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The Pressure Works Tools You Need this Fall

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With seasonal changes, comes a change of tools in the world of pressure washing. By giving yourself the instruments required to finish seasonal jobs, you’ll get the most out of your pressure washer and be able to offer more services. Wondering what you might need to grab? Think ahead to the types of tasks you’ll do this fall and winter. Here’s our fall checklist and tool suggestions for getting each job done:

1. Make sure you can use your lawn equipment, toys and patio furniture year after year by cleaning them before putting them in storage. Doing it by hand, though, is extremely tedious and rarely done. With a pressure washer, it’s fast. Remove the debris that deteriorates and stains the surfaces of your outdoor items, and keep them in good shape. Additionally, on the first warm day of spring, you can get everything out without having to clean again! We suggest using Pressure Works favorite cleaner, The Brown Stuff, to ensure everything gets thoroughly washed.

2. Pressure wash your driveway, walkway and siding. Preparing your home for colder seasons is a big deal. You don’t want a summer of grease stains, mildew and dirt to be freezing under the harsh winter weather. Also, cleaning your exteriors will make your home shine just in time for visits from neighborhood trick-or-treaters and family or friends.

3. Clear out your gutters. Keeping your gutter system clear of debris is the best way to extend its life and fall is the worst season for gutters. It’s usually when long-term issues originate. Cleaning your gutters is one of the more tedious fall tasks, but using your pressure washer makes it easier. Our favorite fall tool is the gutter cleaning wand! With this tool,  you’ll actually want to clean them out. And, you’ll be surprised at how long your system lasts with this regular maintenance.

4. Clean and close the pool. If you have a pool, you already know how much maintenance they take. So, now the summer fun is over and it’s time to clean and close your pool! Switch to a delicate, low-pressure spray pattern and flush the residue from the walls, working from the top down.

Remember, your pressure washer will be useful throughout the fall season, especially for wet sweeping leaves. When the season is over, be sure to check out our tips on storing your equipment during winter.

3 Reasons To Skip the Drive-Through Car Wash

By | Pressure Washers and Supplies, Pressure Washing Tips

Do you want a car that actually looks better after it’s washed? Then think twice before you drive through a car wash. Those side-of-the-road conveniences tend to do more harm than good. Even if you go through one time, the whipping brushes, acid-etching chemicals and mineral deposits will ultimately wreck the exterior of your vehicle. Here’s what happens while you’re parked in the car wash: 

Abrasive Brushes:
Older car washes have abrasive bristles and newer locations label themselves “brushless”. No matter how they identify, all can cause trouble to your car’s exterior. They’re often full of dirt and grit left over from all the vehicles that drove through before you because the brushes don’t get washed between jobs. So, where will all grime end up? Blasted against the side of your car, leaving you with nothing but a dull paint job.

Harsh Chemicals
Do you know anything about chemicals the car washes spray on your vehicle? Most people don’t. Typically, it’s harsh cleaners that are rarely diluted properly. The result? A car that shines for twenty minutes then quickly reveals etches and markings in the windows, mirrors and chrome accents.

Misdirected Pressure
Older vehicles belong at drive-in movies, not car washes. The rough machines roll right over delicate fixtures, like exposed antennas and fragile side mirrors, bending and even breaking classic features.

Vehicles are a big investment and if you clean them right, they look brand new for years to come. They way to do it? Correct pressure washing. Not only is it easy but quick and safe for your car. Skip the abrasive brushes, select the cleaner and nozzle best suited for your needs and just spray. At Pressure Works, you can rent or buy the perfect washer for your needs and choose one of our specially formulated automotive cleaners.

Visit a Pressure Works location near you to learn more about cleaning your vehicle, inside and out, using our equipment and chemicals to get the job done.