Driveway Pressure Washer

Power Washing Precautions You Should Follow

It may not look like it, but power washing comes with a lot more risks than you can imagine. When somebody asks if power washing is safe— the only answer is, is that it can be. 

It can be— if you’re abiding by the rules and following precautions. Otherwise, it can get pretty ugly— and fast. 

What are these ‘risks’ we speak of, you may ask? Well, for starters— when you do it all wrong, you get a home demolition instead of a home renovation (not nearly as dramatic though, but still.) Sidings can develop mold growth, dented, or blown a hole through, Shingles and paint can be removed. Wood stone and cement can crack.

Not a pretty picture, huh? Don’t worry, we’ll give you some tips to keep in mind.

Safety Distancing

You can’t expect a deck, for example, to survive if you’re holding your power washer 5 inches away. And at the highest pressure, at that. It’s a recipe for disaster. You gotta know what it’s made out of to make knowledgeable calculations

Careful Pressure

Likewise with distance, the intensity of pressure should be taken into consideration. The water is a force to be reckoned with, and it doesn’t always turn out great. It might get damaged before it could even get clean. Some surfaces (like concrete) could probably stand it. Others (like roofs) might not.

Pressure Washing or Soft Washing

There are two modes in which you can use to power wash. Judging by the names, you might have an idea. A pressure washing service has a higher PSI than soft washing. Soft washing can eradicate deep-seated contaminants and soft washing can clean surface dirt.


Power washing is a skill. Professionals (like Power Washing Garland) are trained to handle the equipment and carry it out perfectly, without any damages.

So if you need power washing done, Power Washing Garland can help you achieve the cleaning of your dreams. Minus the risks.

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