Find out how to use a pressure washer around your home. Learn about preparation, applying cleaning solution, which nozzles to use, techniques, and safety tips.
A high psi washer mechanism can be a fantastic tool to speed clean and remove tough stains from your home’s siding, deck, and walkway. A power cleaner may seem pretty simple to use; you just turn it on, point and spray, right? However there are several important things you can do to ensure that you are using your machine as efficiently and safely as possible.
A high intensity cleaner contraption can fire out a stream of water that is 100 times greater than your 40 psi (pounds per square inch) garden hose. A pressure washer can easily tear wood fibers and even drill a hole in a wood board. Nobody wants a hole in their deck or siding from improperly using their force washer device. So you need to be careful when you use one.
According to US Consumer Product Safety Commission each year over 3,100 people are forced to go to the hospital because of power washer injuries. Some of the injuries include lacerations to the fingers and hands, thermal burns, back and shoulder strains, and chemical burns to the eyes. There have also been a few fatalities due to electrical shocks.