A power washer is a worthwhile investment for the home. When you regularly wash your house’s exterior and eliminate the buildup of dirt and mold, you avoid expensive repairs down the road. With that said, there is a cost involved. Rentals cost around $90 per day and purchases typically cost between $100 and $400.
If you’re going to take the leap and buy a power washer for your home, it’s wise to get your money’s worth and wash as many surfaces as possible. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that not all surfaces around the home can be power washed. In fact, it can cause a lot of damage if you’re not careful.
Safety is an important consideration as well, not only for preventing damage to your home, but also for avoiding personal injuries as a result of incorrect usage. For example, never point the power washer wand at anyone, keep both feet on the ground, and be sure to use the correct nozzle and pressure.
Speaking of safety, wearing protective gear is imperative. You should always wear boots or other types of heavy shoes when using a power washer. The most vulnerable body parts when working with a power washer are feet, hands and eyes, so keep that in mind when preparing protective gear. Before you begin, read the power washer’s user manual for a comprehensive list of safety and operation procedures.
For more information about power washing around the house, take a look at this infographic, which is a useful guide to help you determine which surfaces around the home can and can’t be power washed.
Author Bio: Debisree Saha is Senior Marketing Strategist at SIMPSON, a leading manufacturer of electric and gas pressure washers. She has 10 years of experience in the industry and focuses on marketing strategy and execution.