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Turn Your Patio into an Oasis

Do you find yourself flipping through the pages of lifestyle and home décor magazines, only to grow green with envy over the lavish styles and designs of the featured patios and yards? It can be tough to glance from those pages over to your yard, only to see the polar opposite of what you desire. There is no need to start shopping around for a new home! With a few changes to your outdoor living space, the oasis you have been dreaming of can come true!

Clean It Up!

The inside of your home isn’t the only place where cleaning needs to take place. A clean yard is a spacious, inviting yard, so make it a priority to clean it up! You can start by pulling any weeds growing in patio cracks and in the grass itself, doing basic yard maintenance such as mowing and hedging, and putting items out of sight to create a more open space. Nowadays, storage sheds are available in spacious modern styles, so looking into one as an option can provide an all-in-one storage solution for your backyard needs.

Furnish Your Space

Regardless of the style and vibe you are going for, there is a patio set to encompass the look you want! Investing in quality furniture and dining pieces, whether they are rustic or modern, will make you and your guests feel like they are on their own private getaway. Love to cook and entertain? A great outdoor grill and bar space will make your yard the go-to spot for family and friends to gather.

Landscape to Add Interest

Landscaping adds visible interest to any yard

Adding a pop of color with plants and shrubbery will instantly bring your yard to life! Simple touches of rock bedding and cobblestone walkways have become increasingly popular options to help one enhance the look and feel of one’s patio space. Want to enhance what you already have? Repairing damages and pressure washing your patio can make it seem brand new again. There is no need to worry if you don’t own a pressure washer of your own. Let one of our professional team members clean your patio today!

Light Up the Night

Make a backyard gathering memorable with lights

Simple light fixtures can really help enhance your yard when the sun goes down. Landscape flood lights, decorative table lights, and intricate string lights are great options to add interest and showcase your beautiful patio space. Do you have a pool? Installing underwater lighting can make your pool the main attraction even if it is too cold to take a dip! With various color and ambiance options, your pool can dance to the rhythm of the music you might be listening to or bring a serene end to the day.

Conclusion

Make your backyard the place to be!

Just because your home isn’t featured in a luxury lifestyle magazine doesn’t mean it can’t have the potential to be! Like the popular saying goes, “Home is not a place…it’s a feeling”. When you feel at home, you are home, so make your own kind of luxury and remember to maintain its beauty by keeping it clean. When you need a good cleaning, make sure to call on the team at Hydra Pressure Washing LLC!

Pressure Washing Safety 101

Pressure washing is a wonderful craft useful for clearing away all kinds of grime and filth. But with great power comes great responsibility; whenever we are in the vicinity of powerful jets of water, we should take care to protect both others as well as ourselves. See below to learn more about the various precautions you should take.

Projecting your voice

Sometimes the pressure washing technician may leave something to be desired, if he or she is not privy to a special vulnerability of your garden, patio, fence, or house. For example, if there’s a hairline crack in the window that compromises the structural integrity of the window surface, blasting such a window with the intensity of a regular pressure wash could be dangerous. Although it would be ideal to have discussed everything prior to the wash, sometimes alerting the person in the moment is the only way to protect such vulnerable spots. (Of course, don’t do this from behind the window.) Lifting up your voice enough so that the person can hear you goes a long way to protecting everyone involved.

A pressure washing technician cleans a pathway.

Protective Gear

It’s often best to stay behind closed doors and closed windows if you want to watch pressure washing happen. But sometimes you might want to warn your neighbors who are obliviously wandering around the pressure washing scene; for such instances, it’s essential to put on the appropriate attire prior to coming close to the splash zone. To protect your hearing, put on earmuffs. For shielding your precious digits, wear work gloves and close-toed shoes. And last but not least, goggles are crucial for guarding your eyesight.

A man wearing earmuffs, gloves, and safety goggles.

Taking Cover

The importance of staying indoors was already mentioned, but in particular situations, it’s not only crucial, but necessary. If a pressure wash happening is for helping the dust at a construction site settle down, staying near the pressure wash site can mean breathing in many toxic chemicals. Getting to watch the epic wash go down is not worth it, if you’re not equipped with a proper dust mask. For non-construction settings, dust may not be the issue, but rather spores, which can sometimes be even more dangerous. Of course, make sure that your toddlers and pets are by your side.

A dog looks at a jet of water.

Conclusion

Even though there are only three main caveats covered in this blogpost, there are other safety hazards at a pressure wash site. It’s important to keep our eyes open and look out for each other. Whether the pressure wash consists of heavy-duty cleaning or light-duty cleaning, let us be careful and stay vigilant. For more pressure washing tips, simply contact Hydra Pressure Washing LLC today!

Graffiti Removal Via Pressure Washing

For a homeowner, graffiti can be a pain to deal with; if murals are for embellishing, one may say that graffiti are for defacing. Staring at a beautiful building whose surfaces are marred by garish doodles, derogatory epithets, expletives, or other vulgarities is quite unpleasant. Thankfully, with powerful pressurized water, one can kiss all that graffiti goodbye. But how does that all work?

