If you’ve been concentrating a lot of your efforts on interior spring cleaning for your home at this time of year, it’s important not to neglect the outside too. Even if you have limited space around the outside of your property, having a home that looks as good as it does on the outside as it does on the inside can help to give your property a new lease of life. Hiring a pressure washing service is one of the easiest ways to have your windows and other parts of your property cleaned.
As it involves the use of high-pressured water sprays, you need to be careful to avoid the risk of injury or damage to your property. In the following post we look at some of the important preparations you should make before having pressure washing carried out.
Close and Lock all Windows and Doors
This is more common sense than anything else, but worth highlighting. You will want to make sure you close and lock any entry points for the water around your home. So close and even lock, just make sure you get that air-tight (and water-tight) seal, all windows and doors around your home. If there are any holes or leaks, you’re aware of, mention them to the company you’ve hired before and they’ll know to be cautious around those areas.
Cover or Move Anything You Don’t Want Wet or Washed
If you’ve got garden furniture, tools or anything else around the exterior of your property that you don’t want to get wet or washed, it’s important to cover them or just move them. If you’re having your driveway cleaned, for instance, you’ll want to move your car, as the pressure of the spray can do damage to the paintwork and the debris and dirty water that comes off the surface can dirty up that sparkling clean car you have.
Keep Pets and Children Out of the Way
There are many reasons why professionals are responsible for carrying out pressure washing. Safety is right at the top of that list of reasons. High-pressure water sprays can cause injuries and can even break and remove skin. So, it’s important that you, but even more crucially, your pets and children are either somewhere else, visiting friends or relatives at the time, or kept indoors throughout the pressure washing process.
Remember Water and Electricity Are Not Friends
As we all know, electricity and water are not good friends and mixing the two can create the risk of injury or even serious accidents. Therefore, be sure to remove all electronic and electric items out of the way of where is being cleaned. You also need to be sure to cover and disconnect (if possible) exterior outlets to the mains electricity supply. Even the smallest, seemingly insignificant drop of water in anything electrical can cause a short or even a fire.
Pressure washing is a great way to clean up your property and get it looking as good as new, especially if you follow the tips above.