If you’re like most homeowners, you take pride in keeping your home looking its best. That includes making sure your outdoor spaces are clean and inviting. One way to achieve this is by pressure washing your interlocking. Pressure washing is an effective way to remove dirt, grime, and other build-up that can make your interlocking look dull and tired. Plus, it’s a great way to prepare your interlocking for the spring and summer seasons.
But before you start pressure washing, there are a few things you need to know. In this blog post, we’ll share some important tips for pressure washing your interlocking so that you can get the best results.
Choose The Right Pressure Washer.
The first step is to choose the right pressure washer for the job. If you have a small patio or deck, you can use a handheld pressure washer. For larger areas, you’ll need a stationary pressure washer. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions so that you know how to operate the pressure washer safely and effectively.
Use The Right Detergent.
The next step is to choose the right detergent for your pressure washer. There are a variety of detergents on the market specifically designed for pressure washing. Be sure to read the labels carefully so that you choose a detergent that is compatible with your type of interlocking and the type of pressure washer you’re using.
Test The Detergent In An Inconspicuous Area First.
Before you start pressure washing your entire patio or deck, it’s always a good idea to test the detergent in a small, inconspicuous area first. This will help you make sure that the detergent won’t damage or discolor your interlocking in any way.
Pre-treat Stubborn Stains.
If you have stubborn stains on your interlocking, pre-treating them with a heavy-duty cleaner before pressure washing can help loosen them up and make them easier to remove. Simply apply the cleaner to the stained area and let it sit for several minutes before rinsing it away with your pressure washer.
Protect Delicate Plants And Flowers Nearby.
When you’re ready to start pressure washing, be sure to protect any delicate plants or flowers nearby by covering them with plastic sheeting or moving them out of range of the sprayer tip.
Hold The Nozzle At Least 12 Inches From The Surface Of Your Interlocking As You Work.
Once you’ve prepped everything, you’re ready to start pressure washing! As you work, be sure to hold the nozzle at least 12 inches from the surface of your interlocking pavers so that you don’t damage them with too much direct spray.
Work In Sections And Rinse Thoroughly When Finished.
To avoid overwhelming yourself (and making a big mess), it’s best to work in small sections when pressure washing your patio or deck. Once you’ve finished one section, move on to the next and come back to rinse away any leftover cleaner or debris once you’ve completed the entire area.
Let Everything Dry Completely Before Walking On It.
After you’ve finished rinsing away all of the cleaner and debris, be sure to turn off the power to your pressure washer and let everything dry completely before walking on it again. This will help ensure that mildew doesn’t have a chance to get started.
Pressure washing your interlocking is a great way to keep it looking its best all year long—but it’s important to do it safely and effectively! By following these simple tips, you can Pressure wash like a pro and enjoy beautiful, clean interlocking pavers all season long!
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