The surfaces will not be clean enough if you use the pressure washer and water alone. Detergents will help you to remove the mold, paint, grease, stains, rust, and all the dirt from the surfaces. Fill the tank of the pressure washer with the detergents. Flick the valve to the on position, switch the soap nozzle, and use a wand to apply the soap on the dirty surfaces. Some pressure washers have an onboard detergent tank for easy work.
Stick the siphon tank into the bucket for cleaning and preheat the surface if it is possible before you apply soap on it. Soap the surface from below and soap it upwards to prevent streaks. Soap the stained parts generously. Leave the soap onto the surface for more than ten minutes but do not let it dry out. Rinse the surface in a top to bottom motion then switch off the tank valve of the pressure washer, take off the nozzle, or the siphon from the bucket. Here are the types of detergents you can use for pressure washing your home.
Common house cleaning detergents will clean the dirt from siding without fading the color of the surface. These detergents are not abrasive hence it is safe to use them on wood and steel surfaces. They can be in liquid or powder form. There are highly concentrated detergents for you to buy in bulk and do the mixing from home and save money.
If there are greasy and oil stains on the wall, use these detergents. Degreasers leave o traces of cooking oil or grease after cleaning. The detergents are used to clean oil and grease in engines of vehicles.
You can use vehicle detergents to pressure wash your home. These detergents clean away salts, road films, and unusual dirt. Be careful not to use them on aluminum and painted surface since they are heavy-duty caustic detergents for cleaning heavy equipment. The harshness in detergent that has wax in them will leave the aluminum and paint surface shinning and undamaged.
Select affordable detergents to use but can also meet your cleaning needs.
Go through the warnings of using the detergents before you use them. If you assume the precautions on the package, you may end up damaging the walls of your home by busing the detergents inappropriately. There are bleaching components in some detergents that will fade to the color of the surface.
If the detergents are too harsh, they will damage the pressure wash, which will lead to added expenses of repairing it.