Pressure Washing Safety Tips

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What is a Pressure Washer?

A pressure washer is a machine that sprays highly pressurized water for exterior cleaning services. A residential type pressure washer contains four basic parts - a motor, which is either run by electricity or gasoline, water pump, sprayer and a high-pressure hose. To make sourcing water easier, most washers have connectors where a garden hose can be attached to it so it will be easier to obtain water supply. The internal pump provides a steady amount of water (gallons per minute). Although the pressure inside the internal pump cannot be changed, the valve in the sprayer can be altered.

Spray Patterns

Spray patterns vary according to the area and the material to be washed. For instance, loose stream water are more suited for washing roofs and sidings. Flat fan shape sprays are better for concrete power washing. Pinpoint jet sprays are for corners and those hard to reach areas. The latter is more suited for spot cleaning. There are different spray nozzles that allows these spray patterns. However, no matter what the type of spray pattern, it is still enough to cause injury to the skin.

Pressure washers that run on gasoline are more powerful compared to electrical units. They can exert as much as 4,000 pounds per square inch (PSI). Electrical units can only operate half the pressure only. There are also special units where a small heater is attached to provide hot water. This is especially useful for removing stubborn grease and dirt.

Safety Tips when Operating Pressure Washers

Pressure washers must be operated from a safe distance from the area that should be cleaned. If the nozzle is pointed too close, it can strip the paint off the wall, deform a car or break up the asphalt. It can exert extreme pressure that oil stains can be removed from the top layer of the concrete. Care must be taken when cleaning windows too. Pressure must be lowered to prevent the windows from breaking or cracking.

Never point the water spray to anyone and even to your pets. The pressure is so strong it can cause injury to any living creature. Also, make sure that electrical connections are secured before operating it.

Follow the instructions prescribed by the manufacturer. Use the right type of chemicals for units that also inject soap or detergent. If an unprescribed chemical is used it may damage the unit. Also, check for any cracks or broken seals in the nozzle head or hose.

If you will be hiring a power washing contractor, make sure to get a legit company with well-trained staff. Their technicians should be able operate the machine efficiently and safely. If you are looking for a company offering power washing services Ocean Pines MD, power washing services Berlin MD, power washing Berlin MD, power washing Ocean Pines MD or power washing Delaware, J and J Powerwashing is the company for you. Call or email us now.


Is Hiring a Power Washing Company Worth the Cost?

Have you ever tried climbing on high ladders, going up to your roof or operating a high-powered hose? If you did and you think the job was easy or you enjoyed doing it, then stop reading now.

 Power washing can help remove dirt and grime all over the exteriors of your home.  It uses highly pressurized so anywhere you point it to will become clean in no time. Springtime usually means spring-cleaning, it can take a large chunk of your time and effort to complete up.

If you do not want to do the job, there are any power washing company out there that can do the job for you. J and J Powerwashing offers various cleaning in jobs in Delaware and some parts of Maryland. We offer the following - commercial power washing Berlin MD, commercial power washing Delaware and commercial power washing Ocean Pines MD. We also provide home power washing Berlin MD, home power washing Delaware, home power washing Ocean Pines MD, house power washing Berlin MD, house power washing Delaware and house power washing Ocean Pines MD.

It is important to have the exteriors of your home or office cleaned because after winter, there could be an unsightly build up in the building façade. If you do not have it cleaned, discolored stains and grime can make your home or office unsightly.

According to popular website Angie’s List, the average cost of pressure washing is around $250 to $300 for a 2,000 square foot home in Chicago. The national average for 2014 was $338.

Spending less than $500 to clean your home exterior is actually more than what you paid for considering that you do not need to spend time and effort to clean your home. In addition, getting the work done by a professional power washer ensures that the right equipment is used. They are also knowledgeable and well trained in operating the machines so less errors and accidents happen.

However, the cost cited is only for the home or building exterior. If you want to have your deck or driveway additionally pressure washed too, you need to add an extra $2 per square foot of the area.

Pressure washing is also useful if you want to sell your home. Your home will definitely look brand new if you have it, pressure washed before putting it up for sale. For just below $500, you can increase your home’s selling value twofold.

If you want the services of a pressure wash company, contact J and J Powerwashing by dialing (302) 934 5555. You can also contact us via our toll free number at 1-888-PWRWSH1. Call now and request for a quote today. With J and J, you can get clean for less green.


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