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Just Some Of The Ways A Pressure Washer Can Save You Time And Money

Ask anyone that owns a pressure washer and they’ll talk for hours about all the great things they use them for. Not only do they save a person lots of time, but also lots of money as well. There are a few things that you need to know to get started so here are some of the best ways to save time and money with your own pressure washer.

Pressure Washers Clean Cement Real Good

The thing about concrete, or cement as most people call it, is that it gets black mildew stains on it after about a year that are very hard to remove. In addition to that, all around the edges of sidewalks and driveways, the grass and weeds will constantly be encroaching. The worst, is the weeds that come up through the cracks and compression joints of your concrete, they can really be tough.

Thankfully, an electric power washer is made for just such a job. Get a fan spray nozzle that will cover a wide area and get started. You’ll note that most things like black mildew come right off and the concrete looks like new when you’re done. You can also usually use your pressure washer to cut back weeds that encroach around the edges fairly easily, you might have to cut some with a spade, but after the first time it will be a cinch. You’ll get used to holding the wand at just the right angle so it cuts the weeds on a straight line.

Same with the cracks and compression joints, the weeds that grow there are growing in dirt that has been deposited there, once you clean it out by blasting out the dirt, the next time will only take a few minutes. Paying a person to clean your driveway, patio, and sidewalks can cost a lot of money, your machine will pay for itself in about a year just on concrete cleaning alone.

Pressure Washing the Undercarriage Of Your Car Is A Tough Job

But a powerful washer can take care of it in quick order. If you have lots of built up grime, you might have to use a deterrent the first time. You can get special engine cleaning and undercarriage solvent based detergents at the auto parts store. However, once you’ve cleaned your car down to the metal in the wheel wells, axle, under the hood, and frame, it will never get that dirty again. You’ll save lots of money by not having to buy the detergents again, and you’ll never have to go to the car wash either.

Take a little time and watch a Youtube video on the best practices of cleaning your engine so that you don’t get water in any vulnerable places. Most everything under the hood is fairly waterproof but be cautious when using high pressure.

Cleaning The Exterior Of Your Home Is A Breeze

Things like your home siding can be a bit difficult if you don’t have a pressure washer, but once you do, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. You can clean many kinds of siding on full power, but if it’s painted wood, either stand farther back or turn the pressure down so you don’t skin off all of your paint.

You can also get attachments that will enable you to blow out all the leaves and debis that have accumulated in you gutters as well. You can clean all the gutters on an entire house in just a few hours, then if you keep it up regularly, even less time after that. Keeping your gutters and downspouts clean keeps water from overflowing and flooding basements. It’s an often forgotten task of high importance.

People rave about the many hours they save by owning their own machines. Once you’ve cleaned everything real good the way you like it, the next time you’ll be able to pull out your machine and get everything done in just one morning and still have time to watch the big game or go fishing, that’s how fast you’ll finish your chores.



Nature’s Most Natural Pain Remedy

 

It is easy to take an over the counter painkiller to relieve a headache, or a muscle relaxer to relieve tension but how many of those pills do you actually take in a day, week or even a month? For most with stressful lives who suffer from tension you probably do not even realise how reliant on them you can become. Something you may not know is that some of those pills may even be causing the recurrence of your pain, for instance, a rebound headache!

Now we all know there are benefits to drinking seven to eight glasses of water a day! But did you know that water is one of nature’s most natural painkillers and works for us in a number of different ways?

  1. Relieves Headaches
    Research has shown that one of the causes of a headache was fatigue and a big cause of fatigue itself is dehydration. Drinking several glasses of water a day also eases and prevents certain types of headaches.
  2. Warm Water Soaks
    Research has shown over the years that warm water soaks work on all sorts of musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, lower back pain, and fibromyalgia. Soaking for a prolonged time and drinking lots of water tends to give longer lasting relief.
  3. Water Births
    Warm water births are becoming more popular as parents are looking for a more natural and drug-free solutions to giving birth. A water birth is said to be very soothing and relaxing for both the mother and baby said to reduce the risk of foetal complications and stress for both mother and child.

There are many different oils and herbs that work well when mixed with water which can help with anything from headaches, sleep; muscle soaks to clearing a head cold.

  1. Detoxing Bath
    Essential oils, when mixed in a nice hot bath or used as a shower gel, can help detox your body by providing various antioxidants have anti-inflammatory benefits which are essential for flushing out impurities from the body for a healthy glowing skin.
  2. Soothing and Relaxing
    Various herbs have been known to create a soothing and calming effect when made into oils or salts and combined in a steamy bath. Helping one to relax and sleep better.
  3. Relieve Anxiety and Stress
    Lavender oil has been used to improve skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It is also known for its soothing properties and is great for relieving anxiety and stress.
  4. Fight Colds and Respiratory Problems
    Eucalyptus Soaks and Shower Gels, especially when combined with Lavender are known to help fight off symptoms of the flu, sinusitis and various allergy symptoms.
  5. Aches, pains, memory improvement and digestive health
    looking to ease those muscle pains or a lower back ache Rosemary mixed with lemon in either a shower gel or as a bath soak has been known to help with these. It can also be beneficial to your digestive system and it has been said to improve memory.

So before reaching for those over the counter or prescription painkillers take a moment and give the healing power of water a try. Draw yourself and hot bath and fill it with essential oils, dim the lights and or place some nice candles safely around it. Taking a long fresh class of water with you and maybe a refill jug and go relax in the tub. Remember to drink the water whilst you are in there and not only should it release the pain, ease your tension and relax you but it will leave your skin feeling and smelling great giving you an instant pick me up.