There’s something undeniably therapeutic about pressure washing, and as a homeowner, it probably constitutes my favorite of all of the home maintenance pastimes. At least, it’s right up there with lawn mowing and mulching, both insta-gratifying. Just check out this slo-mo video—if that doesn’t get you excited about pressure washing, I don’t know what will.
We bought a new pressure washer this season, a 2700 max PSI gas-powered model (an upgrade from the little electric 1200 PSI model that I’ve had and appreciated and actually loved for nearly 5 years). The new washer is one tough cookie and a great addition to our outdoor arsenal. After reading many reviews and actually talking with people who own and appreciate more-powerful pressure washers, I was plenty certain in my decision to buy, and I picked up my own at the store last week for spring cleaning.
A pressure washer is great for cleaning any number of surfaces (even canvas and outdoor furniture cushions, but I started out by cleaning the unpainted back wall of my cement block garage, a surface prone to growing moss and unidentifiable grime.