The Power of Power Washing

Gene and Katie Hamilton

Gene and Katie Hamilton

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Looking for a mindless job that pays off big? Power wash your deck. It’s grunt work that is tedious, time consuming and requires little or no skills. Power Washing a Deck is a good example of grunt work and it’s a job we usually do ourselves. Whether you rent a power washer for the afternoon for about $80 or buy a unit for about $165, it’s money well spent. Every Spring the buildup of dead leaves and dirt deposited on a deck by Mother Nature should be removed, it’s an annual part of home maintenance.

The repetitive nature of using a power washer makes it easy for even an all thumbs homeowner. If you can control a garden hose, you’re likely to be able to handle the wand of a power washer once you’re familiar with its operation. And there’s a sublime feeling of satisfaction as the dirt is removed revealing the natural grain of the wood decking. Noisy it is, that’s for sure, but when the hum of the motor stops the silence and clean decking makes it all worth the effort.

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Gene and Katie Hamilton are authors of 20 home improvement books and creators of, a website that compares the DIY and contractor costs of hundreds of repair, decorating and remodeling projects. Their weekly column Do It Yourself or Not is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency.
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