How to Pressure Wash a Mobile Home

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Pressure washing a mobile home is the quickest and most efficient way to clean the exterior. The high-powered spray will loosen any dirt and debris without the hassle of climbing up a ladder or scrubbing by hand. Pressure washing is also a good choice before painting your mobile home, as it will remove any flaky paint from the siding. It is fairly easy to pressure wash your own mobile own, and there is no need to hire a professional.

Things You'll Need

  • Pressure washer
  • Dish soap
  • Water hose
  • Electrical outlet
  • Pour dish soap or other mild cleanser into the soap receptacle. Dish soap will remove greasy stains and dirt, but any general purpose cleaner will work well.

  • Attach the water hose to the pressure washer. Be sure that the nozzle is tight before turning on the water to avoid getting soaked.

  • Plug the pressure washer into a nearby electrical outlet. Depress the trigger a few times to build up pressure.

  • Stand at least four feet away from the mobile home and set the pressure washer to use both soap and water. Begin spraying at the top of the home and work your way down slowly.

  • After washing a section of the wall, switch the pressure washer to water only and rinse the soap off of the wall thoroughly.

  • Continue these steps on sections of the mobile home until all of it has been cleaned. If any stains remain, they will probably need to be scrubbed with bleach.

Tips & Warnings

  • Cover any exposed electrical outlets, as water will damage them. Avoid spraying windows or lights, since the high pressure spray can easily shatter glass.
  • Do not put bleach in a pressure washer. It will damage seals and other parts.

References

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