There is nothing that will get a surface quite as clean as a pressure washer. It is able to remove even the toughest stains and debris that build up on many different surfaces. However, it is important to also remember that any equipment that has to power to literally erase these tough stains, is also powerful enough to inflict real pain on anyone that isn’t following simple safety tips when using it. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning is here to share our best tips on how to best use a power washer safely.
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When you use a pressure washer, you may be removing a thick buildup of debris that has encrusted itself to a surface. Pressure washers using certain nozzles have the ability to permanently damage concrete surfaces. When you are using the powerful machines, you need to make sure you are wearing the right protective equipment that will keep you safe during the process. At the very least, you should always wear protective eyewear to keep flying debris from causing damage to your eyes.
Run a Pressure Washer in Wide Open Spaces
If you are using a gas powered power washer, you need to make sure you are doing so in a wide open space that has plenty of ventilation. Carbon monoxide is a huge concern when operating these machines and so if you are ever feeling dizzy, nauseous or can’t breathe easily, get out of there and into fresh air.
Stay on the Ground when Using a Pressure Washer
For those of you that are using power washers and aren’t professionals, you need to remain on the ground when using it. The power these things generate is often underrated and misunderstood, but it can cause you to easily lose balance when you are up on a ladder using one.
Use the Right Pressure Washer Nozzle
Different nozzles are going to give you different streams on your pressure washer. If you are just starting out with your power washer, you should always use the largest spray tip and then go from there are you get more experience. You don’t want to end up damaging your property because you didn’t know what you were doing.
Beware of Electric Shock or Electrocution
Water and electricity don’t mix well. Many power washers are electric and require power to run. Before you plug in your power washer, you should always make sure there is no sign of damage to the cord or the outlet so you avoid electrical shock of any kind.
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Pressure washing is a great way to clean up and boost the curb appeal of your property. It is also equipment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There is significant damage and bodily harm that can come from using a pressure washer without understanding what you are working with. This is why at Big Moose Pressure Cleaning, we encourage you to leave the job up to our professionals when you need something deep cleaned. We have the training and experience necessary to ensure all the cleaning is done safely. Call us today!