Professional pressure washing differs greatly from a pressure washer found at a local hardware store. The pressure washers available to home owners are powerful but they don’t compare to the state of the art equipment North Texas Pro Wash operates. If you would like your driveway or concrete deck pressure washed we highly recommend hiring a professional. We know it seems like an easy task, so we’ve compiled a quick reference on why you should Leave Residential Pressure Washing To The Professionals.
ConsumerReports issued a warning earlier this year stating, “An estimated 6,057 people in 2014 alone went to an emergency room with injuries related to pressure washer use, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. And 14 percent of those ER visits led to additional hospitalization.” Even seemingly minor injuries have produced major medical problems.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also warns about the danger on their website. They note high-pressure water injuries often appear minor, and that often causes people to delay treatment. Any delay increases the possibility of infection, disability, or amputation. It is important to seek medical care immediately.
Nonetheless, high-pressure water injection injuries are not the only danger. The intense sprayer can launch objects that hit others nearby. If you do not follow the correct procedures, there is a risk of electrical shock. Also, never use a gas-powered washer in an enclosed space, like a basement. The fumes can cause carbon monoxide poisoning and death.
While your health is enough of a reason to leave residential pressure washing to the professionals, you can also damage your home. North Texas Pro Wash uses only trained technicians. The strong sprayer on power washers can damage siding and window screens. It can break the seals of windows and doors. Water can get behind siding and brick, causing a mold problem, and can also force its way into the home, damaging the walls, floors, and furniture.
If you would like more information on our residential pressure washing services please contact us we’d love to answer all of your questions.