Our pressure washing San Diego service is an excellent way to thoroughly clean the exterior of your home. A high pressure jet of water sweeps away the most stubborn grime. You get a freshly scrubbed look that’s difficult to achieve with soft washing alone.
Using a pressure washing system is not child’s play. In fact, if used incorrectly, it can result in permanent damage to various parts of your home. So, it’s important to know how to use them safely. Additionally, knowing which surfaces are too brittle to withstand the powerful force of pressure washing is important too.
So, if you haven’t yet decided to use our pressure washing San Diego service, here are the key dos and don’ts of pressure washing:
Don’t water blast everything indiscriminately
It’s quite common for people to get carried away when they see how effective a water blaster is at cleaning various surfaces. You shouldn’t test your water blaster on a new surface without being sure it’ll withstand the force. The “clean” look you’re seeing might in fact be the surface itself being stripped away.
Do wear proper equipment
Make sure you wear protection for your eyes, face, hands, and feet. It’s easier than you’d think to lose control of the water blaster or accidentally move your hand into the danger zone.
Don’t use too much pressure
Most damage caused by pressure washers results from the use of too much pressure, or being too close. Check material-specific guidelines before cleaning. And, don’t let the jet linger on any area for longer than a few seconds. It’s best to start with a very small corner before you continue with the rest of the surface, just to be safe.
Do spray downwards
If you spray the jet upwards, wood siding can be damaged and filthy water will flow upwards into recesses of your home. The water arc should always be below 90 degrees.
It’s perfectly acceptable to use a pressure washer yourself. So long as you’re confident that you know what you’re doing and won’t cause any damage to yourself or your home. On the other hand, if you want to ensure the job is done safely and effectively, you can ask a professional for help.
At West Coast Window Washing, we know when to say ‘no’ to pressure washing. We’ll only ever blast surfaces that we know can withstand it. And this can end up saving you money and hassle in the long run. For a free assessment and quote anywhere in the San Diego region, call us today!