The Battle of the HOA Letters: Why Pressure Washing Has Become the New Pain in the Rear and How You Can Do It Yourself
Homeowners, have you ever received one of those delightful letters from your Homeowner Association (HOA) that remind you that you need to pressure wash your house? And if you don't, well, that’s a whole new set of problems.
Pressure washing has become the latest source of annoyance for homeowners everywhere. It's like a never-ending game of whack-a-mole, with each HOA letter being the mallet and your house being the mole. And let's be honest, who wants to be constantly whacked by an HOA letter?
Now, don't get me wrong, I understand why HOAs want you to pressure wash your home. It's to maintain your curb appeal and keep the community looking clean and well-maintained. But do they have to be so darn annoying about it?
They expect homeowners to be pressure washing experts, with all the knowledge and equipment to do the job right. And if you don't have the time, knowledge, or equipment, well, good luck with that. You're going to need it.
But fear not, my fellow homeowners! There are two solutions to this problem. The first solution is to do it yourself. Now, I know what you're thinking, "Do it myself? Are you crazy?!" But hear me out. Pressure washing your house is not as hard as it seems. All you need is a little knowledge, the right equipment, and some time and effort . With these tips, you'll be well on your way to being a pressure washing pro in no time.
Tips for Pressure Washing Your House:
Choose the right pressure washer: Not all pressure washers are created equal, so make sure you choose one that is suitable for your needs, you can either purchase or rent a pressure washer depending on your budget. A good starting point is a pressure washer with a PSI of 1500 to 2000. The highest PSI is not always the best. Low pressure is always the best way to prevent damage and clean your home effectively.
Prepare your workspace: Before you start pressure washing, make sure you clear the area of any furniture or plants, and cover or move any items that you don't want to get wet.
Start with a low pressure setting: Again, low pressure is the best method to use when cleaning your house. To avoid damaging any surfaces, use a low pressure setting. You don’t want to have to replace a window because the high pressure busted a seal on it.
Work in sections: Pressure washing a whole house can be a big job, so make it easier on yourself by working in sections. Apply soap from bottom to top, and rinse top to bottom. It helps prevent streaking and makes the rinse easier and much more satisfying.
Use detergent: Professional companies typically use detergent made up of diluted chlorinating liquid and soap, to get rid of the dirt and grime, and kill the mold and algae. Detergent can get your house sparkling clean while using low pressure, so make sure you use a pressure washing detergent that is suitable for your surface.
Rinse, rinse, rinse: Lastly, make sure you thoroughly rinse down everything. Last thing you want is for the detergent to dry on your siding causing a new set of problems. Rinsing as much as possible ensures no vegetation will become a casualty of a DIY product. A good rinsing afterwards is probably the most important step.
The second and easiest solution is to contact No Pressure Power Washing, and let us handle the hassle for you. With our top-quality pressure washing services, you can enjoy a clean house and peace of mind, without having to deal with the annoyance of HOA letters.
With these tips, you'll be well on your way to a clean and well-maintained house, without having to deal with the annoyance of HOA letters. So, next time you receive one of those delightful HOA letters, grab your pressure washer, put on your elbow grease, and show that HOA who's boss!