Is your house covered in mold and dirt? Is your car just screaming to be washed?
Maybe your outdoor patio needs a good cleaning? Before you run for your pressure washer, there are a few things to think about.
You're garden hose offers approximately 50 PSI. A Pressure Washer can easily generate 1000-4000 PSI compared to a typical garden hose. That is some serious power. But serious power comes with serious safety precautions.
Following simple pressure washer safety procedures can prevent and eliminate any accidental pressure washer related injuries.
Preventative maintenance is always key to keeping power equipment safe. A few minutes of maintenance every time you use your pressure washer can eliminate your equipment from malfunctioning and causing accidents. Check out our Pressure Washer Maintenance article for a complete guide to keeping your Pressure Washer up-to-date!
If you think you can operate your gas or electric powered pressure washer in the rain or if the ground is wet, you're wrong. Even though water is coming from your pressure washer, rain or wet ground could damage the engine. Or in the case of an electric pressure washer, it could cause electrocution.
Toys, rocks, and sticks. Obstructions in your working area could cause a hazardous accident. Always clear your working area of obstacles that you could trip and fall over or that your pressure washer hose could get stuck on. Make sure people, children, and pets are at safe distance away from your working area.
High pressure spray can move objects or cause them to ricochet off the surface you are cleaning, injuring you or anyone surrounding you. 50 feet is a good recommended distance for anyone around you.
A pressure washer is a time efficient, easy, and sometimes fun way to clean your house exterior, porch, patio furniture or even your car! Following safety recommendations can save you and anyone else serious injury and allow you to get back to enjoying your summer.