How To Pressure Wash A House To Clean Siding and Gutters

Using a pressure washer for cleaning your outdoors can be a satisfying way of getting rid of dirt and mud. Your house might be looking dull and dirty right now, but with just one pressure wash, it will start looking as new. 

Here we have written everything you need to know in order to get a perfectly cleaned house. 

How To Pressure Wash A House To Clean Siding and Gutters

Check your house thoroughly 

Before you start cleaning, make sure that you take a proper survey of the house. Everything should be intact and in place. If there is some sliding that is not properly intact, there are chances it might fly off. Obviously, no one wants to cause damage to their house. Also, look for cracks in the ceilings and walls as well. When you are washing, water can get in from the cracks, which is definitely something nobody wants. 

Clear the area 

When you are cleaning, water will be all over the place. Make sure that you move everything around to create space. Nothing should be getting in the way. Move everything away from the wall which you are going to be cleaning. If there are some garden decorations, take them off the walls. The same goes for patio furniture, move it around so that it doesn’t get damaged or wet. If you are using strong chemicals, it is important to keep your plants safe as well. Even if you are not using toxic chemicals, high water pressure can damage the plants. If you are not able to move your plants, just make sure that you do not directly spray on them. Another tested solution for this problem is to water your plants before starting, this way even if harsh chemicals hit the ground, they will not cause permanent damage.

Selecting right PSI

Selecting the right water pressure is another important part. If you haven’t made the right selection, you might get disappointed by the results. Remember, using too much power can be damaging as well. This is a concept unknown to most people. Yes, you can damage the sliding by using too much pressure. It is recommended to use 1,000 to 1,400 Pounds per square inch (PSI) for best results. Normally, gas pressure washers are suitable for providing this pressure, but now some electric pressure washers are able to provide high water pressure as well. Before selecting one, remember to check electric pressure washer reviews in order to have authentic knowledge about the water pressure and performance.

Spraying at the proper angle

Pressure washing is all about using the right techniques. If you are not doing it the right way, you will not be able to get desired results. The best angle to spray is by keeping it on eye level. This way you will be able to keep your concentration and maximum water spray will reach the target. If you are aiming too high and away from eye level, there are chances you won’t be able to clean properly.  

When you are cleaning the sliding, keeping the right angle is the most important part. The best way is by spraying straight ahead. You do not need to brush the dirt and mud off. Just point straight ahead, this angle will provide thorough scrubbing. It will prevent the water from creeping in underneath the siding. 


Drying properly is another important step. Make sure that the sliding does not stay wet for a longer period of time. Wet surfaces can easily develop mildew. Getting water in unwanted areas is the biggest concern. After you are done washing, make sure that there is no water left in unwanted areas. Mold and mildew are the last things you want on your sliding. The best way to save yourself from this problem is by hand drying everything by yourself. Take an old and dry towel and clean thoroughly. Give special attention to the corners. Look for all the places where you think water might gather up. You might have to scrub off the previous mold as well.

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