If you are familiar with the workings and application of a jet wash, then you might be interested in how to get the most of your machine and yield the best possible cleaning results without risk of damage or injury. Knowing how to use your jet wash properly will make cleaning a breeze and save you some resources too.
Positioning the nozzle bit
When cleaning any surface or object, you must hold the tip any closer than thirty centimetres from the surface, and no further than sixty centimetres away from it. If you hold the tip too close you risk damaging the surface, if you hold it too far you lose cleaning power.
Holding the nozzle bit
Always hold the nozzle at a forty five degree angle. This way you protect yourself from flying debris and dirt dislodged by the pressure washer. Make sure you have firm grim on the spray gun before pulling the trigger.
The right moves
Clean the surface or item in question, using sweeping, side to side motions. Use sharp, short strokes if you want to clean specific blemishes or small areas. In all instances you shouldn’t spray on one spot for too long.
If you are using detergent for extra cleaning power, apply the detergent starting at the bottom of the surface or object and gradually work your way up. Wait for the product for at least three minutes, but don’t let it dry. Rinse the surface or object generously starting from the top working your way downwards.
Washing the washer
After using detergent in your jet wash you need to flush and rinse the machine using fresh water only. If you haven’t done this before consult with your jet wash user manual for specific instructions.
Warnings & Safety Advice
–never use the pressure washer on a ladder, always use an extension wand;
-don’t use petrol powered jet wash in enclosed areas, exhaust fumes are toxic;
-if using electrical washer ensure plugs and sockets are dry and out of water’s way;
-always keep the machine out of reach of children as the machine can cause injury and damage;
–never aim the pressure washer at any part of your body, or at someone else.
Tip: When jet washing weatherboards, keep the nozzle at a downward angle to prevent water and detergent from going under and in between weatherboards.