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Simple Tips To Keep Your Outdoor Patio Clean

April 10, 2015 by  
Filed under Outdoor

A patio is really quite a nice addition to any home. Its uses range from a place to entertain, lounge and for keeping plants. Some households use patios as alternative dining areas.

Ensuring that your patio is kept clean at all times require patience and lots of energy, as it is usually a tedious job. If not done carefully, the immediate areas of your home will become muddy and soiled. You will need a good pair Wellington boots, goggles and waterproof pants for safety, unless you are the sort of person who does not mind getting grub and dirt on yourself. If your patio is desperately in need of grouting, as in filling mortar within tiles, and you are unlucky enough to hit the parts which are not yet filled, chances are a colossal spew of icky water will be your shower for the day.

What you will need to make this cleaning process bearable is a good pressure washer, or a patio cleaner. This to-die-for accessory will save your sanity plus leaving you with a pristine surface area to be proud of.

Most washer pressures possess a rotating mist bar enclosed in a spherical mantle with a 3” cavern and measures 8” in width. The pressure spurt is made to spin akin to a revolving mower blade and is particularly valuable when sanitizing a patio or even driveway. With the lance as an added accessory, erratic splashes can be avoided plus the cleaning process is speeded.

Before using the water pressure, be sure to brush away all dirt and debris as this implement is predisposed to damage from hard materials such as pebbles or stones. Good brand name washer pressures are very handy for a multitude of cleaning tasks in and out of the house. As you go along many more accessories can be incorporated into the basic washer pressure implement.

Washer pressure equipment can be bought at virtually at any hardware store, DIY shops and also garden centers. Be aware that sometimes, back-up services are hard to come by and if your contraption is of the cheap variety, forget about acquiring spare parts. The lesson here is to spend a little more to avoid all these hassles.

To procure a dependable washer pressure, look in the Yellow Pages or at fully-equipped hardware stores. Always ask for advice as the sales personnel would be in the best position to tell you what you need.

When you clean your patio, always use eye protection like goggles. Pressure washers cause gravel and dirt to attack at full force.

Make sure that the area to be cleaned is clear of all pets and children.

One rule of thumb; electricity and water are mortal enemies. Your power supply must always be protected by a RCD. Danger arises when extension cables come into contact with water – you do not want to end up becoming ‘Crispy Charlie”. The cable joint should be elevated and sheltered from accidental spray.

Never ever take aim with the jet at your unsuspecting pets or people as the speed of the spray, which can be up to 300 mph, is enough to catapult them to another continent.

If you are unsure of the surface for pressure washing, begin with a wide fan jet and keep your distance. You can then modify distance and angle once you are sure of the desired effect.

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