Can pressure washing be done by yourself?
You need to put a lot of time into the process if you want to go on the DIY path. In addition to the intense, sweaty task of actually cleaning your building and parking lot, a DIY job needs you to look for pressure washers, learn how to use one, hire one, clean it when finished, and ensure to return it. Pressure washing your property takes a lot of time and effort, especially considering that in a few months when the dirt, grime, and litter start piling up again, you need to go through the whole process again.
Notwithstanding what you would hear, pressure washers in the wrong hands can be dangerous devices. If you have never previously operated a pressure washer, you could unintentionally injure yourself or someone else. You might even harm the very property you are trying to clean with the wrong settings and aimed the wrong way. Never point to people or pets a pressure washer and wear protective glasses as well as gloves, boots and long sleeves while operating one. If it is windy, look out for how the wind blows to prevent water and debris from flying back at you. Start at the top and work your way down, avoiding electrical outlets, windows, and screens, if you’re pressure washing your home. Know the environment, and use a pressure washer around overhead cables, electrical panels, and exterior lights to be safe.
Organizations renting out pressure washers realize the use of the equipment can be risky.
It is for this reason that efficient machines use lower pressure and lack a heating feature. This downgrade is for your safety — understanding that people who rent pressure washers aren’t skilled in handling the tool.
By comparison, with a fast phone call, you might hire a professional pressure washing service. You can go about your daily routine running your company on the day of the cleaning while a professional is doing the hard work of washing your house.
How long does pressure washing last?