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4 Pitfalls of DYI Pressure Washing

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Pressure washing is easy enough that we can just do it ourselves, right? This may be true to some extent but you can easily cause damage to yourself and to your home if you are not careful. Consider the following 4 examples of possible pitfalls of pressure washing yourself.

  1. Washing your vinyl siding from the ground at an upward angle will force water behind the siding causing mold and mildew problems. Getting up in the air and away from the house will allow you to rinse the siding at a flatter angle. This can only be done safely and effectively with the proper pressure washing equipment.
  2. It’s easy to think that high pressure is the only way to get it all clean. This is not true at all. Some consumer grade pressure washing units put out too much pressure to wash vinyl, asphalt shingles, and pressure treated wood.
  3. Wood is softer than you might think, and using too much pressure to wash a deck can cut wood and leave unsightly marks and scars that will show through the sealer.
  4. Using too much pressure on asphalt shingles is a huge mistake as well. Excessive pressure on your shingles can reduce the longevity of your roof. Having the right equipment for pressure washing allows you to turn down the pressure so that damage can be avoided.

You are proud of your home because it’s a reflection of you and your family. Having your home and property properly cleaned on a regular basis is the easiest way to maintain its beauty and value, not to mention avoid costly repairs caused by dirt and mildew. By doing a little research you can hire a professional who will provide quality cleaning and protect your investment with a guarantee.

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