Safely Pressure Washing Your Home

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Safely pressure Wash Your Home

As the weather starts to warm up, and everything begins to melt. You may notice a layer of dirt, dust and grime built up on the exterior of your home.  Everything from your car to your driveway, your siding and your deck is usually covered and needs a good cleaning. Pressure washing is an effective way to clean the majority of your homes exterior surfaces. But before you pull out your pressure washer and start spraying everything down, check out this list of safe and not so safe surfaces to safely pressure wash your home.


Surfaces That Are Safe To Pressure Wash

Pressure washing is suitable for these surfaces.

1. Decks and Patios

It is common for algae, dirt, and mildew to accumulate on the deck and patio. Algae seep into the wood and cause major damage. Pressure washing cleans it off the wood.


2. Driveways

Driveways are frequently used, which makes them dirty. This can result in mold and weeds growth. The best way to protect is with a pressure washing service.


3. Walls & Siding

Walls and sidings are exposed to elements and will eventually show signs of damage if left on their own. They need to be cleaned once every 1–3 years with a pressure wash.


4. Gutters

If there is mold and grime on the roof, it will make its way to the gutters as well. Be careful not to damage the shingles while pressure washing.


5. Windows

Windows tend to gather a lot of dust and can become discolored. A dirty exterior ruins the home’s curb appeal too. A pressure wash can help keep it clean.


Don’t Pressure Was These Surfaces

Safely pressure wash your home

Although many surfaces are can handle the high pressure, prevent damage and don’t use your pressure washer on these items. 


1. Cars

This may come as a surprise as some people do pressure wash their cars. However, it can lead to rust and damage the paint. If your car needs a clean, get a car wash instead or leave the pressure wash to the professionals.



2. Asphalt Shingles

Shingles do not respond well to pressure washing, and high pressure can knock them off their place as well.



3. Outdoor Wooden Furniture

You should avoid pressure washing on outdoor wooden furniture unless the manufacturer’s instructions explicitly state it’s safe.



4. Damaged Bricks

Bricks are generally safe to pressure wash unless they have cracks in them or any other damage.



The Best Pressure Washing Service in Calgary

If you are looking for pressure washing services in Calgary to clean any of the above-mentioned surfaces, GDI Home Services can help! We offer professional rug cleaning, rug cleaning services, and residential pressure washing.

GDI Home Services has been a top choice for professional cleaning services in Calgary. Whether it is the deck, driveway, or sidings, we can pressure wash it! Contact us today for professional cleaning services

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