When it comes to cleaning our homes, nothing could beat power washing or pressure washing as compared to other house cleaning methods. Popular in both residential and business cleaning, power washing is reliable, fast, and efficient.
The power pressure system offers many good benefits. To name a few, first, it has no limits as to what it can clean. Be it on cars, boats, grills, patios, and rooftops of houses. Secondly, the power pressure system is simple and quick to use. The steps involved in using them is effortless and takes no sweat in learning to work with it.
By following these pressure washing tips you can get over with the task at hand and finish in no time, saving you much effort and gives you precious time to do other house works.
Before you pressure wash
What can a small thin stream of water do to harm you? Considering it is only water, it can be really dangerous if mishandled in the wrong way. Here are some things to keep in mind before using a pressure wash:
Never spray a pressure washer towards a person, it can seriously hurt them.
- At a safe distance spray at least 5 to 6 feet away from the surface you’re cleaning.
- At first, start with the lowest possible setting and test it on a hard surface to ‘feel’ its spray.
- You should know what to wash and what not to wash, not all surfaces can be safely power pressured
- Either you are renting the unit, or buying, better ask the clerk for a demonstration on how to use the unit
How to use a power washer safely
Before you begin to use a pressure washer, it is important to understand its safety measures:
- Stay safe by protective gear like using goggles, glasses, and face shield. No shorts and flip flops.
- Prepare your area or surroundings. Cover bulbs, vents, and close your windows. Remove hazardous items or things out of the way including wires, toys, pets, and children.
- Never put your hands or part of you in the way of the pressure washer spray. It can harm or injure any person being hit by the spray of the unit.
- Never use ladders. Pressure washers can produce a powerful force, which usually can lead to an accidental fall. If the work situation seems difficult to do or clean, better call in the professionals.
Pressure Washer Tip Guide
In selecting for your ideal pressure washer there are several factors to consider:
1.Electric or Gas
It depends on the kind of job to be done. If the task involves on a large-scale basis better choose gas-powered pressure washer, they can get the job more efficiently and fast. While for normal or small tasks you can go for an electric powered pressure washer, they are also effective for jobs at hand.
The pressure washer’s cleaning power is determined both by the water pressure (PSI) it produces and the water flow (GPM) through the washer. You can ask the store clerk or the seller of its cleaning power beforehand to know if it is ideal and suitable for your pressure washing job.
Before buying for your pressure washer you have to consider its long term use or function. If you plan to use it on a long term-basis consider a model with an OHV engine and a commercial-grade triplex pump for more extra power and reliability
Pressure washers are equipped with a detergent injection system. They can automatically mix cleaning and siphon detergents at the same time. Some models come with onboard detergent storage tanks for more effective cleaning.
Why Hire Professional Pressure Washer Company?
Power washing your home on your own is not as easy as it may seem. Before embarking on this project, you have to understand there are several factors involved. Below are some reasons why you should hire a professional pressure washer company:
Reason No. 1: Saving money.
Commonly, saving money is the first reason for most homeowners. However, consider first that you need to rent a power washer and all the equipment needed to run it.
Next, for safety purposes, you need to buy safety gear to protect yourself from any harm and accidents. Third, the cost of the water you are going to use. Lastly, the time you will be spending to get all things prepared and most importantly the effort and time wasted for the project.
As compared to hiring the professionals, you will be paying a flat fee that includes everything from equipment to your safety and convenience, plus you will get the services of experienced and trained technicians to handle the work for you.
Reason No. 2: Safer.
Working with a pressure washer is difficult and dangerous especially for a newbie. This equipment can harm or injure if in the hands of an inexperienced user. It is recommended to let the experts who are trained and experienced in using the power washer do the job.
Reason No. 3: Clean faster.
Professional technicians have the right training, experience, and equipment to power wash your home or business ensuring the tasks are done quickly and properly. If you are planning to sell your house or an event coming up soon, it is always a good idea to call in the professionals than struggling by yourself.
Reason No. 4: Avoiding collateral damage.
Pressure washers are powerful equipment if not handled well. It takes time to get to know and feel how to pressure wash a unit. If in the hands of a greenhorn user, the spray can cause irreversible damage and possibly may devalue its worth if you have future plans of selling your property. However, experienced technicians have the know-how to clean their surfaces without damaging them.
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