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Get Those Windows Ready For Spring

 

With spring fast approaching, spruce up your windows by pressure washing dirt and debris collected by winter. Have your windows and house the envy of the neighborhood with these simple pressure washing tips.

 

Before getting the pressure washer out, you want to check the exterior condition of the windows thoroughly. Inspect the caulking closely to see that it is in good condition and not cracked or peeling off. You also want to check the glazing around the window panes is intact. If any of these repairs need to be made, hold off on pressure washing until they can be made. Pressure washing before making these repairs can severely damage your windows resulting costly repairs.

 

 

The next step is to add a multi-purpose soap that is formulated for pressure washers into your pressure washer’s reservoir. Connect the soap tip at the end of your wand. When the soap tip is applied, the tip will provide a powerful stream of soapy water but at a much lower pressure than other tips.

Now, you are ready to apply the soap to the window. Turn on the washer and initiate the wand. Keep the wand at a 45 degree angle to the window and trim. Angling the wand in this manner will help lift and remove dirt from the window, windowsill, and trim from beneath more effectively than blasting it straight on. It will also help loosen any flaking paint.

 

Next, you will need to rinse the window of the soap. Turn off the washer and switch the tip to a general use tip. A tip that delivers a 15 to 20 degree angle will provide a stronger pressure stream. Using this tip will successfully remove soap that is on the surface and any dirt that has been released by the soap. Spray from the top down to fully rinse the window clean.

 

When done washing, make sure to check that the caulk and glazing is in good condition and allow the window to dry for several days before you make any repairs to the windows. With these tips, you windows will be ready for warmer weather.