Pressure washing on a roof in meridianEverywhere inside and outside of your house, surfaces need to be kept clean and fresh. Pressure washing is a great way to get those surfaces looking their best. However, before cleaning, it is important to prepare them for painting or staining by pressure washing. Some of the most common uses of pressure washing include:

  • Cleaning siding
  • Washing decks
  • Preparing fences
  • Scrubbing patios
  • Prepping windowsills
  • Lesser-known uses include concrete pavers and garage doors

Prepare Wood Surfaces for Painting

To prepare wood surfaces for painting, clean them with a pressure washer. Pressure washing is a great way to clean wood and remove dirt, grime, and mold from exterior surfaces. Before using the pressure washer on your home’s exterior walls or fences, let them completely dry so that water will not seep into pores (the spaces between the boards).

Also, make sure you use an appropriate nozzle attachment when cleaning wood surfaces. This will help prevent gouges in the surface of furniture as well as reduce splatter while you are working with painted pieces like shutters or doors which feature decorative trim work along the edges.

man standing on ladder and cleaning house metal roof with high pressure washerPrepare Metal Surfaces for Painting

  • Removing old paint from metal surfaces will make it easier to apply new paint or other coatings in the future.
  • Use the right tool for each job so that you don’t do more damage than good!

Clean Vinyl SidingPower washing. House wall vinyl siding cleaning with high pressure water jet.

Pressure washing vinyl siding keeps your home looking shiny and new. Vinyl siding is durable but can still get dirty if you fail to regularly clean it. If your home features brick or stone siding, use a pressure washer with a soft or medium nozzle rather than one that sprays hard water at high speeds, which could damage bricks.

Pressure washer sketchTo clean gutters with a High-Pressure Stream:

  • Start at the top of the gutter
    Eliminate debris before working down toward where water collects in pools during rainstorms.
  • Move slowly across each section of gutter while directing the nozzle toward clogs or cracks in the surface.
  • Hire a professional firm such as Elliott Window Cleaning. We use pressure washing to prepare surfaces and clean gutters throughout the Treasure Valley.

Clean Windows and WindowsillsCleaning service washing building facade and window with pressure water. Cleaning dirty wall with high pressure water jet. Power washing the wall. Cleaning the facade of the house. Before and after washing

  • Use the high-pressure setting on to clean windows and windowsills.
  • Add a cleaning solution to the water that will be used to wash the windows, as this will help remove dirt and grime faster.
  • Work in small sections so that you can keep track of which areas have been cleaned or use tape or markers on the glass as guides for where not to go over again with the jet sprayer.
  • If you are not sure about whether it is safe for you or someone else in your home to do this cleaning task yourself, call in professional services instead! We professionally clean windows in and around the Eagle, Idaho area.

About Elliott Window Cleaning in Meridian, Idaho

the city cleaning service man in orange uniform washing the bus stop glass with pouring waterWe established Elliott Window Cleaning in 2019. But our history runs much deeper. In fact, this family owned, and operated business began in Hood River, Oregon in 1984, where Monty Elliott learned the window cleaning trade from his father. Over the years, Monty has always washed windows – whether it was on the side or as a full-time business. In 2019, Monty and his oldest son, Cody, decided to begin serving the Treasure Valley once again. As a result, all four family members spend their time running the most reliable, friendly, and thorough window cleaning company in the Treasure Valley. At Elliott Window Cleaning, we build trust with each customer and strive to provide an elite experience. For a free, no-obligation quote, call today Call: (208) 600-3154.