Pressure washers truly are one of the most versatile tools you can have in your home or business. They can be very useful in many different applications, making certain tasks (including cleaning!) much easier.
So whether you’ve just bought a pressure washer or you’re renting one, here are the top five ways you can put it to great use:
1. Maintaining your grill
Nothing screams summer like the first BBQ of the season. After a long and cold winter, it can be really exciting to uncover the grill, only to realise how mucky it’s got being covered up for the past few months.
Luckily your pressure washer can help get it back to sparkling clean in no time, so you don’t have to worry about spending hours scrubbing away. Power washing your grill cuts down the time you invest in cleaning, cleans better and lets you keep your hands soot-free.
And of course, at the end of the season, it’s a good idea to make sure you store it away thoroughly clean, by giving it a good once-over with your pressure washer.
2. Cleaning your outdoor furniture
Outdoor furniture often builds up a noticeable layer of dirt and grime that alters its natural colour. But there is no need to worry; using your pressure washer to give it a clean can help to restore your furniture set back to new.
And the great news is that pressure washing can be used on all materials and finishes including wood, metal, plastic, vinyl and more.
3. Keeping your driveway presentable
Lots of people use their pressure washer to clean decking, but do you know you can use the same technique on your driveway?
Many factors can contribute to creating a layer of grime on your drive including muddy footprints and car tyres constantly going in and out, as well as unpredictable weather.
Even though sometimes it can be hard to notice the dirt building up, there is absolutely no better way to make your driveway or walkway look like it was laid yesterday than to blast away the dirt and grime with a pressure washer!
4. Freshening up your bins and gutters
Bins and gutters and can quickly build up a lot of junk and create a foul smell. Whether it’s the one in your kitchen, your wheelie bins outside or guttering, pressure washing them on a regular basis allows you to get rid of the nasty smell and stop it from building up again.
Clogged gutters can lead to damage in your house from excess water build-up so it’s important to stay on top of this task to protect yourself from costly repairs.
5. Removing mildew
Mildew can grow on exterior walls because of damp conditions, so if you live somewhere rainy like the UK it’s no surprise if you have this problem!
To prevent its growth simply blast off the mould using the water pressure setting on high with a powerful tip or turbo nozzle.
You should find that the mould or mildew breaks up and washes away very quickly, leaving your wall looking cleaner than the day it was built. Make sure to wash the whole surface area to avoid any streaking.
Author Bio: First Mats started life as safety matting specialists, but have since expanded to become a complete industrial and commercial supplies company. The focus of First Mats is to provide safety-focused products that improve the wellbeing of staff through quality approved products, backed up by extensive knowledge. www.firstmats.co.uk