Buying a fixer-upper might feel exciting and a little daunting. While turnkey homes require no work to move in and get settled with your family, you may need to work on several projects before this happens with a fixer-upper property. Along with maintenance, repairs, and replacements, you will likely need to do extensive cleaning on the inside and outside.
A smart move is to hire pressure washers because it will help you avoid complications.
When you buy a fixer-upper, you may plan to do a lot of work on your own. For instance, you may feel comfortable handling deep cleaning tasks that do not require anything special. But trying to pressure wash the home may prove to be a challenge in equipment and other ways.
The bare minimum is getting a pressure washing machine to achieve a high-pressure spray for thorough cleaning. Then you must think about a ladder, chemicals, nozzles, pumps, and surface cleaners that allow a professional to clean each surface and feature properly.
A commercial-grade pressure washer will have more power than a typical pressure washer that you buy at a home improvement store. As a result, you will get more potential cleaning power because extreme pressure is needed to get rid of dirt and grime that has been caked on.
Certain techniques are essential to guarantee deep and successful cleaning. For instance, you might not know how far away to hold the machine to prevent damage from happening. Holding a steady hand can also make an enormous difference in producing an even cleaning. Moving your hands around too much might create undesirable marks or streaks from water spraying.
When you move into a fixer-upper, you may be somewhat familiar with the typical features you can pressure wash. However, each feature requires inspection because certain paving, siding, and windows are fragile enough that even the lightest pressure washing could cause harm.
Professionals will know how to clean most of the features throughout the fixer-upper, which will make it possible to do a thorough inspection on your own for damage and destruction.
Finding out about serious damage after pressure washing can prevent you from putting unnecessary time, effort, and money into restoration or further cleaning. The cleaning may reveal that the smartest move is to replace the feature entirely.
Reach out to a power washing company for more information on how to clean your new home's exterior.