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Pressure washing tips

When you choose to use a pressure washer on your building or home, it's always best to hire a professional. A pressure washer is a powerful tool that requires skill and knowledge. If you need to save the money and do the project yourself, it's important to keep several important points in mind.

First, make sure you wear the right protective gear. You will always want to use eye protection. However, you may require more protection if you are using harsh chemicals or if the material you're cleaning is dangerous.

The power of a pressure washer is very great. It can easily damage the item you're attempting to clean or it can even hurt you. The first thing to keep in mind is the type of washer you're using. Always research and buy or rent the right washer for the job.

Also, be careful about the attachment that you're using. Pressure washers come with different nozzles for various spray angles. The wrong nozzle can cause damage. A poorly attached nozzle can even become a dangerous projectile!

Next you will need to consider your distance from the object you're cleaning. Start from several feet away to test the power of the water stream. Penetrating a building can allow fungus to grow behind walls and destroy them. If you're cleaning shingles, you can easily tear off the sandpaper-like granules. This will drastically reduce the life of your shingles. Window glass can easily be blown out of its mounting and be launched into the interior of the building causing substantial injury and possibly death.

Finally, be very cautious about the chemicals that you use. Washing fungus without the right chemicals is only a temporary solution and can actually spread the problem to other areas. Germs and mold will easily grow back over time. Check the labels on your chemicals carefully. Be sure that they are environmentally friendly and formulated for use in your pressure washer. The wrong chemical can easily damage the surface that you're cleaning. They are specifically formulated for different types of surfaces. Chlorine bleach is a favorite that most inexperienced operators use for siding and other surfaces. Chlorine does kill fungus but also kills pigment in siding, protective finishes on wood and casements and promotes rot. The damage you do will be more then the problem you cure. If you must use bleach, use it on uncolored concrete like driveways and sidewalks but even then there are better choices for these surfaces.

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