When Spring starts to spring most homeowners are ready to head outside. The sun is shinning and the birds are chirping, but what is that stuff growing on your house?
You know pressure washing is in your future, but there are generally 2 options: make the call to a pro or kiss the family goodbye and spend your entire weekend in frustration and pain. It’s admirable that you want to invest some sweat equity and elbow grease into your home sweet home, but before you embark, let’s talk about the pain points.
Pressure washing may seem like a harmless DIY project, but there is a lot more unknowns in which to deal. Yes, you can go to a big box store and rent or even buy a machine. We would like to set the record straight and save you time and money.
Leave it to the Pro’s and enjoy your Weekend
There is no shame is hiring out pressure washing. However, if you’re still not entirely convinced that pressure washing should be carried out by pros, consider this:
- It’s not as safe as you think – High pressure can peel off paint, put holes in vinyl siding and scar concrete driveways and decks. Without proper training and supervision, it’s just a matter of time (and pressure) before something is damaged by a beginner. They didn’t mention that at the big box store, right?
- What else could go wrong? – Damage with pressure is one thing, but don’t forget about the maneuvering around a wet environment and utilizing a ladder for access to out of reach areas. Ladder access is incredibly dangerous and homeowners lack of experience can lead to injury or worse.
- You’re not going to be happy with your results – If you manage to make it through your first DIY pressure washing session without injuring your skin, eyes or taking a tumble off a damp ladder, congratulations! You may even avoid damaging surfaces, and that’s a bonus. However, you’re not likely to be satisfied with the outcome of the work you do. Beginners end up with streaks, large areas they’ve missed, or neglected nooks and crannies.
- Your wallet really won’t thank you – Once you factor in the cost of the equipment and your time, it’s not that much more cost-effective to bypass hiring a pro. Spend the extra dough and let a power washing professional handle the job for you.