A pressure sprayer can make lighter work of cleaning around your home, however, many people make simple mistakes which can be affecting how clean they can get their home. Here are the most common mistakes people make when using a pressure sprayer, and how you can avoid making similar ones when doing cleaning work at your home.
Use the right pressure cleaner for the job
There are many different pressure cleaners on the market, and a common mistake people make is choosing the wrong type. You should aim to choose one that has a high volume of water and lower pressure. If you have some stubborn stains, you can spray, and then use a soft bristle scrubbing brush before giving the spot a final rinse. When spraying, use feathering strokes which overlap each sweep so you can’t see where the cleaning starts and stops.
Check what you are cleaning with
If you think you are only able to clean with water using your pressure sprayer, you would be mistaken. Water in a Pressure Sprayer can help, however, it may only push dirt, grime and mould spores around. And when it’s just being pushed around it may still look dirty which encourages people to use harder pressure and cause damage. Using chemicals or solvents is often a necessity, so be smart with what you choose. Chemicals like diluted chlorine can help with mould and dirt, to get the whole area clean. You can also get rid of difficult stains by using chemicals, and letting the area soak for 3-5 minutes before rinsing.
Stay under pressure
Yes, it’s called a pressure sprayer. Do you need to use too much pressure, definitely not. When you have a stubborn stain and use too much pressure, all you succeed in doing is creating permanent marks and zebra striping in your concrete, paint, glass or wood. By giving yourself some distance, lowering the water pressure, and keeping the spray nozzle perpendicular to what you are cleaning, you will get an even clean without the damage. If you aren’t sure of how much pressure you should use, follow the proper instructions that come with your pressure sprayer.
Be smart with your cleaning order
Plan ahead and make sure you clean your home in an order that is not going to cause you extra mess. You should start with the roof, and then the outside of house, this way any residue that is washed onto outside paths and driveways can be cleaned afterwards. You can leave your windows until last, just remember to use light pressure on any glass.
Pressure cleaners make light work of cleaning plenty of tough areas throughout your home. However, there are some areas that you should avoid using such a cleaning device. You should avoid door openings, windows, and indoor ceilings. If you need further advice on the best pressure cleaner for your situation, visit Green-gorilla.com.au, or phone 0433 703 134.