Pressure Washing your Boat
Pressure Washing Your Boat
Having your very own boat can be lots of fun. Whether you use it for fishing or for cruising, a boat is an investment that you need to take care of. One of the most important aspects in maintaining your boat is to make sure it is always clean. A boat that is not regularly cleaned will likely deteriorate not just in looks, but also in condition. This makes it very important to regularly clean your boat to maintain both its looks and condition. There are exactly two ways of cleaning your boat. The first would be to hire a professional boat cleaning company to do the job for you. Although this can be a bit pricey, if you have money to spare, this would be a great option because these professionals will likely know what they are doing. The second option would be to clean the boat yourself, or if you have mates, you can ask them to help you with your cleaning task.
Cleaning the boat yourself or with friends without the necessary equipment can be back-breaking work, especially if all you have are bucket, soap, and brush. However, things will be a bit different if you have a pressure washer unit. As mentioned above, pressure washers generate great amounts of pressure which can be very helpful when cleaning surfaces. However, this pressure can also cause damage to sensitive and delicate surfaces so you should be wary of where not to spray.
If you are going to use a pressure washer to clean your boat, make sure that all doors, windows, and port holes are closed so that no stray water gets inside the cabin. It is also important to cover any electronics and other vital electrical equipments that are installed on the deck. Make sure to remove all unnecessary items that should not get wet before commencing. Once you’re all cleared up and ready to pressure wash, start by cleaning the top going down to ensure that no dirty water gets to the already cleaned portions. If you have a telescoping wand, use it to reach elevated areas to prevent you from having to climb up and reach them. Similar to pressure washing cars, if you have a chemical dispenser, use it to dispense detergent. Once that is done, make sure to rinse the detergent and never allow it or any chemicals to sit on painted surfaces for more than 10 minutes, otherwise, they may damage or remove the shine of the paint. Once you are done rinsing, make sure that the water has drained properly from the deck.