Pressure Washing Tips for the Winter
Winter Pressure Washing Tips
Pressure washing can be a tough job, particularly during winter. The cold temperatures outdoors make this task more complicated. It’s not impossible, you just need some additional care so you keep yourself safe, and get the results you expect.
Protect Yourself from Hypothermia
We know winter weather is no joke and at this point in the season, it only gets colder and colder. To keep yourself safe, make sure you plan your pressure washing activities to take place during the warmest part of the day. So check the weather forecast before you head outside, so you can plan accordingly. Make sure you wear warm clothes and protect your skin with gloves and a hat, and take as many breaks as you need. Also, be careful with the water behind you, as it can freeze and cause you to fall and hurt yourself.
Go Out When Its Warmest
We mentioned this above but working during the warmer part of the day is not just for your own benefit. It is also the best way to get the best results. Turns out that cleaning chemicals aren’t as effective in cold weather. Keep some hot water with you, too. Powdered cleaning chemicals dissolve better in hot water and make your cleaning job much easier, minimizing your time out in the cold.
Beware of Freezing Water
Freezing water can damage your washer’s pump, which is why you need to take additional measures to keep that from happening. Make sure you store your pump in a warm area in your house during the winter, mix equal parts water and antifreeze and run it through your pump, and clean and dry out the inside of your equipment.
Pressure washing during the winter can be a daunting task if you plan to take it on all on your own. TipTop Home Pros can take all that weight off your shoulders and take care of your winter pressure washing tasks for you. Contact us to find out more about our pressure washing services and pricing.