Save time, save water and get your home and hardscape sparkling clean. Yes, pressure washing does all of the above. Here’s what you need to know to successfully use a pressure washer. 1. Choose proper clothing and safety gear. Always wear safety glasses and non-slip shoes. Pressure washing is a dirty job – dress in clothes that will protect your body from debris and water spray. 3. Avoid pump damage. After connecting your water source to the pressure washer, turn the water on first. Then start the machine. 4. Test the pressure washer by pulling the trigger. However, be sure it’s pointed up in the air and not at an object. 5. Select the proper spray nozzle. Many pressure washers come with easily changeable nozzles, ranging from 0 degrees (a straight shot), up to 40-45 degrees to fan the spray out. If you’re cleaning graffiti, say, use a 0 degree, which will shoot a hard stream of water at your concrete. But for washing a vehicle, you want the nozzle that fans out the most, so you don’t strip the paint. 6. Hold your spray gun at least 36 inches from the object you wish to clean. Move closer as needed but be careful, as higher-pressure units can cause...