5 Surprising Outdoor Uses for Pressure Washers

Has your pressure washer been gathering cobwebs in the shed? If you only bring it out once a year to clean the patio, you’re not making use of your equipment’s potential. A pressure washer has many uses — some more obvious than others. Here are five unexpected ways you can get your money’s worth and make the most of your pressure washer:

Clean the Barbeque

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If the thought of cleaning your barbeque or grill puts you off using it on a regular basis, this trick is for you. Nobody likes having to manually clean a greasy, sooty barbeque, but with a pressure washer, you can get it sparkling without getting your hands dirty.

Empty the barbeque and set the grill plates aside (you can blast these separately). Pressure-wash the grill, then fill it with degreaser and let that do its work. Once it’s soaked for a while, blast the grill again, and it’ll look as good as new.

Get Rid of Mould

Most pressure washers can be filled with a cleaning solution like detergent or bleach. If you blast mould and mildew with water, it might go away for a little while, but it won’t take long to reappear. Mix a little bleach into the water, and you’ll be mould-free for much longer.

Spring Clean the Doghouse

Doghouses and outdoor kennels can get filthy, even if they’re only used occasionally. They’re a breeding ground for fleas and mites, especially in the summer. Poly plastic doghouses are easy to pressure-wash, and many of them have a removable rubber floor or mat that can also be blasted.

Give the Garden Fence a Makeover

If your fencing is grey and spotted, a pressure washer does a pretty good job of bringing it back to its natural colour.

It’s important to check for rot before pressure-washing your fences, as brittle or rotten wood can easily splinter and under the pressure. Even newer, healthy fences can still break if your equipment’s too powerful. For cleaning fences and garden furniture, a 100 bar pressure-washer like this one is perfectly sufficient.

Cleaning Bikes

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Anybody who’s ever been cycling in the winter knows how filthy a bike can get. The tiniest puddle can leave both cyclist and bicycle dripping with mud. Rather than leaving your bicycle outside to dry off (and collect spiders), blast it with a pressure-washer and give it a quick wipe-down with a towel. You can now store your bike indoors without worrying about trailing mud everywhere, and you shouldn’t have so much trouble with rust, either. Get more information click here.

Espana Gomez is an author of this blog. Recently she works as an interior design assistant in her town. She loves daydreaming about beautiful homes and interior decor.