Too Much Pressure
The most common and biggest mistake is when there is more pressure than needed. This will definitely tear into the surface and cause more damage! Start with the lowest pressure and work your way up gradually. Test out each setting before going up to the next pressure setting. You won’t want to start carving strips of wood decking out!
The Correct Methods Take Experience
According to WindowGenie.com “There’s an art to a thorough house clean. It is difficult to prescribe any single techniques because of the huge variance between pressure washer models, but there are some general guidelines that we can share:
Always start with a wider fan pattern, and keep the nozzle moving. Always hold it at the distance recommended in your user manual. Avoid blasting directly into corners, beneath the lip of a window, or into dryer and attic vents.
We recommend pressure washing FIRST if you plan to also do the windows. Though not nearly as damaging or permanent a problem, cleaning out of order will essentially make your cleaning effort worthless so that the cost of your rental is paid for nothing. If you clean your windows first and then try to pressure wash, you will end up bathing your sparkling windows in dirt and grimy residue.
Mind electrical hazards. Ensure that electric pressure washers are properly connected and grounded at all times. Also, beware of shock hazards around the house, and make sure that you are wearing rubber-soled shoes for extra protection.
Still, Interested in DIY Pressure Washing?
Simply do the research and choose the right equipment. Additionally, please do not hesitate to ask any questions when buying a pressure washer or when looking for training. Department stores carry cheaper models whereas hardware stores usually have higher quality products.
Contact Top Shine Pressure Washing
Contact the professional pressure washing experts to have your home looking new again. If you have any questions, please do give us a call at (954) 870 - 1741 or fill out a form here. We are more than happy to help you schedule a soft washing appointment.