For many households, Spring Cleaning has become something of a passion for homeowners. Over the years, the nature of spring cleaning has changed quite a lot. It wasn’t long ago that spring cleaning was something most of us would reluctantly do only out of necessity.
Now, however, being responsible adults, spring cleaning has become one of the most important dates in our calendars. When spring cleaning is done right, it can bring enormous benefits to homeowners. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can make the most out of your next spring clean.
Cleaning Outdoor Areas
Wherever you have an outdoor area, there will be the potential for dirt and algae to build up. Fortunately, clearing this up shouldn’t be too difficult. For most people, the brooms and hoses that they keep around the home will be enough, but some people will require a floor scrubber. If this isn’t powerful enough for your needs, you might need to instead look into an electric 1500psi electric water pressure cleaner instead. If you have concerns about any water from your other equipment being flung about the place and splashing nearby services, consider whether a 300mm rotary surface cleaner attachment might be the answer. This attachment will contain any splashes and overspray, while also allowing you to clean a much wide surface area in a single pass.
Cleaning Driveways and Paths
Our driveways and paths are often overlooked when many of us set about our spring cleaning. However, they are every bit as important as the rest of the home and much easier to give a complete makeover to than many people realise. The best tool for this is a water pressure cleaner. Most people opt for a petrol-powered unit, such as a 3000psi petrol water pressure cleaner, or a 4000psi petrol water pressure cleaner.
Alternatively, a newer type of machine, known as a dual pressure washer can come in handy. This is an all in one water pressure cleaner, which has another 400mm rotary surface cleaner attached to the bottom. This can then act as a walk behind cleaner.
We all need a refuge from the gorgeous Australian weather now and then! As lucky as we are to live in such a uniquely diverse and beautiful landscape, although not everyone is jealous of our murderous wildlife and summer Christmases. If you do own a pool, an electric submersible pump (for draining a pool for cleaning) is useful.
With the right equipment and the right attitude, spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, it can be a welcome excuse to get all of those minor DIY repairs you’ve always been meaning to out of the way at last!
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Spring has finally sprung and with the weather now feeling lovely and warm it’s time to attempt a few tasks that you may have been putting off since Winter. To-do-lists will often include cleaning outdoor entertaining areas, paths around the home, driveways and even the house walls or roof. If you have any, or dare I say it, all of the above jobs to complete, it’s a good idea to consider hiring a floor scrubber or water pressure cleaner. Not only will this help make your life easier, but you’ll also see a much better end result than you would with a garden hose. And the good news is that water pressure cleaners will actually use less water than a regular garden hose while cleaning more efficiently. It’s a win win situation.
Water pressure cleaning your outdoor areas, even your walls, should one of the essential routines of any home owner before venturing outside to enjoy a summer meal on the back deck, drinks by the pool or playing with toys on the concrete or paved areas. Prepping and cleaning these areas can be made easy by hiring either an electric or petrol water pressure cleaner.
Should you wish to try water pressure cleaning yourself but aren’t quite sure where or how to start, we’ve put together these steps to help you through the process. And, as always, read the safety and operating instructions that come with the pressure washer as well.