Pressure washing is a great way to maintain the exterior of your home. It removes mold and grime in hard-to-reach areas without damaging the paint job or siding. Annual pressure washing can postpone expensive repair costs due to damage from rust and mold infestation.
Ortiz Pro Wash knows each home has a unique structure, and we tailor our pressure washing treatment for each client.
Before pressure washing your home, take some time to prepare the area. A few extra minutes before you start can make the process safer and faster.
Relocate Items That Could Sustain Water Damage
Your grill might be fine in the wake of the pressurized water spray, but the bag of charcoal next to the grill won’t survive. Look around and move anything that shouldn’t get wet or could be a tripping hazard. Potted plants, fragile yard decor, and even door mats could cause the technician to trip and fall during pressure washing service.
Move Vehicles Out of the Service Area
Pressure washing in Delaware can include cleaning your sidewalk and driveway as well. Over time, your driveway develops oil spots that can cause permanent staining. A layer of pollen, dirt, and grime form, and your sidewalk and driveway develop streaks of filth.
Move your car, motorcycle, and other vehicles out of the driveway so the technician can thoroughly remove pollutants from the area during the pressure washing service.
Check for Weak Spots
Make sure all doors and windows are tightly closed before service. Any spots that don’t form a tight seal will allow water to come inside. Place a towel on the windowsill or in front of the door to absorb water in these areas.
If your home has any pre-existing exterior damage, point it out to the technician. They can still treat the area, but they can use a gentle technique to avoid further damage.
Protect Exterior Outlets
Outdoor electrical outlets should all have a weatherproof cover. Unplug any extension cords, outdoor lighting, or anything else plugged into the outlets, and firmly close the cover.
Water that gets into the outlets during service could cause electrical damage, and any extension cords left in the way are a safety hazard, so make sure to bring them inside.
Secure Pets and Small Children
Family pets love to investigate new activities around the home, but they can easily get hurt. Protect both your pets and the pressure cleaning technician by keeping all pets safely away from the service area.
Children enjoy watching the instant transformation of pressure washing but keep a close eye on them. If they run in front of the pressurized water stream, they could get seriously injured. The stream of water used for pressure washing is much stronger than water spray from a garden hose.