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The Two Biggest Risks Of DIY Pressure Washing

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Many folks tend to believe that pressure washing is an easy task. Just rent yourself a pressure washer, spray some soapy water, and you're good to go, right? Truth be told, pressure washing is a little more complex than that. Spraying some soapy water on an exterior surface is only the tip of the iceberg, and is far from the most important part.

There are some pros to handling your own pressure washing job yourself, for sure. If you know what you're doing, it can be a little cheaper, and you can enjoy a sense of accomplishment in knowing you worked hard to make your house look clean. However, if you've never pressure washed a surface before, it's far more risky than you think. Here are the two biggest risks involved in pressure washing your own property.

It Can Take A Lot Of Time

Working with a pressure washer takes a lot of time and practice if you want to use it right. Simply cranking it to the highest setting and spraying some soapy water on your roof to do your own roof cleaning is a huge mistake waiting to happen (more on that in a little bit). If you want to do your own pressure washing, it takes time to learn about pressure settings and techniques. More time than you actually may have to dedicate to it.

Our pressure washing experts spend a lot of time learning which pressure settings to use on different surfaces. For instance, it takes more pressure to get rid of stains on concrete than it does to wash the siding on your house. If you use too little pressure to wash concrete, those stains aren't going anywhere. On the flip side, if you use too much pressure on your siding, then you're going to damage that siding. Our experts know these differences inside and out, and they apply them daily to achieve stellar pressure washing results.

With such a steep learning curve, pressure washing your property may take more time than you want it to. It may take you several days to figure out what works to effectively pressure wash surfaces that you need cleaned, and rushing the job costs you the time needed in having to go back and achieve a better clean.

You Could Cause Serious Damage To Your Property

This is a no-brainer. Odds are, you've heard all of the horror stories about people who have tried to pressure wash their own homes and caused damage to their property. Stories of:

  • Broken windows
  • Damaged paint
  • Broken roof shingles
  • Holes put in walls

If you've never pressure washed your own property before, you risk causing some serious damage to your home. Sometimes, that damage is irreparable, and it always ends up costing you more to try and get those issues fixed than it does to hire a professional to handle your pressure washing needs.

Avoid both of these risks and call Jason's Pressure Washing, LLC to pressure wash your property today. In the end, you'll be glad that you did!

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