Preparing Your Home for Pressure Washing

Preparing Your Home for Pressure Washing

Pressure washing is one of the most cost-effective ways to restore that new-home look. Curb Appeal Power Clean professionals can help rejuvenate all your exterior surfaces. Our expert team uses state-of-the-art equipment and the latest techniques to clean your property deep.

In this post, we discuss what home preparation tasks you need to do when preparing for a visit from our pressure washing team. These safety measures ensure you don’t suffer water damage during our visit.

While our team consists of experts, the volumes of water make it easy for some to slip through the cracks and into electrical outlets. With that in mind, these tips are vital.

Secure Every Opening

Lock the windows and doors and secure openings where water might leak into the home. We recommend putting towels around the inside of doors and windows if they aren’t watertight.

Other openings to look out for include everything from the tiniest cracks and keyholes to ventilation openings. The idea is to fix the cracks and close off any openings before we arrive. If that isn’t possible, tell us where the problem areas are so we can adjust our approach.

Store Loose Items

The water comes out of the hose at very high pressure, so any loose item will shoot across the room. What’s more, the force of the spray splatters the dirt, which means it can transfer to patio furniture, pots, and cushions.

We recommend moving anything that you don’t want dirty or damaged. This also includes your vehicles, especially when we clean your driveway. Please park them in the garage or on the street.

Protect Fixed Items

What about items like stone benches or statues that are too heavy to move? For these things and your plants, we provide protective plastic. For your landscaping, it’s not the chemicals we use but the water pressure that can destroy leaves.

We suggest removing your potted plants, if possible, and covering your treasured landscape features before we start.

Need some help with these tasks? Let our team know, and we can help protect your treasures.

Cover Exterior Electrical Outlets

Even if you skip every other tip before pressure washing, consider this one urgent. The pressure pushes water into the smallest spaces, including plug holes. As you know, water can cause dangerous shorts, possibly leading to an electrical fire.

Put away the extension cords and tape the outlets shut using strong plastic and tape.

Keep Your Children and Pets Inside

Keep kids and pets inside or take them somewhere else for the duration.

The water from a power cleaner sprays out under tremendous pressure. This is enough to break bones and lacerate skin. If a child or pet runs into the spray, they can sustain life-threatening injuries.

Contact Our Team for Your Free Estimate Today!

Call our Curb Appeal Power Clean team at (818) 408-6233 for your free estimate for pressure washing, and experience our outstanding service yourself.

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