top of page
  • Josiah Hart

10 Tips for Perfect DIY Pressure Washing

Every year, millions of DIY homeowners are faced with the same problem: dust, mildew, algae, and pollen have taken over their driveways, gutters, and home exteriors. There's no reason to worry though! If you prefer to clean your home yourself, here are ten tips from the exterior cleaning pros to make sure the job comes out perfect nearly every time.

  1. Use the right equipment: Make sure you have a pressure washer with the right amount of pressure and flow (gallons per minute) for the job you're tackling.

  2. Wear protective equipment: Always wear eye and ear protection, as well as gloves and closed toe footwear.

  3. Start with a low pressure setting: Start with a lower pressure setting and gradually work your way up in pressure until you reach the desired level.

  4. Test the pressure: Test clean a small area of the surface you're working on to make sure you don't damage it.

  5. Use the right nozzle: Use the right nozzle for the job you're doing - a narrow nozzle for tougher stains and a wider nozzle or turbo nozzle for general cleaning. If you pressure wash a lot, consider purchasing a surface cleaning attachment.

  6. Keep the pressure washer moving: Don't leave the pressure washer in one spot for too long: this can severely damage or etch the surface you're cleaning.

  7. Use the right detergent: Use a detergent that's specifically engineered for pressure washing and the surface you're cleaning.

  8. Work from the top down: Start cleaning at the top of the surface and work your way down to avoid streaks and drips. If you're working on a driveway, spot clean the lowest area before moving the top to prevent drainage issues.

  9. Rinse thoroughly: Rinse the surface thoroughly with fresh water after cleaning to remove and neutralize any remaining detergent or debris.

  10. Take care of your equipment: After you're finished, clean the pressure washer and store it properly to make sure it's in good condition for future use.

And that's it! If you have any other questions or you'd like to learn more about professional pressure washing equipment, feel free to contact us using the phone number at the bottom of the page.


bottom of page