You want to keep your home clean. Renting or buying a pressure washer is an option you may have considered, but you might want to think again. Pressure washing, while it can be effective, can also be incredibly dangerous. In fact, it’s often recommended that homeowners hire a professional instead of trying to pressure wash their home on their own. If you need to have your home cleaned, you might want to look into safer alternatives so you and your home will be safe.
The Pressure Can Cut Through Skin and Shoes
The biggest risk of pressure washers is injuries. This is actually more common than many people would believe. Nozzles designed to push high-pressured water at zero degrees is incredibly powerful and can cut through shoes. It can also slice through someone’s skin or cause puncture wounds. This is a leading cause of emergency room visits due to pressure washing accidents and it’s often because the person using the pressure washer is not aware of exactly how dangerous high-pressure water can be if it hits their skin.
Issues with Electric or Gas Pressure Washers
Both electric and gas pressure washers can cause serious injuries in users who aren’t using them properly. With electric pressure washers, there is a risk of electric shock or fire. Shocks can occur if the cord to the pressure washer is damaged and water gets into the power cord. An electrical fire can also occur if water manages to get inside the power cord while the pressure washer is being used.
Gas pressure washers do not have power cords, but they are no less dangerous. If the pressure washer is used in an enclosed space, it can quickly lead to a build-up of carbon monoxide. This can cause serious medical issues and can quickly turn deadly. Since carbon monoxide doesn’t have a smell, someone can be injured or killed without warning.
The Pressure Can Cause Particles to Be Dislodged
It’s possible that there are small rocks hidden in the cracks in the concrete, small pieces of the siding are coming off and can be dislodged with the pressure, or there are other hidden particles that can be knocked loose while the pressure washer is on it. When these particles are dislodged, they’ll be sent flying because of the pressure used. If anyone is in the way of the particle, including the person doing the pressure washing, they can be injured.
Pressure Washing Can Destroy Surfaces
Pressure washing is promoted as being a great way to clean many different types of surfaces. However, it can destroy the surfaces being cleaned. Even pressure is required when using a pressure washer. If the pressure is not evenly distributed or if the pressure is too high for the surface being cleaned, damage will occur.
Water Can Get Inside Your Home
If the person is close enough to the home and using a high enough amount of pressure, they can end up cutting a hole straight through to your home. There is a higher chance of this occurring with wood siding or shingles, though it can happen to any surface.
While pressure washing does work, there are alot of things can go wrong. It’s recommended that homeowners hire a professional to handle the pressure washing to minimize the potential for injuries. There is another alternative you may want to consider. Soft Washing is a way to clean the outside of your home entirely, but without all of the risks that accompany pressure washing. It’s much safer and doesn’t have the capability to cause as much damage because it uses reduced pressure to clean. Contact us today to learn more about Soft Washing and why it’s the best alternative to pressure washing your home.
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