More and more people are finding that there are many things that they can do around themselves if they put their minds to it; and find the right tutorials. For some people, they might want to give pressure washing a try. It is a great way to remove dirt, grime, mold and mildew from a wide variety of surfaces. However, if you don’t know what you are doing, it can lead to irreversible damage. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning is here to share some of the most common DIY power washing mistakes that many homeowners make when they try to attempt this on their own.
Inferior Pressure Washer Equipment
As you walk through many big box home improvement stores, you will see a wide variety of power washers for sale. It is important to remember that these power washers are not professional grade. They will not have the ability to remove the staining and grime buildup that a professional can with the right equipment. The biggest problem we find with inadequate equipment is that the homeowner will often leave the water jet on one area for far too long and end up causing damage. When the jet stream is in one place for a long period of time, it can cause divots and other damage; especially to wooden surfaces.
Too Much Water Pressure
One of the biggest and most common mistakes that we see with DIYers is the amount of pressure they use when they are using their pressure washers. Without the right training and experience, it is difficult to get this just right. There is a fine line between the right amount of pressure to effectively remove buildup and too much pressure that leaves unsightly damage that cannot be fixed. Also something to consider, is the fact that not every surface is capable of handling the same amount of pressure. Soft surfaces like wood are much more susceptible to damage than a surface like concrete.
Incorrect Cleaning Solution Ratios
Something that many people underestimate is the power in the right cleaning solution. When you have the correct ratio of cleaning solution mixed with high pressure water, there is hardly anything that can’t be removed from any surface. When you don’t get it right, the pressure cleaner you are using will not be able to clean to the best of its ability. You also run the risk of mold spores growing because you haven’t killed them with the right solution.
Wrong Power Washing Techniques
When you haven’t got the experience that a professional does, you may not realize that there is a rhyme and reason to the way you pressure clean something. If you use the right technique you get an evenly cleaned surface that is in like new condition once again.
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There are many problems that can occur when you try to pressure wash something on your own and don’t have the experience or training to effectively do so. You can trust the cleaning professionals at Big Moose Pressure Cleaning to deliver superior pressure cleaning results every time. Call us today!