Whether your home exterior is covered with bricks, stones, hardi plank, wood or vinyl siding, at some point it will require maintenance of some kind. And it will also require a good cleaning at some point as well. It really doesn’t matter if your home is relatively new or not, you can be sure that it will be ready for a good cleaning sooner or later…and probably sooner than later.this article

And when that time arrive you will be faced with a choice, either to hire a professional pressure washer/pressure cleaning contractor, or you can think about doing it yourself. To be quite frank with you, the price of hiring a contract cleaner to professionally wash the exterior of your home has never been cheaper than now and with winter just around the corner prices may continue to fall. But for the brave heart who feels that a dollar saved…well, is a dollar saved, this article is for you.

Taking Inventory of The Exterior of Your Home

Before you begin actually pressure washing/cleaning the exterior of your home take a few moments to walk around your home to see if there are any missing boards, broken windows, insulation that needs replacing, to avoid spraying water into your home. Water damage can prove to be catastrophic even at low pressure spraying (1000-1500 psi), not to mention pressure washers that can produce water pressure up to 3000 psi (pounds per square inch). So before you begin make sure every thing is in place and there are not any openings that could be a passage way for water to enter into your home.

Protect all plants and green life from water damage and especially from any chemicals that you might be using as well. Not to sound a bit silly, but be sure that all the pets are out of harms way and in a safe, dry and secure place until you finish the job…and of course the kids and any one else that might be in the vicinity. Safety is always the most important thing when you are pressure washing the exterior of your home. Although pressure washing your house can be a fun experience when it is done safely and properly, but by the same token when done unsafely and improperly, a pressure washer can become a lethal weapon that can maim and destroy life, so please be extremely careful when operating one.