Spring is here! The air is crisp and clean, the temperature is increasing, and everything is coveringed with a winter film of salt spray, gunk and of course, bugs. Time to power wash!
Power washing is a sensible and cost efficient begin to any spring cleaning. With a little direction and a little bit of elbow grease, you might be on your way to a terrific season with return reservations for the year to come.
Occupants are ending up being increasingly discriminating, and the homes that lease usually are those that stand out among the sea of homes offered. Houses that are not diligently cleaned and maintained do not enjoy the return bookings that used to be taken for granted.
Ask any sales or rental agent and they will certainly tell you that curb appeal counts for a lot. When occupants pull up to a home that is filthy on the outdoors, they will generally begin looking for other situations that aren’t to their preference.
Very commonly, power cleaning is all that is needed to get the outside of a house presentable and ready for your guests. Not just do you get the advantage of an excellent cleaning, as you perform this job, you will certainly get the opportunity to inspect for indicators of failed caulking, siding and trim rot, and other mention to tale indicators of problem.
Last year we fielded an uncommonly multitude of calls from rental companies requesting emergency power washing. Given that the wind blew nearly solely from the West for the majority of the summertime, the east sides of rental houses were the gathering areas for swarms of mosquitoes and spiders, and tenants were really vocal about having those cleaned up promptly. As the wind continued to blow from only one direction, the problem recurred every week and lots of homes were power washed each turnover day so that the home would be prepared for the next visitors.
It became noticeable how vital tidiness truly is to occupants and their joy. The Better Business Bureau gets countless requests for info on reliable business who perform power washing each year. If you do not prepare to attempt this yourself, you must ask your local BBB about the business that you plan to get.
If you do prepare to attempt the power cleaning yourself, take a look at your requirements. Perhaps you mean to clean the beyond your house, your automobile, your driveway and possibly even your decks. All these need only very little pressure-it would be a waste of money to buy a machine that provides 4000 PSI (pounds per square inch) at 3.5 gallons per minute.
We have had more success with much smaller sized devices that deliver between 1800 and 2500 PSI and approximately 2 gallons of water per minute. These machines are also much lighter, use up less space, have fewer bells and whistles (to break), and are less expensive.
The most usual mistakes made by do-it-yourselfers when power cleaning are that they are too aggressive, make use of too much pressure and often ruin the surface areas that they are attempting to clean. You can easily wreck decking, siding, concrete, and other surface areas with a power washer. For little, periodic tasks the smaller electrically driven machines will certainly serve you much better.