Originally Posted by CaptRandy
I clean about 100 houses a year and use 12% bleach on them, whatever you decide to use just go slow and keep aware of your surroundings like wires and other obstacles. Never use a straight stream from the power washer, if you have a red tip throw it away, in 20+ years I have never had a situation that needed it.
People do go crazy with the technology. I don't like loaning tools but lent one of my powerwashers to a competent finish carpenter with the mantra "Less is More!" and the damned fool nearly took the end of his work boot off and carved some nasty looking grooves in the deck he was trying to clean. I told him the tips to use and the pressure. Of course he ignored me and I probably should have started him off with an infant powerwasher. Power is too tempting to some I guess?
His wife called and said I had to see it all. "He has done worse than Tim the Tool Man!"
We flipped the deck boards over and all was well but I had to laugh. Sorry.