If the outside of your house is looking a bit dingy, maybe it might be time to call the big guns: pressure washing services. Orange County Pressure Washing can clean your walkways, driveways, and even the fencing around your property. If you are a novice at this task, try leaving this chore to the pros if you are unsure how to pressure-wash your property.

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There are several different pressure washing services, depending on what kind of dirt you want to get rid of from your property. If you have mold or mildew growing in your garage, there are specific solutions you can purchase in your local Home Depot or Lowe’s store to kill the mold and mildew effectively. You can buy plastic sheeting to cover the entire area and an air compressor to spray the solution on the dirt. Follow the directions on the plastic sheeting closely, and make sure you wear protective gloves and eye goggles.

On the other hand, if your exterior is just really dirty, you can probably take care of the problem yourself with some commercial grade detergents, a pressure washer with a scrubbing attachment, and some elbow grease. You will need a good-sized garden hose to complete this task. You will want to combine power washing and scrubbing products because strong cleaning chemicals can bleach or damage your paint or wood siding. You can purchase these products at your local hardware store or online.

Before you begin applying the chemicals, you will want to thoroughly wash the driveway of weeds and leaves to remove any grit or soil. After the driveway has been cleaned, spray the grass and driveway with a commercial grade power washing product and use the sprayer’s nozzle to apply the solution to the driveway and the surrounding areas. Be sure to wear protective gloves and eye goggles so you don’t accidentally spray the concrete or wood fibers. If any mold or mildew appears, apply more pressure washing services and allow the solution time to work.

Bird droppings are a common problem that homeowners face around the holidays and in the fall. You can eliminate most of these issues by placing bird houses near your trees, shrubs, driveways and patio furniture. These bird droppings act as fertilizer for the trees, providing healthy tree growth and new leaves. Remove these bird droppings and any ground remains in your garbage can. Follow up this procedure with regular pressure washing services to keep the area clean.

Windows and doors are typically the easiest things to clean in a residential community. Many people hire a pressure washing services company to provide them with professional grade windows and doors cleaning. However, there are a few homeowner tips that will help you clean your windows more efficiently. For example, placing window cleaner on the bottom of the window before you hang it creates an invisible barrier between the cleaner and the glass.

One important thing to do when considering pressure washing services is to have your home insulated. Most homeowners will pay hundreds of dollars each year in heating and air conditioning bills because they don’t take advantage of insulation in their home improvement projects. By insulating your home, you will cut down on the amount of money you spend on heating and air conditioning. Additionally, you will reduce your carbon footprint which will have a positive impact on the environment. Investing in a good home improvement project now will save you thousands over the next several years.

Finally, do not forget about the concrete and pavement. Pavement stains and oil marks from motor vehicle tires and skid traction equipment can create unsightly spots on the paved surface. By applying a sealant and sweeping away the material with a heavy-duty power washer, you can eliminate unsightly stains from potential damage. You can learn more about the many different pressure washing services offered by a professional company by registering for a free online guidebook.