Most DIYers will concur: why hire someone to do a task when I can take care of it myself? Having the ability to address the many maintenance and repair issues that arise in a home, from minor toilet repairs to pressure washing your deck and driveway are simple to do and what harm can possibly come from doing-it-yourself? Well in most cases, handling DIY projects that are simple in nature can in fact save you money and time. When it comes to pressure washing however, a simple DIY job could turn into a costly, unanticipated repair.
There are many benefits associated with hiring a professional to address your home (or business) pressure washing needs. Although the temptation to simply go to your local home improvement or tool and equipment supply store and rent a pressure washer for your job, it may be best to first understand why hiring a professional pressure washer for your pressure washing services may be a better route to consider.
Problems that Commonly Arise
The rate of water that comes through a pressure washer is about 1.5 to 2 gallons of water per minute. The water also comes out at temperatures that range from 125 degrees F to 150 degrees, which can be very hot. So with that in mind, many DIYers do not have an appreciation fr just how much water is coming from the water inlet (source) through the water pump (processor) and out of the high pressure hose (outlet). Not understanding the fine control of water coursing through the equipment can result in the stripping of wood on your decks or other surface damage.
Equally important is understanding the proper mixture of cleaning solution to water in the machine. Simply spraying an area with high pressured water may cosmetically solve your problem, but potentially expose you to the growth of mold spores, depending on the surface being sprayed. That type of outcome hardly seems worth the cost of the rental.
Why Go with a Pro?
A pressure washing professionals understands the mechanics of the equipment. This is very important because through their experience as well as expertise, they can provide you with the service you need to precisely clean and restore the area in need or pressure washing. You may be surprise that when looking at costs, the service can be not only affordable, but reduce the chance of error occurring. Even if a mistake does happen, a professionally bonded and insured pressure washer takes on such liability, relieving you of the cost of repair.
If you need a good pressure washing because the ordinary garden your ordinary garden hose is simply not enough, consider strongly this information and consult with a local pressure washing professional. You may find, before you launch into that weekend DIY project, that the time and cost associated with going it alone may be higher than anticipated if mistakes occur that result in a costly repair.