Apply

As with most pressure washes, graffiti removal can be an extremely satisfying thing to spectate. But before spraying all that H2O on the painted surface, remember to apply some chemical when appropriate. Although sheer water may somewhat attack the doodles, some product can help soften the particularly hardened layer of paint. Different surfaces require different chemicals, so take care to examine whether the graffiti is on a smooth surface like masonry. Ruining the surface further would be a travesty.

Spray

Using only water (with no addition of chemical supplement) is beneficial to the graffitied surface in that it minimizes the wear and tear on the surface. One intuitive strategy is to keep the pressure washer nozzle at a steep angle; blasting the water straight on can make the graffiti sink deeper into the surface. (Yikes!) As far as water goes, hot water is more effective than cold water, since raised temperature can make the painted surface expand and break up the graffiti material. Do be careful with the pressure; a pressure of 2000-35000 PSI may suit concrete surfaces, but walls made up of materials like stucco or wood are more fragile!

Draw

Graffiti removal is a little bit like reverse graffiti in that it is a craft that relies on how well a person can trace the curves and shapes that form the graffiti. (After all, graffiti means “scribblings” in Italian.) Being surgical and patient is crucial to success. Mastering the use of high-pressure tips and the rest of the pressure washer too enhances the job very much. But even if you end up mastering neither, don’t panic; professionals can help.

Conclusion

The tools of vandalism may keep coming, but thankfully, pressure washers continue to prove to be a formidable threat to them. Know that you don’t have to go through graffiti removal alone. The team at Hydra Pressure Washing LLC is out to help. Simply contact us!

5 Excellent Reasons to Pressure Wash Your Roof

If you’re a homeowner, you want to do your best to protect and maintain your investment and your roof is the first line of defense against the elements. One way to keep your house looking its best is to work with a professional power washing team that will clean your home from the roof to the driveway. Our blog focuses on five of the big reasons why you should pressure wash your home’s roof.

Man pressure washing a roof.
Man pressure washing a roof.

Improve your roof’s longevity: To protect your investment and increase the longevity of your roof, choose power washing; this will not only clean it, but also help keep you from replacing your roof for many years to come.

Prevent infestations: Power washing your roof can prevent the growth of harmful mold and algae that may infest your home through the attic and interfere with your home’s air quality. Pressure washing also helps remove collections of leaves and other detritus that can attract insects and small rodents, which can then find their way into your home through damaged roof shingles.

Help with energy savings: Pressure washing your roof allows you to guarantee your energy costs will be down due to the needed ability of a roof reflecting the sun for a more efficient home.

Improve your home’s appeal: There’s something important but so simple in keeping your roof clean. Pressure washing not only improves the cleanliness of your home on the outside, but also improves your home’s curb appeal because it shows you care about your investment.

Understand your homeowners insurance:  As for insurance companies, they want to know that your home is being well cared for. When you pressure wash your roof, you can identify any hidden problems and fix them in order to properly care for your home. 

Professional pressure washing service.
Professional pressure washing service.

Conclusions

Pressure washing your roof has many benefits and these are only a few of them. It may be tempting to pressure wash your roof yourself to save time and money, but leave this job to the professionals. When it comes to making sure your roof can enjoy all of the benefits of pressure washing, Hydra Pressure Washing LLC is the best team to help you maintain your home’s curb appeal and safety with a pressure washing service.

Pressure Washing: Before, During, and After

If your home is about to receive its first power washing service, you may be wondering what you can do before, during, and after the service to help. It is important to ensure that you are properly prepared before the service and know exactly what to do after. Follow along with this blog to read about your role throughout the entire process!

Before

Pressure washing, when done by a professional, takes a little bit of preparation on your part. You are in charge of deciding what gets washed down and what doesn’t; meaning that before your service begins, you should move and cover up things you don’t want to get wet. Whether it be patio furniture or your potted plants, get them covered or to a safe spot. Another imperative thing you need to do is check all openings into your home. Make sure every entrance is locked and sealed. You don’t want any water coming in through open windows and doors! Only the essential and non-fragile things should be washed.

During

This part may go without saying, but you should always make an effort to stay out of the way during the service. Gather up your children and pets and remain inside the house. While you are receiving the service, the last thing your professional pressure washer wants to worry about is accidentally hitting you or your loved ones. The power of a pressure washer is very, very strong. There is a good chance that an unsuspecting hit from the hose could lead to broken skin.

After

Whether you were just looking for a cleaning or had plans following the wash, there are some things to keep in mind. It may be worth looking into a sealer for your concrete as it can keep your driveway looking brand new for much longer, but keep in mind that your home is going to need a bit of time to completely dry. You don’t want a wet home to take away from the effects of a good sealer or even a fresh coat of paint. Allow your home time to dry for a good three days, just to be safe; then you are free, in fact encouraged, to seal and paint away!

Conclusion

The best part about hiring a professional to come and pressure wash your home is the little amount of effort on your part. While there are a few key things to keep in mind before, during, and after the wash, overall it is a pretty simple process. Head on over to Hydra Pressure Washing LLC to see all the different ways we can help you achieve a cleaner home!

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