Pressure washers (also called power washers) use highly pressurized water to cleanse away dirt, mud, and grime from just about anything you can think of. If you’re feeling ambitious this weekend, you may want to consider renting out one of our pressure washers to make your home’s deck, stone pathways, or your car looking clean and ready for the summer. For a quality pressure washer, you’ll want to depend on a reputable equipment and tool rental company.

Below you will find our top five uses for pressure washers.

1. Decks and Patios

If you own a deck or patio, you know that there is a certain amount of maintenance involved to keep it looking nice. After the snow melts, you may notice mud caked onto the surface of your deck. To keep your deck in optimal condition, we recommend you power wash your deck or patio once a year.

Not only will the highly pressurized water wash away any dirt or mud, but it will also cleanse away any mildew or algae. Most homeowners like to rent power washers during the spring to get their decks and patios ready ahead of time for the summer months.

2. Fencing

Wooden fences are great for privacy and for making your backyard feel like a secluded oasis, however they also need to be cleaned every once in a while. You could spend a lot of time trying to scrub the entire perimeter of your fencing by hand, or you could rent a pressure washer from a reputable home and garden equipment rental company.

3. Walkways

Brick or stone walkways leading up to your house or meandering through a flower garden can elevate the appearance of a backyard. However, many homeowners find that these pathways require regular sweeping and cleaning to keep leaves, pollen, dirt, and mud off their walkways.

If you find dirt and mud packed down in between stone pavers, you may want to consider renting a pressure washer for the weekend. The highly pressurized stream of water can help loosen and dislodge any dirt or moss to make your pathway look as good as new.

4. Outdoor Furniture

Over time, your outdoor furniture can start to look dingy from being covered in a fine layer of dirt. For the upcoming summer season, be sure your patio looks terrific by power washing your outdoor furniture. Make sure that your outdoor furniture is clean and ready to be used for the upcoming summer months. We do caution that you make sure it’s safe to power wash your outdoor furniture before renting from us. For example, plastic or wooden outdoor furniture may be better suited for washing by hand.

5. Cars and Trucks

Most cars and trucks can be cleaned by your local car wash. However, for dirt and grime on wheels or in truck beds, you may be interested in renting a power washer from your local equipment rental company. Make sure that you use the right pressure setting and nozzle for your car or truck. Otherwise you might run the risk of stripping away your vehicle’s paint.

While pressure washers can be terrific tools for cleaning away dirt and grime, they can also be dangerous if used improperly. This is why it’s important to read the manufacturer’s instructions that come with your pressure washer and make sure you take the necessary safety precautions.

Pressure washing safety is important. Our home equipment rental experts are here to help you with any questions you might have about our rental power washers.

If you are interested in our pressure washer rental services or any of our other equipment rental services, please feel free to give us a call at (616) 454-7982. The Grand Rapids home and garden rental experts at Sun Rentals are proud to help customers just like you find the rentals they need. We rent everything under the sun!