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Hazards Of Excessive Pressure In Pressure Washing

Hazards Of Excessive Pressure In Pressure Washing

Pressure washing is an efficient cleaning technique to sanitize various surfaces, including decks, driveways, siding, and sidewalks. However, excessive pressure can be perilous, causing harm to the surface and potentially injuring the operator or bystanders. As a professional pressure washing service, we are knowledgeable about the appropriate pressure required to avoid such mishaps. It is crucial to comprehend the risks of using too much pressure, which we will discuss below.

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Surface Impairment

Excessive pressure during pressure washing can result in damage to the surface being cleaned. The surface may chip, crack or be removed entirely. For instance, using high pressure during deck cleaning can cause the wood to splinter and crack, requiring costly repairs or replacement. Similarly, using excessive pressure on concrete or brick can cause the surface to become uneven or pitted, affecting its appearance and longevity.

Physical Injuries

In addition to damaging the surface being cleaned, excessive pressure during pressure washing can cause physical injuries to the operator or bystanders. The high-pressure stream can cause cuts, bruises, or severe injuries if the operator loses control of the equipment or accidentally sprays a person. We ensure that we wear protective gear, including eye and ear protection, gloves, and non-slip shoes when using a pressure washer.

Environmental Degradation

Excessive pressure during pressure washing can also result in environmental damage. The high-pressure stream can displace dirt, grime, and chemicals from the surface being cleaned, which can end up in storm drains and pollute nearby waterways. This can harm aquatic life and affect the quality of the water supply. Fortunately, we utilize eco-friendly cleaning solutions and avoid using excessive pressure when pressure washing near storm drains or bodies of water.

Property Impairment

Excessive pressure during pressure washing can also cause damage to adjacent property, such as windows, doors, and landscaping. The high-pressure stream can break windows, damage doors, and uproot plants and shrubs. It is important to safeguard the surrounding property by covering windows and doors with plastic sheeting and moving plants and shrubs out of the way before starting pressure washing.

Expensive Repairs

Finally, using too much pressure during pressure washing can result in costly repairs. Surface damage, physical and environmental damage can all lead to expensive repairs that could have been avoided by using the appropriate amount of pressure or by contacting a professional service.

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