There are so many things I will love to share about a roof bag, but let’s discuss in full details if it is appropriate to pressure wash a roof bag or not.
Most of us pressure wash our car roof bag, yet we don’t know we are pressure washing it.
The most hilarious thing here is that most people who pressure wash their roof bags don’t even know the act is called pressure washing, it is not anyone’s fault here. If everyone gets enlightened, then we will have to appreciate the different types of washing.
It now gets difficult to identify whether we are causing harm or good to the bag, maybe I should first explain the term “pressure washing” before this information gets bored to you.
Pressure washing generally as the name implies, is the act of using a very high-pressure water sprig in other to remove dirt such as mold, dust, chewing gum, grime, sand, unclean water, and so on from the external surface of a material.
So when talking about pressure washing a roof bag of a car, this is more specific.
It is the way by which dirt is removed from the roof bag by using a high-pressure water spray. Most car wash companies pressure wash cars, so I am sure you can picture what that pressure water spray looks like.
It is a pipe-like material that passes water out on the car, which helps to remove stains on the car, the force at which the water gush out of the pipe helps in the mechanism of stain remover.
A water pressure sprayer is best to describe as a nozzle, be informed that the force coming from the nozzle could blind one’s eye if proper care is not taken because the pressure is so high.
In most cases, power washing is been used to replace pressure washing on a common dialogue, although they may mean the same thing when you check your dictionary or compare a lot of information you have seen on the internet.
But I am glad to highlight the slight difference. This main difference is that pressure washing is more specific unlike spray washing – which is the usage of a nozzle to pump out water with full force mostly with the use of machines.
Unlike pressure washing, power washing is a broader way of washing any material even without using a nozzle, you can even power wash with your hand.
Now I am sure you can differentiate between pressure washing and power washing, in this article, we will be discussing if we can pressure wash a roof bag, and also touching some useful information like ways to pressure wash a bag.
Can You Pressure Wash a Roof Bag?
Absolutely, pressure washing a roof bag is one of the easiest ways to remove dirt from the bag easily. When you pressure wash your roof bag, it can be a very effective way of getting dirt and grime off, however, it can also be destructive when not used properly.
There are two things involved when taking the idea of pressure washing a roof bag or not, there is no problem if you can take precaution while pressure washing the roof bag.
A roof bag may easily get damaged if you pressure wash it without taking the necessary steps, so in other to avoid it from being damaged and increase the lifespan, then you need to read through.
If you feel you want to use the pressure washing method for a roof bag, and you think taking a precaution will be difficult for you, then you should not try pressure washing your car roof bag.
Things to put into consideration when pressure washing your roof bag?
Here are a few things to take note of while pressure washing your roof bag, so you can just wash your roof bag and make sure your bag is in proper care.
The roof bag manual
The first thing you should do is to go through the product manual, but I guess you find it too stressful to read the manual after you have purchased your roof bag.
Let me even know, drop an answer in the comment section, when last did you read the manual of what you bought?
I guess you never care about that, since you can just use the roof bag the way people uses it on the street, you feel you don’t have anything to worry about since you can easily imitate whatever an average purchaser has gotten.
If you read the manual, you will get all information as regards the proper ways to maintain your roof bag.
The material used for producing a roof bag
The material used in the manufacture of your roof bag matters a lot. It will be damaging to pressure wash nylon made roof bag.
It will surely damage the roof bag, so whenever you are about to decide whether to use a pressure washing method to wash your roof bag, be sure it is made from good material.
If the material is not durable enough, then it is better you wash it using your hand or washing machine.
The last time your roof bag was pressure washed
This is a general way of maintaining the life span of your roof bag, even if you do not pressure wash the roof bag, it is not advisable to wash it every time you use.
Avoiding regular washing of the roof bag will prevent the car roof bag from wearing and tearing. So make sure you create a timely allowance whenever you are washing your roof bag.
The thickness of the roof bag
You need to know that not all roof bag will be as thick as you want it to be. If you are to get a roof bag, I will advise you to get a thicker one.
