It’s important to clean the outside of your house from time to time to remove dirt and mildew or when preparing the surface for painting. A pressure washer is the best way to clean your home; but be careful, since the powerful spray can damage siding if not used properly.

When using a pressure washer to clean the outside of your house:

  • Apply cleaning solution.
  • Wash horizontally, working from bottom to top.
  • Rinse horizontally, working from top to bottom.
  • Finish one area, then move on to the next.

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Cleaning the outside of a house is necessary from time to time to remove mildew or prepare for painting. Because of the size of the job, a pressure washer is the best way to do it efficiently. After you apply a cleaning solution to an area, begin cleaning with horizontal strokes, working from bottom to top. Be sure the spray pattern is wide enough not to damage the siding. Then when you rinse, work from top to bottom, completing one area before you move to the next.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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