How To Use Bleach For Pressure Washing - Everything You Need To Know


Mastering the Use of Bleach in Pressure Washing

Welcome back to our channel! Today, we're excited to share valuable insights from my buddy Cody on effectively using bleach in pressure washing. This post is a part of a longer video discussing the critical aspects of starting a dumpster pad cleaning business. Be sure to check out the full video for more detailed information.

Why Bleach is Essential in Pressure Washing

  1. Industry Standard for Cleaning Organics: Bleach is indispensable for eliminating mold, mildew, bacteria, and algae - the primary culprits in surface discoloration and damage.
  2. Effectiveness Across Surfaces: Whether it's house siding, roofs, or driveways, bleach plays a crucial role in sanitizing and breaking down organic material, allowing for low-pressure cleaning.

Key Considerations When Using Bleach

  • Safety and Dilution: While bleach is highly effective, it's vital to use it safely, particularly around vegetation. Proper dilution and avoiding overspray are critical.
  • Understanding Ratios: Different surfaces require varying concentrations of bleach. For house washing, a ratio of 1 to 1.5% is standard, while roof cleaning may require 5 to 6%.

Sourcing Quality Bleach

  • Local Industrial Chemical Vendors: A reliable source for professional-grade bleach. Use Google to find vendors near you.
  • National Suppliers: Companies like Univar are excellent resources for locating bleach suppliers in your region.
  • Pool Supply Stores: In a pinch, pool-grade bleach can suffice, though it typically has a lower concentration than industrial-grade bleach.

Upscaling Your Cleaning Services

For those looking to take their pressure washing business to the next level, understanding bleach ratios and applications is paramount. Our recommended resource, the 'How to Wash' course, covers these aspects comprehensively. You'll learn not just about chemicals, but also equipment setup, property protection, and much more.


Bleach is a powerhouse in the pressure washing industry, and mastering its use can significantly enhance the quality and efficiency of your services. By following the guidelines and tips shared by Cody, you can ensure safe, effective, and profitable cleaning operations.

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