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What You Need to Know Before Pressure Washing

Risks and Options


What You Need to Know Before Pressure Washing

Are you on a mission to take care of tough stains outside? Pressure washing is often a top choice for homeowners because of the powerful spray that quickly takes care of messes on a variety of surfaces. There are a few things you should know before pressure washing to help you better understand this cleaning method.

What You Need to Know Before Pressure Washing

There Are Risks

Pressure washing uses a strong stream of water to clean. Like power washing, it can be dangerous for an untrained person to do on their own. Pressure washers typically put out 2,000 to 3,200 (pound-force square inch). To put it in perspective, your faucet is probably about 40 to 80 psi. When executed improperly, pressure washing comes with great risk:

  • Bodily harm: This powerful spray can be hazardous to you, your family, and pets when misdirected. It can even be strong enough to damage skin upon contact! The most common injuries include lacerations, bruises, punctures, and eye injuries, some of which require medical attention.
  • Damage to property: Using a pressure washer incorrectly can damage siding, wood, walkways, paint, plants, decorations, and more.

You Have Other Options

  • Soft Washing: This type of pressure washing is completely different than the other two. Rather than manually cleaning with a heavy stream of water, soft washing utilizes chemicals. This makes it better suited for siding, fabrics, walkways, decks, and other areas that you have to be concerned about color damage or chipping. It’s the safest option for your home.
  • Make the Safe Choice. Call JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care. We know the safest way to take care of your outdoor spaces is to use soft washing. We are a team of Veterans and Military family members who are here to serve you with Respect, Integrity, and Trust—the same values we lived by during our time serving our country.