Many homeowners turn to pressure washing to effectively revitalize a house, boost curb appeal, and remove allergens such as dust, mold, and mildew. However, home and business owners should be aware of the limitations of do-it-yourself pressure washing. Some surfaces should only be pressure washed by a professional who can ensure safety and prevent damage.
Warner Robins pressure washing company Propel Pressure Cleaning is notifying local home and business owners of areas to avoid when pressure washing a house or other structure. The company has recently published a blog article entitled "9 Things That You Should Never Pressure Wash."
According to the article, high-pressure cleaning methods should not be used on materials that will strip, chip, crack, or be damaged. These materials include asphalt shingles, stained wood, old mortar, and lead paint. Surfaces covered in lead paint should especially be avoided since lead dust and debris are toxic and can cause lead poisoning.
In addition, windows, gutters, and AC units should not be pressure washed by property owners. While a professional exterior cleaner can safely clean windows, untrained homeowners could very easily crack or shatter panes and injure themselves or a bystander. Pressure washing can damage gutters or break segments off of the house. An entire gutter system can be rendered ineffective if the force of the water causes sags that leak. Pressure cleaning an air conditioning unit runs the risk of destroying the unit's delicate metal fins and compromising the airflow. Also, a damaged AC unit could have water seep in and wreak havoc on the electrical circuit.
If people are too busy to stop by the car wash, they may be tempted to give their vehicle a quick pressure wash. However, pressure washing can cause small dents and paint chipping, which makes the automobile more susceptible to rusting. Using a garden hose is a much safer way to clean a vehicle without damaging it.
Finally, a pressure washer should never be used on any living thing, including people, pets, and plants. The high PSI of the water can lacerate skin, while the heat can cause severe burns. Pressure washing equipment should only be used in the manner recommended by the manufacturer.
A homeowner's best option is to hire a professional pressure washing company that can wash the delicate areas of a house while ensuring the safety of families and properties. Employing a fully insured and licensed company, such as Propel Pressure Cleaning, protects the property owner if an accident does occur. Propel is insured for up to one million dollars and holds a workman’s comp so that there is no liability for either the business or the homeowner. Propel Pressure Cleaning utilizes the latest pressure washing technology to protect families, houses, and investments.
A fully licensed and insured company, Propel Pressure Cleaning provides Warner Robins and surrounding areas with residential and commercial power washing and soft washing services. The family-owned and operated business offers a wide range of exterior cleaning services, including roof cleaning, house washing, deck and patio cleaning, driveway cleaning, gutter cleaning, pool deck cleaning, fence washing, apartment complex and condo cleaning, playground cleaning, building washing, restaurant and fast-food chain cleaning, concrete and surface cleaning, and chewing gum removal.
For more information about pressure washing in Warner Robins, GA or to receive a free quote, visit the Propel Pressure Cleaning website at https://propelpressurecleaning.com. Staff can be contacted by email at email@example.com.