Pressure Washing: How Much Do You Know?
I’m sure all of us have had the opportunity to walk past park benches or buildings and occasionally think to ourselves, “I wonder how old these are…. They’re quite dingy and gross.” I myself have done it a handful of times and personally, I walked by my own apartment the other day and thought the very same thing. The truth is, everything is subject to the environment, the wear and tear of being out in the open, and things are perfectly subject to us, people in general. We can take a toll on things. Between everything, it’s easy to see how something might get dingy and gross overtime and it doesn’t even have to be that old. Things don’t have to go on looking “dingy and gross” though. There is a way to get it clean and that is through pressure washing.
Pressure washers can be an amazing tool to help get your property clean and looking brand new again. However, they can be very dangerous. With the amount of pressure being used to clean off surfaces, there are a variety of things that could go wrong.
Pressure washers use super high power water spray (ranging in the amount of power depending on the surface being cleaned). They can be used to clean off loose paint, mold, grime, dirt, and even gum. They can be used on a variety of surfaces ranging from concrete, exterior siding, driveways, pool surroundings, sidewalks, and more.
Pressure washers can be used with cold or hot water, again this would depend on the surface being cleaned. It’s important to use the right settings on each surface so you can get the proper cleaning done without ruining the surface. There are different nozzles that can be used as well that increase or decrease the pressure used. Some of the nozzles can become quite dangerous if not used properly and could cause damage to your property as well.
Pressure washers can cause serious wounds to a person and at first they may appear to be minor and nothing to worry about, however over time if it is not treated infection can occur and it can become even more serious. In addition, without the proper knowledge, using the wrong pressure on a surface can cause serious damage to it. With the amount of pressure being used, objects can be blown away and can cause injury to others if it hits them. So it is important to never try to move things with a pressure washer.
Pressure washing may be just the thing you are looking for if your sidewalks, house siding, or driveway are in need of a good cleaning. However, because of the danger associated with washing, it’s a good idea to let the professionals use them. They know what they are doing, minimizing the risk for injury and destruction of your property. For those of you in Vancouver, Upright Exterior can help you out. Based on the dangers listed, it probably sounds like pressure washing is a big and scary deal, but if used correctly and knowledgeably it’s quite easy and straightforward.