The beautiful beach town of Jupiter is known for humid summers. Living in high humidity results in an appreciation of pressure washing – along with lush landscaping and a multitude of tropical trees!

Pressure cleaning is one of the most effective and affordable cleaning methods that can drastically improve the look of your home, it can also remove unwanted contaminants including mold and bacteria from your home. Before you blast away, be aware of the common mistakes people make when pressure washing:

Utilizing Too Much Pressure

The satisfaction of pressure cleaning may tempt you to up the pressure. But start off with a lighter pressure and gradually adjust the setting to avoid damage. Be sure to stand adequately far from the surface you are washing.

Pressure Washing the Wrong Surfaces

Certain roofing materials, asphalt and cedar shingles, and vinyl sidings need to be tested before pressure cleaning them. Some painted surfaces may not withstand pressure washing. Be aware that some items, such as outside furnishings, may not dry quickly enough to avoid mold forming.

Using Only Water

Applying a detergent or chemical cleanser will help to break up dirt and kill mold.

Making Use of Hot Water

Although hot water does clean faster, it may warp certain elements of your home’s exterior. Double check what items such as your siding and shingles are made of before using hot water.

Working in the Wrong Order

This makes sense when you think about it, but avoid duplicating your work by starting at the top of the building and working your way down.

Being Unfamiliar with the Equipment

Yeah, you’ve heard it before, but it really does help to read the instructions thoroughly before starting. (There must be a meme for this!)

Luckily, if you want to make your Jupiter home look like new, the Garden Home Management Services team offers a Pressure Washing Service using state-of-the-art equipment and environmentally safe products. For more information on this or our Home Watch Service, contact us without delay.