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11 Home Pressure Cleaning Ways to Turn the Ordinary into Extraordinary

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Areas of Your Home That Will Benefit From High Pressure Cleaning

Pressure Cleaning is a versatile cleaning technique that does more than just clean – it rejuvenates all the surfaces around your home. By utilizing high-pressure water, pressure washing removes all the built up grime, dirt, organic growth, animal mess, oil/grease and anything else that sticks to surfaces. Pressure cleaning is perfect for the much needed spruce up before hosting events like party’s or back yard BBQ’s, and if you’re considering selling it’s a must do before listing your Home with an agent.

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Driveways and Walkways

Driveways and walkways are heavily used parts of your property that accumulate dirt, oil spills, and even organic growth over time. Pressure washing these surfaces not only improves their appearance but also ensures safety by removing slippery algae and moss. The end result is a clean, welcoming entrance to your home. This task can be done DIY or you can hire a professional for added convenience and expertise. When considering the equipment for pressure cleaning your driveway, the rotary surface cleaner stands out as the best choice for driveways. Its even and high-pressure distribution nozzles effectively lift grime without leaving uneven streaks that traditional pressure washing nozzles might. This tool saves you time and effort while providing more consistent results in a much shorter time.

If you do decide to tackle this task yourself, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you achieve the best outcomes:

"The Australian Bureau of Statistics that found that there were 142,300 hospital admissions for falls in Australia in 2020-21. Of these, 42,400 were for falls on a level surface, such as a driveway or path".

Deck And Patio Pressure Cleaning

In South East QLD Decks and patios serve as outdoor sanctuaries, subject to the presence of children, pets, wildlife, insects, and the rigors of our Sub tropical climate. Ongoing usage inevitably results in the accumulation of dirt, grime and various substances, some of which may be less than desirable.

The application of pressure cleaning techniques and specific detergents proves invaluable in eradicating these surface contaminants, including potentially harmful bacteria. This practice not only upholds the aesthetic appeal of outdoor spaces but also plays a pivotal role in the preservation of underlying wood or stone materials, thus significantly extending their overall durability and life span. A meticulously cleaned and well-maintained deck or patio provides a haven for relaxation and social gatherings, offering the assurance of both visual elegance, structural integrity and cleanliness.

"According to a study published in the journal "Microbiome", the most common bacteria found in homes in Australia is: Staphylococcus aureus: This bacteria is commonly found on the skin and in the nose of healthy people. However, it can also cause infections, such as boils, pneumonia, and sepsis".

Home Exterior (Vinyl, Wood, Brick, or Stucco)

The initial impression of your home is significantly influenced by its exterior surface. Walls are built from a diverse array of materials—ranging from vinyl and wood to brick and stucco—they can become susceptible to the accumulation of mold, mildew, algae and other environmental contaminants. Employing High pressure washing proves to be an efficacious solution, as it efficiently eradicates these unwanted surface contaminants. By doing so, the splendor of your home’s exterior is restored, thereby making a substantial contribution to the appreciation of property value and the owners pride.

The advantages of maintaining a well-kept exterior extend beyond personal pride of ownership. They radiate outward, elevating the overall visual appeal of the surrounding neighborhood. Enlisting the services of a proficient pressure washer or soft washer holds the potential to rejuvenate your home’s external facade to a pristine state, reminiscent of its initial condition. It’s important to note that the diversity of surfaces on your property necessitates a discerning approach, wherein the careful selection of appropriate nozzles and precise pressure levels is paramount to prevent inadvertent damage.

In instances where the architecture of your home encompasses multiple levels, the task becomes a little more intricate. Specialized equipment tailored to the demands of multi-level structures becomes necessary. By investing in such services, you proactively contribute to the preservation of your home’s integrity and the perpetuation of its visual allure.

Cleaning Fences

Fences assume a dual role, serving both utilitarian and aesthetic purposes within your property’s landscape. The constant exposure to South East Qld’s various weather elements and wildlife can culminate in the development of unsightly stains, as well as the growth of mold, lichen and algae, inevitably compromising their visual allure. The application of pressure cleaning or soft washing techniques emerge as an effective measure to counteract these undesirable effects, breathing new life into fences and curb appeal of the house. This restorative cleaning process not only prolongs the functional life of your fences but also ensures their continual contribution to the property’s overall aesthetic charm.

The significance of a meticulously maintained fence transcends its basic functions. A fence stands as a guardian of security and privacy while concurrently augmenting the scenic beauty of your outdoor home. In our experience different fence materials, such as Colorbond and rendered fences, a medium-pressure water spray approach proves optimal for cleaning. Conversely, wooden fences require a more cautious approach, a lower pressure settings and a broader spray angle is needed to avoid any potential damage to the wood or the removal of paint. It is wise to undertake a preliminary assessment of pressure levels and nozzle selection in an inconspicuous area prior to cleaning any easily visible areas. This prudent approach ensures the preservation of both the fence’s structural soundness and its aesthetic harmony.

Outdoor Furniture and Pressure Cleaning

Outdoor furnishings, including chairs, tables and BBQ’s, inevitably become susceptible to the accumulation of dirt, grime and avian residues as a result of prolonged exposure to environmental factors. Using pressure washing techniques for the upkeep of these items not only preserves their aesthetic integrity but also ensures their enduring allure, unmarred by the inevitable effects of time, use and the elements.

Furthermore, pressure cleaning unveils a multifaceted utility, one that transcends cosmetic rejuvenation. It emerges as a preparatory measure for instances where furniture or home exteriors require repainting or renovation. By incorporating pressure cleaning into your everyday cleaning you can a holistic and effective approach to both maintenance and refurbishment our you furniture.

