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Safety Tips for Power Washing

Four Steps to Take

What You Can Power Wash

Pressure washers can generate 1,500 to 4,000 psi (pounds per square inch). To put it in perspective, a garden hose only delivers about 50 psi! This powerful spray can be hazardous when misdirected. It can even be strong enough to damage skin upon contact. The most common injuries include lacerations, bruises, punctures, and eye injuries. Today, we’re taking a look at the safety tips you should follow for power washing to keep yourself and your home safe.

Safety Tips for Power Washing

  • Like with any project, you should wear the right safety gear when power washing. You should always wear gloves, goggles, and sturdy shoes. It’s smart to wear long-sleeves and long pants to protect yourself even further.
  • Do your research first. Read the manual thoroughly and only use the power washer according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. In addition to protecting yourself by following directions, you’ll also protect the areas you’re cleaning.
  • Ensure there is no one else in the area. Power washers can make a lot of noise. Make sure no one else is round before you get started and let family members know to stay away.
  • Do a small test area. Test out the power washer in a safe area first (your driveway is a good choice) before heading straight for the sensitive area like your deck or siding. This will give you a feel for the motion and power behind it. Then, once you’re ready to get started, head to an inconspicuous spot, like a corner, to test it out first.

Choose the Safest Option: Soft Power Washing.

It’s how the Veterans and Military family members at JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care approach power washing. Soft washing uses chemicals instead of high pressure and high heat, eliminating the potential safety risks of power washing. Call us today at 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a soft power washing service. When you call us, you have the peace of mind knowing we won’t stop until it is cleaned to our high standards.