Everyone loves pressure washing videos. There’s something so satisfying about watching dirt and grime get washed away on a roof, the side of the house, or a driveway. Some videos show entire business buildings being pressure washed. Pressure washing is oddly satisfying. However, that doesn’t mean you should go rent a pressure washer and try to do it yourself. It might look satisfying to watch pressure washers on videos. Still, it might not be as satisfying when you try it yourself.
Hiring a professional to pressure wash your home or business could potentially save you some money. Pressure washing isn’t just about taking your garden hose and spraying it down the side of your home. Water alone isn’t going to do the trick when it comes to homes with years of dirt and grime buildup. Before you run off to rent a pressure washer, you have to make sure you also get a ladder. A regular home ladder isn’t going to do the trick, you have to make sure you have a construction-grade ladder. Often, you can’t even rent those, so you would need to purchase one, which will cost even more money. You will also need to make sure you have the right chemicals required for pressure washing. Remember, water alone won’t do the trick.
You also have to keep in mind that pressure washing can be dangerous for someone who isn’t trained for pressure washing. There is a bit of kickback from the water stream that could end up injuring you if you’re not prepared for it, or you’re on a ladder with no one else there to keep it stable. There’s also the environment around you that you have to worry about. You don’t want to accidentally rip up grass from the pressure, ruin nearby trees, and break windows on your neighbor’s cars. It’s just a safer all-around to hire a professional to handle the job rather than trying to do it yourself.