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Garage Floors and High Pressure Water Blasting

Garage floors often face challenges like oil leaks, tire marks and concrete dust. These stains not only affect the appearance but also pose slip hazards to home owners. Pressure washing effectively removes these stains and fine dust, creating a cleaner and safer space for vehicles, tools and people. A clean and organized garage not only improves the overall aesthetics of your home but also makes it easier to find tools and equipment, contributing to a more efficient and functional daily routine. For home owners planning on applying a coat (DIY) to their garage floor such as paint or epoxy, high pressure water cleaning is a must to ensure a sufficiently clean surface and a secure bond to the concrete.

Pool Surrounds and Decks

Pool decks deal with a never-ending combo of moisture and sun, basically an open invitation for all sorts of unwanted organic growth. From our experience in pressure cleaning, it’s pretty clear that most folks who own homes with pools opt to get their deck areas blasted with high pressure water cleaning. It’s a good move since this cleaning ritual helps keep the swimming zone properly clean and germ-free.

Pressure cleaning kicks out all those nasty residues, making sure your pool surroundings stay spick and span. So, you end up with a deck that’s not only pleasing to the eye but also safe to hang around with no slippery areas. Imagine chilling out by the pool, soaking up the sun or having a fun splash, all on a deck that’s clean as a whistle.

And here’s the kicker – it’s not just about the deck itself. You know those walls that hold up the pool, the retaining walls? Yeah, those guys can get pretty grimy and grow stuff too over time. So, a good pressure wash job doesn’t just make your pool deck the star; it also makes sure those surrounding walls match the cleanliness vibes.

According to the Swimming Pool & Spa Alliance of Australia (SPASA), there are an estimated 1.2 million private swimming pools in Australia. This represents approximately 13% of all homes in Australia.

Garden Ornaments Can be Pressure Cleaned

Garden ornaments can suffer from algae, mold, lichen and bird droppings. Pressure cleaning can restore these decorations to their original beauty, contributing to the enchanting atmosphere of your garden. Well-maintained garden decorations add to the overall charm of your outdoor spaces, creating a serene and inviting environment where you can connect with nature. Use a low pressure water spray on garden ornaments unless your a sure they can be cleaned with high pressure. If your using and detergents it’s best to spray all surrounding vegetation with clean water to avoid unintentionally killing your plants. Also use a Biodegradable detergent or soap to ensure any runoff doesn’t harm any near water sources.

Keep Your Gutters Free Flowing

Gutters play a crucial role in catching and managing rainwater around your home. Over time, they can become clogged with debris from nearby vegetation. Pressure washing clears these blockages, ensuring proper water flow and protecting your home’s foundation from potential water damage. Clean and functioning gutters prevent water-related issues like flooding and water damage, safeguarding both your home’s structural integrity and your peace of mind. There are very affordable Pressure washing machine attachments available for gutter cleaning. Here’s a link to some on

Grills and Outdoor Cooking Areas

Grills and outdoor cooking areas accumulate grease and food residues faster than any place in your home. Pressure washing these surfaces maintains a hygienic cooking environment and prolongs the life of your equipment, allowing for worry-free and clean grilling. A clean cooking area not only ensures safer and healthier meals but also makes outdoor cooking a more enjoyable and convenient experience for your self and health conscious guests. Be sure to use a safe dish washing soap when washing your BBQ! You can also give your fire pit a quick clean while your at it.

Vehicles, Boats, Trailers, Caravans

Vehicles are exposed to many types of contaminants like dirt, grime, tar, mud and road salts. These elements can dull the appearance of paint and lead to rusting. Pressure washing vehicles preserves their glossy look and contributes to their overall longevity. You can also pressure clean push bikes, jet ski’s, trailers, wheelie bins, Caravans and your letter box.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I use dish washing detergent in my pressure washer as soap?
Answer: It’s perfectly fine to down stream dish washing detergent using your pressure washer. Ensure you flush everything will clean water when finished.

2. Can pressure washing remove graffiti from my walls?

Answer: Yes, pressure washing can effectively remove graffiti from walls, but the success depends on various factors. Using a pressure washer with the right pressure setting and an appropriate nozzle can help remove graffiti without damaging the underlying surface. However, extremely porous or delicate surfaces might require professional intervention to ensure thorough removal without causing harm.

3. Is pressure washing safe for my car’s paint finish?

Answer: Pressure washing can be safe for your car’s paint finish if done correctly. It’s important to use a pressure washer with a wide-angle spray nozzle and maintain a reasonable distance from the vehicle. Additionally, avoid using excessive pressure, as high pressure can strip away paint or cause damage. Consider using a dedicated car wash soap and following proper techniques to ensure a clean and safe wash.

4. Can pressure washing remove old paint from surfaces?

Answer: Yes, pressure washing can remove old paint from surfaces, especially if the paint is already loose or peeling. It’s advised to watch closely because to much pressure can damage the wood.

5. Will pressure washing remove oil stains from my driveway?

Pressure washing can help remove oil stains from your driveway, but it might not eliminate them entirely, especially for deep or older stains. Pre-treating the stains with a degreaser or an appropriate cleaning solution can enhance the pressure washing’s effectiveness. Acid Washing may be required for stubborn oil and grease stains stains.


Pressure washing’s transformative impact on various surfaces is undeniable. It’s a crucial aspect of home maintenance that revitalizes surfaces, ensuring they remain functional and visually appealing. Regular pressure cleaning allows homeowners to take pride in a property that shines with renewed vitality, offering numerous benefits for daily life, safety, and overall well-being.

If your require a professional pressure washing service in South East Qld contact us today

Written by: Mark B Owner/Operator of Pressure Washed South East Qld


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