Safely Cleaning High Places: How to Power Wash a Second Story Home. The power washer experts at Pressure Washers Direct have compiled a how-to article and video about how to power wash the second story of a home.
Everyone loves the added space a two story home provides.
However, keeping the second-story siding clean can be a tough task.
There are lots of hard-to-reach places, and using a ladder or scaffold to get to them can be dangerous.
Fortunately, pressure washers have made cleaning high places like this easier and safer than ever.
To reach areas of your home 12 feet and higher, you'll need to use a maximum pressure spray-pattern. Start at the top of the siding and work your way down. Be sure to stand off to the side to avoid getting wet!
As you work down the house, simultaneously back up or switch to a lower pressure spray-pattern when you're half-way down. The high pressure can damage siding.
If some upper level spots are a little stubborn, consider getting a telescoping wand. These fiberglass or aluminum extension poles can extend your spray gun from 12 to 24 feet.
Without the telescoping wand, pressure diminishes as it climbs. The telescoping wand maintains the pressure much longer, resulting in a stronger, more concentrated spray.