You may be well aware of how important it is to wash the exterior of your home from time to time, and when you really want to make a good job of cleaning you can pretty reliably make use of a power washer to get the work done a lot sooner and more effectively.
When the exterior of your home is made of brick, it’s well worth taking a second thought to how you’re going to be washing your home.
One of the most important tricks that you can remember when you’re looking to power wash your brick exterior is to make sure that you do not use too high of a pressure.
Though of course, you are likely thinking that this is entirely counterintuitive because the whole idea is that you are power washing rather than regular washing as it were, this really does make sense.
Specifically, you have to make sure that the settings are not too high on the power washer because to do so would cause possibly immense damage to your brick exterior, possibly well beyond repair.
The better thing to do is to make use of a lower pressure setting when you’re power washing so that you don’t run the risk of causing any damage.
There are plenty of washing solutions out there that are available for the washing of the exterior of your home through the means of a power washer.
What you may not realize, however, is that many of these washing solutions are not going to be so good for your brick exterior.
Washing solutions that contain acid, for example, are likely to cause a great deal of damage to your brick exterior — it is well worth staying away from such solutions.
You should look out for the more natural solutions as it were, those that contain more gentle detergents that have no acid in them.
In the course of getting ready to clean your brick exterior using a power washer, it’s a good idea to make necessary repairs to the areas that are going to need it the most.
More specifically, look out for areas where you will need to patch mortar — these are going to be the areas between the bricks that may have gotten damaged.
Be careful to make these sorts of repairs at least a week before you are going to do any actual cleaning because you want to give the mortar that has been patched that long or so to fully dry.
There are few things that are going to be better for your cleaning of the brick exterior than making sure that you wet the brick properly before you apply a cleaning solution to it.
That is to say, you are going to want to make sure that you don’t just apply the cleaning solution directly to dry brick — it’s a good practice to first fully wet the brick, and then allow time for that to sit before applying the cleaning solution.
Once you have fully applied the cleaning solution you will be able to give it time to soak in and do its thing before you use a more gentle pressure setting to rinse off the exterior of your home.
The last thing you should bear in mind is that when you have certain areas of your home exterior that are particularly dirty, power washing may well not do everything that you need it to do and you will have to go just a little bit further.
Specifically, you will possibly need to scrub really well with a hard brush — this will loosen up some of the more dirty areas of brick and allow them to be properly cleaned.
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