Hello, I live in a small mountain town in Colorado and we just recently had a huge mudslide grace me with it's presense. I am considering purchasing a Pressure/Power Washer to get rid of some dried up mud in my yard and my drive-way, and will also be using it for washing the outside of the house, and deck, etc... When doing such things as washing the deck, or the house, should this only be done if I plan on painting or staining? Someone told me I really don't want to do this unless I plan to paint or stain. Are there any other uses for a pressure/power washer than the things I mentioned? It looks like one will cost me close to $400... Also, if you have any suggestions on how to get dried up mud from a mudslide out of your lawn and grass, I'd love to hear them, or even it!