging your property. So, when does your house call for pressure washing?

Pavers, Driveways and Stairways

These are the top areas in the house that people pressures wash, including the garage ways and patios whether they are wood, concrete or tiled.

Due to undeterred exposure outside, dirt accumulates in tiny cracks in these parts that scrubbing can’t reach. When they are already slippery and pungent, they are full of dirt and grime. A low pressured wash will do to remove them.

Railings and Fences

When your wood or vinyl fences become discolored and grimy, it is time for a medium pressure washing.

Metal Furniture, Gears and Vehicles

Using a scalpel on hardened soil and ash will damage the equipment or gears and can scrape off the metal lining. A high pressure wash can help remove the dirt and avoid destroying them.

In addition, use a lower pressure when washing vehicles such as trucks and cars and still do manual cleaning using sponge.

Exterior Walls and Siding

You can still recognize your home, but when you can draw on its walls then that’s a telltale sign of a need to pressure wash. You can scrub it, but it is not enough to entirely remove the dirt and grime. Medium to high pressure washing will do the trick.


You can use pressure wash to remove unwanted spider webs or wasp nests. Make sure to use pesticide or wasp spray before spraying water on the nests to prevent them from attacking you.

You can do a lot of cleaning with your pressure wash, just make sure to know how and when it is the right time to use it. Or it would be much better to get advice from professional washers.

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