1. Get Started, start cleaning on the side of the house that is not in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will cause streaking.
2. Setting - Up the Garden Hose, begin by hooking up the garden hose to the water faucet on the out side of the house, first check the hose for, cuts or kinks, the gasket and strainer assembly insuring they are both installed correctly and in good working condition. After that task is completed turn the water on to flush out any debris that may be present inside the hose before hooking it up to the pressure washer.
3. Setting up the Pressure Washer, attach the garden hose to the low pressure side of the pump; it is the only place on the machine a water hose can be connected. Once that hose is firmly connected attach the high pressure hose to the opposite side of the pump. Turn the water faucet on full force, and squeeze the trigger on the handle attached to the end of the high pressure hose to allow the water to flow for a couple minutes, this will remove all the air from the hoses and pump assembly.
4. Start Your Engine, with the hoses attached and water turned on to full force supplying the washer with all the water it needs to operate efficiently, it is time to start the engine. Before starting the engine however, we need to, if we have not already, check the engine oil and fuel. There is nothing worse than just getting into the swing of things and the machine just quit running for no apparent reason. Which brings us to another point of interest, on engines equipped with oil sensors that shut it down when the engine oil is at an unsafe level; the machine must be level for these systems to operate properly. Now you are ready to follow the engine manufactures starting instructions for your specific model.
5. How to Clean a House Using a Pressure Washer,
Start washing at the ground level and work your way to the roof to eliminate streaks.
When using a soap attachment, start by applying the cleaner to the house at the ground level.
Apply the cleaner to the house in small areas at a time, not allowing it to dry then rinse it off with clean water to eliminate streaking.
Avoid spraying high pressure spray onto glass surfaces or weather seals around doors and windows.
Avoid spraying high pressure water in electrical boxes, light fixtures or receptacles.
Avoid directing the pressurized water spray under or through the seams of vinyl siding.
Remembering to wash from the ground up, and rinse from the top / roof down will insure streak free professional results every time.
Clean like a Pro, save time, save water using a machine that uses less than half the water a garden hose would when used alone, and have the vest looking house in the neighborhood.
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