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The Best Gas Pressure Washer Models for Cleaning Your House

October 18, 2016 Jim Jhonson 0

Your property is dirtier than you think it is. The problem is that homes and the property surrounding them get dirty slowly. Dirt and grime build up hour by hour, day by day, month by month. As you drive home every day, it’s easy to miss the slow process. If you could see your house the way it looked when you moved in, then you’d realize how badly it needs a good gas pressure wash.


To get your home as clean as possible, you need a pressure washer. And not just any pressure washer, you want the best model possible. There are a lot of models on the market today. It can be hard to know which is right for you. That’s why we’re going to look at the best gas pressure washer models available today so you can pick the one that’s right for you.


Simpson MegaShot 3,100 psi


If you want power at an affordable price, then the MegaShot is a good choice. It offers a beefy 3,100 PSI at around $380 new. It has 10-inch tires for outdoor maneuvering, 25 feet of hose, and a powerful HONDA GC190 OHC premium Engine. It’s designed to be easy to use and easy to maintain. The hose is made to be kink free, and the pump is built to last thanks to top-shelf design from OEM Technologies.


Do you hate having to waste time reconfiguring your tools for different jobs? The people at Simpson understand this, which is why they have made it as easy as possible to set up the MegaShot for various situations. The wand can be altered with different nozzles so you can clean just about any problem area you might encounter with ease.


Generac OneWash 2000 – 3100


If you want something a bit more powerful you can upgrade to this gas pressure washer model – the Generac Onewash. This machine can be cranked all the way up to 3,100 psi. But this doesn’t mean that you have to attack everything you wash at full power, the OneWash can be used at four different power levels between 2000 and 3100 psi. And you don’t even need to change the nozzle to get these different pressure levels.


The Generac OneWash is a bit more expensive than the Megashot, but not by much. As of writing, you can find them for $400. This includes 30 feet of hose, three nozzle tips, and a cover that keeps the volume down during use. The OneWash is easy to carry around, easy to use, and easy to tweak. If you want a gas pressure washer to work in as many situations as possible, then you should look at the Generac OneWash.


Dewalt Honda GX390 4,200


If you want a professional grade washer, then this is the one for you. At 4,200 psi this beast of a machine is going to get whatever it sprays as clean as possible. The price can be a bit hefty, expect to spend around $1000 to get a new GX390. But Dewalt only charges those prices because they know that their product is worth it.


Hose damage is one of the most common issues with pressure washers and similar devices. Luckily Dewalt has solved this issue. It comes with a hose that has been reinforced with steel braiding to make it stronger than ever before without sacrificing flexibility and ease of use. 50 feet of hose to be exact, so you can leave the Honda on the ground and head up on the roof to wash the shingles if you want.


Deciding On The Best Washer
So which of these three washers is the best? The answer is that it depends on your need(s). What do you need your washer for? If you are going to be using your washer in a professional setting, then you might need the power of a Honda motor in a Dewalt machine. If you have a wide variety of areas to clean then a OneWash is a highly flexible choice. Budget is also an essential consideration, so make sure you figure out how much you’re willing to spend early on. Each of these models has upsides and downsides; only you can decide how everything weighs out. To help you with your decision, the site was built. Go on, visit it now!

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Bug Proof Your Home The Natural Way

October 14, 2016 Jim Jhonson 0

It is not unusual for someone to get nervous when they see a bug, but it is imperative to point out that many bugs are harmless. According to experts, bugs play an important role in our environment. However, this does not mean that people want flying critters creeping through their homes.


Seeing ants marching in your kitchen will normally prompt you to either get the bug spray or ask for the assistance of a professional pest extermination company. These methods will not provide a long term solution to your pest problem. Studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Department reveal that some pesticides contain dangerous chemicals that harm children and pets.


The EPA (Environmental Protection Company) reminds homeowners to use common sense when dealing with pests. Prevention is the key to eliminating bugs. Cutting off the bugs’ shelter and access to water and food can help you have a pest free home. Let’s take a close look at natural ways to bug-proof your home.


