Pressure washing is one of the first things people think of when wanting to clean up their home. It seems like a great, simple idea at first but the truth is your home can easily be damaged if you use pressure washing improperly. A lot of people unfortunately end up damaging their home quite a bit and the expenses are pretty high, a testament to why you should never pressure wash your home.
Damaging your home
Since pressure washing uses very high water pressure, it always ends up damaging items that are not very powerful. If you use pressure washing on your home, you end up with extensive damage. You will damage shingles, window screens, vinyl siding will be damaged beyond repair and you might even remove paint from wood.
A lot of people also go the DIY route and purchase a low-quality pressure washer. Some of these units are not very reliable or durable, not to mention you can’t really maintain a constant pressure.
Just because you can acquire a cheap pressure washer doesn’t mean you should. Hiring professionals to help you with this will be a much better option. This way you can avoid extensive damage and the results on their own can be nothing short of impressive every time. Even if you believe you might save money with a DIY pressure washing solution, the reality is that you just end up damaging your home and that can lead to way more expenses than saved money!
Pressure washing vs. Soft washing
Pressure washing is suitable for paved patios, brick, stone, and durable surfaces. Same for driveways, concrete sidewalks, and walkways. Every surface that’s durable will support pressure washing many times without sustaining any particular damage.
Softer surfaces, on the other hand, can easily be damaged if you pressure wash your home. Which is why we recommend you to use soft washing for wood panels, lanais, screens, stucco, vinyl siding, cedar shake and so on.
What To Do Instead
Don’t hesitate and work with a pressure washing company to clean your home. DIY solutions have the potential to damage your home and your property, not to mention you carry the risks of falling from ladders or injuring yourself too. That’s why working with a professional team is a lot better, more convenient and reliable, not to mention you don’t have to worry about any fallout!
If you are unsure about how to go about cleaning your home, contact us today for your FREE estimate (205-382-3731). We are experts in this field and fully understand the dangers and details involved in pressure washing and soft washing.