You probably know that pressure washers are great for cleaning hard-to-reach areas like your office building’s roof, siding, and windows. The stream of pressurized water quickly cuts through dirt and grime, leaving your windows crystal clear and your siding sparkling.
Although you understand how a pressure washer can help you in this respect, you may balk at purchasing one if you or your cleaning staff are only going to wash down the side of the building once in a while. It may seem like a better idea to let the grime build up and hire a professional to wash it off once a year or so.
Truthfully, pressure washers have many applications beyond washing your roof and windows. If you choose to invest in a pressure washer, you’ll find it can make your life much easier when it comes to cleaning. Listed below are just a few ways to make the most of your pressure washer.
If you prefer to wash company cars or trucks on-site anyway, a pressure washer with an attachment that allows you to add detergent can help you get your vehicles clean faster. While you don’t want to direct a powerful stream onto delicate areas, including painted areas, high-pressured water is effective at cleaning dirt out of the undercarriage and hubcaps.
Getting a washer with multiple pressure settings offers greater versatility as well. If your washer has a setting that is more powerful than a traditional garden hose but not strong enough to blast off the paint on your car, you can get a more thorough clean more quickly.
- Parking Lots and Garages
Leaking fluids, oil stains, garbage, and other debris can quickly make your parking lot or garage look dirty and unkempt. Customers may get a bad impression of your business if they first thing they see is a run-down parking area.
Use a pressure washer to spray down the parking lot every few months. A soapy solution can cut through the grease and oil, and the water can help you direct the trash into a single location where it will be easier to clean up. Your customers will be impressed with how pristine your parking areas look.
- Outdoor Grills
Cooking outdoors in the summertime is a great way to enjoy the weather, but the difficult clean up afterward can put a damper on the fun. Grease drips down to the bottom of the grill, bits of food fall down and burn into charcoal, and ash and smoke residue coat the entire grill. Taking the grill apart to thoroughly clean everything is tedious and time-consuming, but you don’t want to let the food residue sit there for months or years.
Using your pressure washer, give your barbecue grill a thorough cleaning a couple of times a year. The water will remove food pieces stuck to the surfaces, and a light soap solution can quickly cut through grease. Not only will you remove bacteria that could harm your food, but the grill will look great too.
- Lawn Mowers
Keeping the grounds around your building in good shape can take a toll on the most important tool for that purpose-your lawn mower. Cut grass tends to be very moist and clump together, even if it hasn’t rained in several days. While much of the grass ends up either in the bag or on the lawn for you to rake up afterward, a considerable amount ends up lodged inside the mower.
Much like your vehicles, your lawn mower contains delicate parts, so be careful not to pressure wash it at full blast. Start by removing the mower decks and cleaning out the grass buildup underneath. Use your washer to get any hard-to-reach places. Carefully clean off the mower decks as well. Keeping the lawn mower free from wet grass and dirt will help it last longer by preventing rot and rust.
- Outdoor Furniture
Whether the furniture sitting outside your business is made of plastic, metal, or wood, it can suffer from exposure to the elements. You don’t want to sit on dirty furniture when you go outside, and never cleaning the furniture is a great way to introduce mold and mildew.
To keep your outdoor furniture as clean as your indoor furniture, use a pressure washer to rinse down the tables, chairs, or benches on a regular basis. You may want to clean them off after a heavy rainstorm or a particularly windy day, as each of these weather conditions can coat the furniture in dirt or mud. Once you clean the furniture, make sure to dry it off to prevent particles from sticking to the wet material.
Pressure washers can help you quickly and efficiently clean many hard-to-clean office areas and business assets, making washers well worth the investment. Similarly, if you appreciate the value of pressure washers but don’t think you’ll use it enough to justify owning one, rent a machine from Ben’s Cleaner Sales.