If you are planning to clean the exterior of your home, siding, driveway, patio or deck, the whole nine yards, you’ll definitely want to enlist the help of a good pressure washer. The question is, how should you do this?
You have a few options if you are planning to use a pressure washer. Firstly you can purchase one for yourself. Most home pressure washers have a psi of less than 2000. These are great for general use and simpler jobs and the cost is probably worth it if you plan to use it regularly.
Higher powered pressure washers start to be more expensive. Those used for cleaning siding and driveways need to have a psi higher than 2000. If this is what you are looking for but you don’t want to pay the price you should consider hiring a pressure washing service to do the job for you. If you are a real do-it-yourself-er though, consider pressure washer rental.
If you are planning to rent a pressure washer, you will need to do a bit of research on the type of pressure washer that will be best for the job. To do this you can search online for information, ask friends and neighbors for advice or, most simply, talk to the person renting you the unit. However, it will be easier to find the best rate if you first know just what you’re looking for.
As with any other service you hire, you will want to shop around for a good price. You can search for pressure washer rental companies in your area, or you can head straight for the big home improvement retailers, most of which offer equipment rentals.
Once you’ve found a good rental service you can seek out the advice of the professionals there to determine which equipment you will need to help you complete the job. They can also help you figure out how long you will need the rental as well as what types of cleaning solutions will be best for the jobs you plan to do.
Renting a pressure washer is quite affordable, especially considering the value you can add to your house if you are planning to sell, simply by cleaning things up. Also, cleaning your siding before painting will give your new paint coat a much longer life and better appearance.
If you are planning to use a pressure washer frequently it may be worth your while to do the research and shopping around and spend the money it will cost for you to get the best one for you, otherwise, a pressure washer rental is definitely your best option. You may even consider renting one to try first, before you decide you want to purchase one.