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How to Pressure Wash a Pole Barn

How to Pressure Wash a Pole Barn

Spring is an excellent time to not only clean inside your farm buildings in Ohio, but the outside as well. Winter weather can really dirty up the exterior walls of a pole barn by leaving dirt and grime. If left untreated, a pole barn is likely to rust and deteriorate. This spring, take your cleaning outdoors by pressure washing the side of your building. Continue reading to learn how to pressure wash a pole barn.

Get a Pressure Washer

The first thing you’ll need to do before cleaning your pole building in Ohio is to either rent or buy a pressure washer. You can either purchase one at your local hardware store for relatively cheap or rent one from a pressure washer distributor or home improvement store.

Prep the Building

Once you have a pressure washer, you’ll then need to prep your post frame buildings in Ohio. Start by removing any foreign objects that may be lying around the building. Everything else, like shrubs and bushes, should be covered with a tarp to avoid getting covered with detergent. Any electrical outlets, utility boxes, and lights should also be covered. You will also want to shut off the power at the breakers.

After removing any objects and covering plants and outlets, grab a broom and lightly wipe away any spider webs and dirt. Once this is complete, our custom post frame builders in Ohio recommend spraying the sides with plain water from the pressure washer for a pre-soak.

Using the Pressure Washer

Once your pole building in Ohio has been lightly sprayed, it will then be time to increase the pressure and add detergent to the mix. It’s important not to use too high of a pressure setting to avoid peeling the paint. Be sure to apply pressure washer-specific detergent – not just any detergent. On a low-medium pressure level, spray the building in sections by working from top to bottom.

After the building has been washed with detergent, rinse it with fresh water to remove any leftover detergent.

Request a Quote!

At MQS Structures, we build top-of-the-line custom pole barns in Ohio. Even though our buildings require minimal maintenance, it is always a good idea to keep them clean so that they retain their beauty for years. Request a quote today right on our website.

For more information regarding our agricultural buildings in Ohio, give us a call at (855) 677-3334.

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