There are dangers of pressure washing yourself. The rental of pressure washers has exploded in popularity among homeowners seeking quick and effective cleaning. If done properly, pressure washing your siding, deck, and driveway is incredibly effective. Unfortunately, many are unaware that there are different types of equipment for different surfaces… and that without the necessary training, it is simple to cause property damage.
The most frequent error made by do-it-yourself pressure washers is using too much pressure. It is easy to underestimate the force of a water jet, yet many first-time attempts result in carved wood decking or lines etched into the home’s exterior.
Many do-it-yourself pressure washers contain merely water. Without the correct proportion of cleaning solution, your cleaning efficacy will be greatly diminished, and you will likely apply excessive force to compensate. Water-only solutions also disperse mold spores. The additional strain and mold-related problems can be quite costly.
There is an art to cleaning a home thoroughly. Due to the vast variety of pressure washer types, it is difficult to prescribe certain approaches, however, we may provide the following guidelines:
Always begin with a larger fan pattern and maintain nozzle movement. Always maintain the distance specified in the user handbook. Avoid blasting straight into corners, under window sills, and dryer and attic vents.
If you also wish to clean the windows, we recommend pressure washing first. Though not nearly as harmful or permanent, cleaning out of order will render your cleaning efforts useless, hence rendering your rental payment useless. If you clean your windows and then attempt to pressure wash them, you will end up with a film of filth and grime on your glass.
Consider electrical dangers. Always ensure that electric pressure washers are properly grounded and connected. Additionally, watch out for shock risks around the house, and wear rubber-soled shoes for added protection.
After factoring in the cost of the rental, transportation to the rental site, and a day of lost work, many homeowners will conclude that they would have been better off investing in a cleaning service. When first-time do-it-yourselfers fail, this ratio becomes even more skewed, and they wind up spending a lot of money on repairs for a day of labor that yielded a subpar clean.
If you are still interested in DIY, make sure to conduct your homework and get the proper tools. Do not hesitate to ask questions or request a demonstration or training. You may find pressure washers in a variety of locations. Hardware stores often stock models of superior quality, as opposed to department stores that sell inexpensive ones. The most typical means by which individuals obtain their first pressure washer might be problematic: garage sales, rental businesses, and family equipment loans. Outdated or uncontrolled models may pose a threat to your safety and that of your vinyl siding. Look for versions with contemporary safety features, such as quick-release triggers, warning labels, ground-fault circuit interrupters, temperature control switches, unloader valves, back-flow protection, rupture disks, and thermal overload motor protection. If your model lacks any of these characteristics, you should seek elsewhere. Contact Waterboyz if you decide to save yourself the hassle and want superior work.