When your belongings spend a lot of time outdoors, they can acquire a layer of grime that a garden hose simply can’t wash off. Instead of trying to jerry-rig a powerful jet of water using the hose and an air compressor, buy or rent a pressure washer. Here’s a closer look at some of the many items you can clean with a pressure washer.
5 Valuable Uses for a Pressure Washer
1. Barbecue Grill
Many people leave their grill outside all year long, unprotected by even a plastic cover. The grill not only collects dirt and rainwater stains but also grease and soot. If you're hosting an outdoor event and are embarrassed by your grill's appearance, give it a thorough cleaning with a grill brush and a pressure washer.
Vinyl and wood privacy fences show stains, mud, grime, and paw prints, but a simple hose often won't remove them. Chain link fences don't accumulate as much noticeable dirt, but they collect twigs, leaves, and grass blades.
A pressure washer combines the power of an air compressor and the cleaning ability of a hose. It will improve the look of any fence, but be careful when washing wood. The pressure can gouge the fence material if you get too close for too long.
3. Outdoor Furniture
Yard furniture gets grimy and stains your clothing if you don't clean it regularly. Plastic and cast iron hold up well to pressure washing, but be careful washing wooden Adirondack chairs, for the same reason wood fences require caution.
Patio concrete collects mud and becomes discolored with algae. Many people find cleaning their patio with a pressure washer is extraordinarily satisfying since you can see exactly how much progress you're making as you strip away the stains.
5. Car or Truck
A pressure washer is an invaluable tool for cleaning a car or truck—if a simple precaution is taken. Don't hold the nozzle closer than about 18 inches from the surface or it might damage the paint. A season’s worth of mud, grime, and bird poop will be gone before you know it.
If you need access to a pressure washer but don't want to pay full retail price for it, rent it affordably from ABC Equipment Rental and Sales in Brunswick, OH. Thanks to a huge inventory of new and like-new equipment, you can rent or buy power washers, air compressors, generators, and any other tool you need inside or outside your home. Visit their website to fill out a rental agreement or call (330) 220-4545 to ask about store hours or equipment availability.