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Mobile Magic Pressure Washing Secrets

We are all aware that pressure washing your patio or deck may help extend their lives and that a thorough home wash will improve curb appeal. However, some of the advantages are a little harder to identify. 

Either these advantages are not frequently discussed, or you may not have been aware of them. Out of sight, out of mind is a common way of thinking for a lot of homeowners.

How would you like to be in on a few pressure washing secrets? In this article, we will share some hidden secrets about the advantages of pressure washing you may not have known. We will also enlighten you on some hidden uses that a pressure washer can do that may make your life a little easier.


Pressure Washing Secrets

1. Mold, Mildew, and Pollen! Oh My!

Although pressure washing isn't frequently linked with healthy living, it can aid in the battle against allergies and sickness. Two of the most typical allergies on the entire planet are mold and pollen. It's common knowledge that siding and roofs collect pollen. A thorough house wash will help keep pollen from clinging in the future in addition to removing it from your home.

Mold and mildew can also be removed using pressure washing. While pollen might be a pain, mold can actually be quite harmful. Some people are sensitive to mold. These patients may have nasal congestion, throat discomfort, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in rare instances, skin irritation as a result of mold exposure. People who are allergic to mold may experience more severe symptoms. 

When exposed to mold, persons with weaker immune systems and those who already have chronic lung conditions like obstructive lung disease are at risk of developing life-threatening lung infections. These persons ought to avoid places where there might be mold.

2. Algae, Lichens, and Moss! Oh My!

Your roof is a favorite place for lichens, moss, and algae to grow. Out of sight, out of mind, as I said before, most homeowners don't consider roof upkeep until it's too late. Homeowners don't really start to pay attention to their roof until it starts to develop a leak. 

Algae, lichens, and moss can actually damage your shingles. These three organisms thrive on shingles as a food supply, and once they start scrounging, they don't stop. These disgusting creatures can be killed by a gentle pressure wash with a chemical, which will also aid in keeping them away. 

3. New Surfaces Beware

While garden hoses can't compare to the power that pressure washers can produce, it's possible that this pressure could harm surfaces. Approach any new surface cautiously to avoid damaging it. Keep the tip at least 24" away from the surface at first when using a wide-spray nozzle. If you require additional power, switch to the next, more potent nozzle and bring the wand tip closer to the surface. 

Pressure washers can reach high areas while also being particularly effective at cleaning nooks and crannies. But be cautious. Before determining whether your pressure and distance calculations are accurate, always test a small area first and let the surface dry fully. A power washer could leave behind markings that don't show up until the surface has dried.

4. Scrub Those Stubborn Places Before You Spray

Pressure washing alone doesn't always work as well as pressure washing followed by scrubbing. Even when subjected to the full force of high-pressure water, surface particles, especially dust, might stay on. Even if it can't reach every nook, scrubbing can be more efficient in these situations. 

A three-step process is frequently the best for washing home siding. For example: cleaning the siding with a long-handled brush and low pressure before using moderate pressure and clear water to remove the dirt and soapy water from the siding.

5. Sandblasting Tool

You can get an attachment known as a media blaster if you need to prepare metal for finishing or refinishing. This attaches to the end of any pressure washer wand, and it comes with a big, diameter hose.  You insert this hose into a pail of sandblasting media, such as glass beads or coal particles, and suction from the strong water flow from the tip pulls the media up into the wand tip. 

More abrasive action is delivered than if the blasting media had been used in an air-powered sandblasting gun because the abrasive particles are combined with the water. And there is no dust with a quicker outcome!

6. Septic System Clean Out and Unclog Plumbing Drain Pipes 

If your septic system is failing for the typical reasons of clogged leaching pipes, a pressure washer could prevent you from having to spend a lot of money on a septic reconstruction project. Your pressure washer turns into the cleaning machine for the interior of the leaching pipes, which are the core component of most septic systems. 

Connect your pressure washer to a long, flexible jetting attachment with a self-propelled head. 

Dig down and locate the ends of your leaching pipes after having your septic tank drained, so you have at least a few days before sewage pours out into the leaching bed.

To make the pipes accessible for the flexible jetting attachment, cut off the ends of the pipes. This attachment's head is self-driving in that it will enter the pipe by force of its own. You don't have to move the jetting hose. Instead, you'll have to suppress it. 

Three jets angle backward to move the remaining portion of the hose into the pipe using the force of the pressurized water, while one jet points forward to cut through debris. The outcomes are excellent. 

Stop jetting when your leaching pipe is empty of anything but clean water, then replace the end cover you removed from the pipe with a removable port that can be unscrewed the next time for simple access.

Mobile Magic Pressure Washing

If you're interested in getting an estimate for having your property pressure washed by experts, visit Mobile Magic. We take pride in our pressure washing services and guarantee 100% satisfaction.