Pro Tip For Washing Houses Faster


Welcome back to Lean and Mean Academy! Today, we're at a stunning $2 million home just south of Nashville, where we'll be performing a house wash on this beautiful brick residence. As we tackle this project, we'll share valuable tips and techniques to help you master house washing. Whether you're dealing with brick, stucco, Hardy board, vinyl, or even concrete, this guide has you covered. Plus, if you're serious about taking your pressure washing business to the next level, make sure to check out SESW's Softwash 101 class.

Preparing for the House Wash

Before we dive into the cleaning process, let's take a look at what we're dealing with. This home has a significant buildup of grime, particularly on the chimney. Ben is starting by treating this area, using a garden sprayer with a potent hot mix for precision cleaning. This technique ensures that the toughest spots are handled efficiently without the need for multiple treatments.

Chemical Mix and Application

For this job, we recommend using a high-quality chemical like Mud Mayday for areas with heavy mud and dirt buildup. Here are some key steps to follow:

  1. Identify the Surface: Determine the type of surface you're cleaning—brick, stucco, vinyl, etc.
  2. Test for Bleach Safety: Always test a small, inconspicuous area to ensure the surface is bleach safe.
  3. Choose the Right Mix: Use a garden sprayer for applying a concentrated mix to stubborn areas. This ensures deep cleaning without damaging the surface.

Pro Tips for Efficiency

One of our favorite techniques involves using a garden sprayer for applying a hot mix directly to the toughest spots. This method saves time and ensures that you only need to treat the area once. For larger areas, you can switch to a soft wash unit, but the garden sprayer offers precision and efficiency.

Special Considerations for Lime Wash

Lime wash is becoming increasingly popular in our area, but it requires special care. Here’s how to handle it:

  1. Test for Bleach and Pressure Safety: Apply bleach in a hidden spot and rinse to check for any adverse reactions.
  2. Use Low Pressure: Never use high pressure on lime wash. Soft washing or using low pressure is essential to avoid damage.
  3. Rinse Carefully: Ensure that the rinse process does not remove the lime wash or cause it to fade unevenly.

Final Thoughts and Recommendations

This house washing project in Nashville showcases the importance of using the right techniques and chemicals for different surfaces. By following our pro tips and being cautious with delicate finishes like lime wash, you can achieve outstanding results.

For those looking to deepen their knowledge and skills, we highly recommend SESW's Softwash 101 class. This comprehensive course covers everything from chemical mixing to substrate-specific cleaning methods, ensuring you're well-prepared for any job.

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