Inside the Home


To cut off water supply for those bugs:


  • Avoid water accumulating in plant trays.
  • Fix any leaking faucet or plumbing.
  • Reduce air moisture by using a dehumidifier.
  • Clean up any spilled liquid immediately and always keep your counter tops dry.


To deny access to food:


  • Day by day, make sure to take out your trash.
  • Mop the floors daily, or vacuum them.
  • Store your fresh fruits inside the refrigerator.
  • Refrain from leaving dirty plates and utensils in the sink (overnight).
  • All food containers, boxes, or bags should be sealed.


To make sure the bugs don’t have shelter in your home:


  • Inspect your home for any cracks, crevices, and openings. Seal those off as bugs and other pests can find ways to enter those even live in those openings no matter how tiny.
  • Have all windows screened e.g. covered with wire mesh.
  • For pipes and wires that enter your home, see to it that utility openings are sealed off.


Outside the Home

  • Do general cleaning of your yard from time to time. It’s best to remove grass and leaves laying on the foundation of your home.


  • Cut off shrubs and  tree limbs that are close to your home as much as possible. Pests are notorious for entering into homes after climbing on firewood so avoid stacking up on firewood near your home.


  • Clean up pet feces and wastes daily because those attract flies and bacteria that in turn attract pests to enter your home.


  • Your lawn should be litter-free.


  • Healthy plants, fruit trees, or flower beds also keep those pests at bay.

The tips and tricks above are effective and natural ways to bug-proof homes. Following them closely can help homeowners win the war against creepy critters.

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How to Prevent Bedbugs

October 12, 2016 Jim Jhonson 0

Creepy and tenacious, bed bugs have caused concern lately in the news. These blood sucking, parasitic insects can become unwelcome house guests for the long term thanks to their persistent. And they don’t just come to stay in homes and hotels. They cling to suitcases, clothing, furniture and ride into schools, theaters, hospitals, airplanes and other public places.


Once they have their claws into a new residence, bedbugs can hide out of sight behind wallpaper, electrical switches and plates, and in seams of upholstery including mattresses.


Here are some tips on how to prevent bedbugs and deal with an infestation.


How to spot bedbugs, and what to do if you find them.

  1. Check a new or unfamiliar bed for signs of their feces. These will be small black or brown dots on the sheets or mattress. If you find some in a hotel room, ask for a new room far from the original one.


  1. At night you may see the bedbugs themselves. They normally hide during the day. Adult bugs are oval shaped and brown or red-brown. Babies are almost invisible.


  1. If you have pets, regularly inspect the places where they sleep for bedbugs.


  1. An odor similar to coriander may be present in heavily infested areas.


  1. While traveling, stand your suitcases on hard surfaces if possible, rather than beds, carpet or furniture. If on your return you think you’ve been exposed to bedbugs, thoroughly clean everything you traveled with. Vacuum your suitcase, wash all clothes in water as hot as possible.


If you suspect bed bugs in your home, here’s what to do next.


  1. Don’t just grab the nearest pesticide. Most shop-bought pesticides are ineffective against bedbugs and their eggs, and will just add unnecessary chemicals to your already infested living spaces. Instead, use professional steam or heat treatments.


  1. If you are suffering from bites, make sure they really are bedbug bites. They may be from mosquitoes, mites, ticks or fleas. A variety of trapping methods for identification are suggested by IdentifyUS.


  1. You could hire a trained bedbug-sniffing dog, if you suspect bed bugs are present but cannot find any.


  1. Clean and treat infested furniture – there’s no need to dump it. But if you do, don’t just leave it in the street or common areas as the bugs could spread to other homes. Use a locked dumpster and label the furniture as “bedbug infested”.


  1. Clutter is an ideal hiding and breeding ground, so have a clearout. Then if you do need bedbug treatment, there will be less things to clean.


How to clean up to get rid of bedbugs


  1. Vacuum everything you can.


  1. Store clothing and other items in sealed plastic bags.


  1. Use hot water to wash fabrics.

4. Use non-toxic, specialized sprays for controlling bedbugs and eggs.