Pressure washing is a powerful way to clean and maintain your property. However, it’s essential to approach it cautiously and safely. From our years of experience, we’ve created a list of the top 8 pressure washing safety tips you must follow to protect yourself and your property.
Pressure Washing Safety Tips You Must Know
Tip 1: Select the Right Pressure Washer
Not all pressure washers are suitable for every job. Make sure you research and choose a pressure washer based on your job’s complexity. Light-duty machines are great for small tasks like cleaning patio furniture, whilst heavy-duty machines are more suitable for large areas like driveways.
Tip 2: Wear Appropriate Protective Gear
Protect yourself from debris and high-pressure water. At The Jet Co, we always wear protective gear, no matter the size or complexity of the job – we recommend you do the same. Make sure you wear the following:
- Safety glasses to prevent eye injuries
- Gloves to protect your hands
- Ear protection is crucial for noise
- Waterproof and non-slip boots to ensure stability
Tip 3: Properly Prepare the Work Area
Clear the area of any obstacles that could cause you to trip or obstruct your washer’s hose. You should also remove any items that could get damaged from the high-pressure water.
Tip 4: Properly Handle the Pressure Washing Machine
Always hold the pressure washer firmly with both hands and stand on a stable surface to prevent any slips or falls. Never point the nozzle at yourself, other people, pets, or delicate surfaces.
Tip 5: Safe Use of Chemicals & Detergents
Only use cleaners designed for pressure washers. Make sure you wear protective clothing when handling these chemicals and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for dilution and application. We recommend using eco-friendly solutions to protect your environment and plants.
Tip 6: Avoid Damage to Surfaces
Be aware of the pressure settings and nozzle types you use. High-pressure levels can be harmful and potentially damage soft wood, old mortar, and other fragile surfaces.
Tip 7: Electrical Safety Precautions
Over the years we’ve heard of many horror stories involving electrical accidents. Before you begin pressure washing, make sure all outdoor outlets are properly covered.
Tip 8: Regularly Maintain your Equipment
Regularly check your pressure washer for signs of wear and tear. Keep hoses and nozzles clean and free of blockages, and ensure your machine is serviced according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Want Help from Experienced Professionals?
By following these tips, you can ensure a safe and successful cleaning experience. However, if you would rather seek professional help instead of doing it yourself – The Jet Co is here.
We have the expertise, experience, and equipment to handle all kinds of pressure cleaning jobs safely and efficiently. By choosing The Jet Co, you can ensure your job is done safely and to the highest standards, saving you time and providing peace of mind.
Call us on 02 9072 1991 or enquire online to get your free quote!