How To Wash A House
Part of a homeowner's duty is knowing how to wash a house. Houses are exposed to everything from snow to pollution. The house needs to be cleaned to protect the investment and make it look great. Washing a house doesn't have to be a dreaded task, and you can do it yourself.
To wash a house you need:
- pressure washer
- A pressure washer makes this task much easier. If you don't own a pressure washer, local rental companies will carry a good supply. Read the owner's manual before starting to wash a house. If the house is particularly dirty you may need to use additional cleaning chemicals which are available from home improvement stores and are used by the pressure washer.
- Use ladders to make a scaffolding to stand on. Use caution on a ladder to make sure the ladder will be safe while you are on it with the pressure washer gun.
- Start at the top of a section of the house. Work from side to side as you go down the house to the ground. This allows the dirty water to flow down over the still dirty sections.
Move your setup to the next section once you have cleaned from top to bottom of the previous section.
- Some cobwebs might not come off with the pressure washer. Use a brush to reach cobwebs or other debris that might not respond to the stream of water.
Be careful with a pressure washer. Holding the pressure gun nozzle too close to the house could cause damage. Always refer to the user's manual for proper operation of a pressure washer.