There's no reason why you shouldn't have a pressure washer in your home – it's part of your rights. These babies are versatile, and there's no shortage of things to use them for – from cleaning your fabrics to washing your car.
In this article, we'll share some pressure washing tips and hacks you can employ on different items in your home. But before we proceed, note that if you use one of the more concentrated nozzles, you will find that pressure washers are potent tools. If you want to pressure wash an area, always begin with the least powerful nozzle attachment to not damage the surface. Move up to a stronger nozzle attachment if you have problems getting that area clean.
Pressure Washing Fabrics
Fabrics can be cleaned with a pressure washer instead of a regular household washing machine. Make sure you rinse the work area thoroughly after completing this hack. You will need soap, water, and bleach for this hack. Pressure washers can be used to clean: towels, blankets, pillowcases, etc.
The attachment you choose for delicate fabrics will depend on your pressure washer. Make sure to test an area first before proceeding! If you're trying to remove stains from thin fabric like cotton T-shirts, don't expect miracles with a pressure washer - they're best used on surfaces made from tough material, like concrete, stone pavers, wood decks, etcetera. Even if the higher pressure effectively removes dirt, it won't be effective at removing tough stains without first making them wetter than necessary. To get the best clean, mix detergent with water.
Pressure Washing Car Carpets
After a long day of walking around on the carpets in your car, your carpets are sure to be dirty. Spray down your carpeted areas with your pressure washer (using a suitable detergent) on high pressure before vacuuming!
Pressure Washing Windows
It is still possible to clean your windows even if you don't have the tools or materials you usually use. Water and a pressure washer are all you need. Spray your pressure washer onto the window and wipe any dirt away with paper towels or rags afterward.
Pressure Washing Rugs
Besides carpet cleaning, did you know that a pressure washer works excellent on rugs as well? You can only clean your rug the same way you would any other fabric, by spraying detergent on it and rubbing it in gently with water before cleaning it up with microfiber cloths or paper towels.
Pressure Washing Concrete and Walkways
Pressure washers are a great way to remove dirt without damaging concrete surfaces and walkways. A garden hose isn't powerful enough to pressure wash a paved area! It will be impossible to reach every tiny nook and cranny of those areas; therefore, they will still look dirty after all your effort. If you use a pressure washer, you won't have to worry about that.
Pressure Washing Outdoor Furniture
Your outdoor furniture might benefit from a pressure washer. To avoid damaging the wood, use warm soapy water. Make sure all surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and rinsed well afterward. Don't forget to dry your furniture thoroughly later, so you don't have to worry about pesky bugs settling on it.
There are many more hacks you can perform with a pressure washer. Once you get the hang of them, you'll be able to enjoy this appliance more.