Have you seen that commercial where the guy tries to pressure wash his deck and ends up blowing all of the furniture right off instead? That’s not completely just dramatic effect. Pressure washing can be risky business if you don’t do it right.
Here are 3 things that could go wrong during a DIY pressure washing.
1. Blow All Your Stuff Off Your Patio
It sounds a little extreme, but if you try pressure washing your deck or patio yourself and you’re not ready for the high power, you could literally push things around and break stuff. Pressure washing, when done right, can make a deck or patio look great, but not if you have to replace your grill. And your table. And your potted flowers.
2. Ladder Safety
Are you considering pressure washing your house? If yes, you can’t really just do the bottom half – you need to get up on a ladder to get the top, too. But one of the most common causes of household injuries comes from falling off ladders. If you’re not comfortable with heights or on ladders, maybe DIY pressure washing isn’t for you. It takes a lot of agility and balance to perch on a ladder while holding a high-pressure washer and aiming it at a house.
3. Out of Hose Before You’re Out of House
One of the main problems with DIY pressure washing is inaccurate estimation of the equipment you’ll need, including the hoses. Running out of hose before you get to the top or the back or the side of your house can really take the wind out of your pressure washing sails.
Pressure washing your house, deck, patio, and driveway can make your home look like new, but it’s not as easy as it looks. Save yourself the time, work, and risk and hire a professional. Whitehall Carpet Cleaner is your local leader in pressure washing – schedule a pressure washing appointment today.