When it comes to DIY pressure washing, it may seem pretty straightforward to the average Marietta, Georgia homeowner. However, there is more to pressure washing than meets the eye and the average Joe usually ends up making rookie mistakes that cost them more time and money to fix.
Common DIY Pressure Washing Mistakes
Here are some common mistakes homeowners make with DIY pressure washing:
Using Too Much Pressure – Too much water pressure can strip wood decking, or cause etching lines on your siding. In addition, using inconsistent pressure throughout your project will leave streaks that look unsightly in the end.
Improper Amount of Cleaning Solutions – Most homeowners will pressure wash with just water, which ends up making the task of cleaning your home less effective. Using water only can also spread mold spores around. Not knowing which chemicals to use, or the right chemical-to-water ratio will significantly reduce the effectiveness of your cleaning. In addition, without the proper cleaning solutions, you’ll need to apply more pressure to get an area clean, meaning you risk damage to your home.
Cleaning Out of Order – Cleaning out of order will cause you to have to reclean certain areas of your home because they end up collecting dirt and grimy residue. In the end, you will have spent more time pressure washing your home than what was necessary.
Professional DIY Cleaning Services
Calling a professional team like Alpha Pressure Washing of Marietta, Georgia will save you time and the heartache of dealing with the effects of improper DIY pressure washing. Schedule an appointment today, we look forward to serving you and improving the appearance of your home.
Posted on behalf of Alpha Pressure Washing