The thicker one will make your material suitable for pressure washing, but if you have already gotten a thin one, then you should avoid attempting to pressure wash a roof bag.
If you try using pressure washing on a thin roof bag, then you should be ready to buy another roof bag for the car.
How often you use the roof bag
Here, it now depends on how many times you use your roof bag, if you use it like 3 times in a day, then you are justified to wash your roof bag regularly.
But this is where systematic washing will come in, it is not every time you wash your roof bag if you want to stop it from wearing and tearing.
You have to dust your roof bag, by doing that you prevent your material from damaging, also it will save you a lot of money. You don’t have to visit the store to get another roof bag since you can prevent it from wear and tear.
What you often put in your roof bag
What you mostly carry in your roof bag is one of the most important factors that will help you know when to apply pressure washing to the roof bag of your car.
I was chatting with a friend of mine who is an uber driver, he discussed how some of his passengers who carry all sorts of material in the car for a long journey and hereby dirty the foot mats in the car.
He told me how he visits the car wash after every trip to pressure wash the whole car and telling the car washer to emphasize more on the foot mat In the car.
After a long talk, I realized if he doesn’t pressure wash the foot mat of his car after every trip, the foot mats will begin to wear as a result of different deposited dirt on it.
So if you carry something really prone to dirt in your roof bag, it is advisable you get rid of the dirt by washing it regularly. But there is a problem somewhere…
My friend’s foot mat was thicker, and that was the reason he had no problem pressure washing his foot mats. So, I am sure you get a thick roof bag that will allow you to wash it regularly and also preventing it from wear and tear.
What are the other ways to pressure wash a roof bag?
There are other technics you can use while pressure washing your roof bags. let’s go to it.
Washing with a detergent
If you want to increase the life span of your roof bag, then you have to know that it is not all situations you must use a detergent to wash a roof bag.
You can only use a detergent to wash your roof bag when;
- Your roof bag got stained with an organic material: To be precise, when this article state organic material in this sense, it refers to only a few of them eg. Oil, cooked soup or food, mud and so many dirt that does not have anything to do with chemicals
- When your roof bags get contaminated with bad odorous material: This will make your roof bag stink the more if you don’t use a detergent to wash them. When water may contact with a damp and smelly roof bag and then it is kept in a warm or a place with higher temperatures, it will not help but rather worsen the case here. So in other to prevent your bag from an unpleasant odor, you need to keep it smell nice by washing it with soap and water.
- Washing without a detergent: There are several ways you can wash your roof bag without a detergent, here are a few but important of it all.
- Dusting: You can prevent dirt by dusting, I should say this is the best way to prevent your car roof bag from wearing or tearing because all you need to do is dust away particles, it doesn’t have to do with force washing. But dusting as to do with some specific things you carry, you cannot carry a container field with water inside your roof bag and expect to dust it after the trip. An example of materials you can carry and dust is dry wood, you can easily dust it away since it does not contain serious dirt.
- Sun-drying: After you have dusted the roof bag, then you can now make attempt to sun-dry it.
You may not know about sun drying when you sun-dry your cloth or mattress, it is important to note that micro-organisms still present in the bag even after dusting. So, when you dry under very high intensive sunlight, solar energy can come to your aid by drying these microorganisms up.
Final Words on Pressure washing a roof bag
I am glad you made it through this information; I have no doubt that you found it useful.
If you will love to pressure wash your roof bag so as to ensure proper cleaning, then enable you are using a thicker roof bag.
Also, read the manual whenever you buy your roof bag, this is something not all of us do, apart from a roof bag; some of us find it taxing to read through the manual of whatever we buy.
If you want what you buy to last long, then you should stop skipping the act of reading the product manual.
And also, endeavor not to carry the substance of piercing nature in your roof bag, when you pressure wash it, it is very easy to get damaged.
There is more to learn about car roof bags, but I hope this is one vital information shared above will help you prolong the life of your roof bag.
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