Getting a pressure wash can do wonders for your property. It can make dirty paint look as good as new, restoring your home’s curb appeal. It can help to prevent damage by removing buildup from your house to your driveway and more. However, is there anything that you need to do to prepare for a pressure wash?
We’re not talking about preparing to DIY a pressure wash here. You can learn more about the dangers of DIYing pressure washing in our previous blog, Can Pressure Washing Make You Sick? 5 Alarming Reasons To Not DIY A Pressure Wash. We’re talking about if there’s anything you, as a homeowner, need to do to prepare for a pressure wash before the pros come to your home.
There are indeed helpful measures that you can take to prepare your home for a pressure wash. These help to preserve the safety of the pressure washers, the safety of any children and pets, and the security of your home. Let’s get into what exactly you can do to prepare for a pressure wash!
#1. Keep Children And Pets Inside
Children and pets can both be very curious about pressure washing. However, for both their safety and the safety of the pressure washers, you want to ensure that they stay inside the house while the pros do their job.
Pressure washing is very dangerous. The highly pressurized water can damage your property when used incorrectly. It can also cause serious injuries. You don’t want the pressure washers to be distracted or trying to do their job while also avoiding children and pets. For the safety of everyone, keep your children and pets inside.
#2. Remove Any Hazardous Items
While your pressure washing professionals are going to be careful, you don’t want anything to be in their way or create a tripping hazard. If you have any garden decorations, stray cables, children’s toys, tools, or anything else that could cause someone to fall, store it in your garage until the pressure wash is done.
Not only is this important to prevent trips and falls, it’s also important so that the professionals have the space to be able to move the pressure washer around. If they’re needing to navigate about your yard decorations, this can lengthen the amount of time it takes to clean your property.
#3. Relocate Anything You Do Not Want To Get Wet Or Damaged
This applies to, well, anything that you do not want to get wet or damaged. From your patio furniture to plants to your grill and more, you’ll want to store it somewhere safe and dry for the duration of the service.
This also applies to your vehicles. Again, pressure washers can do serious damage. The last thing you want is for an accident to occur and then your car is left damaged. For safety, either keep your car parked in your garage or move it to the side of the street.
#4. Secure All Exterior Openings
This applies to your windows, doors, and any other openings you may have. Close them tight and keep them secured in order to keep the water from getting into your home. You’ll also want to check along the frames for any cracks or gaps, as water could get through these spaces. If you have any damaged weatherstripping, you can prepare for a pressure wash by replacing it first.
#5. Cover Electrical Outlets
It’s easy to forget about the outlets on the exterior of your home. However, water and electricity are never a good mix. For optimal safety, take a walk around your house and note all the electrical outlets that you have. Unplug anything that is plugged in, cover the outlets, and store the appliances or cords somewhere dry and safe
Does Your Home Need A Pressure Wash?
The best way to prepare for a pressure wash is to know what it is that needs pressure washing. If you need a pressure washing service, True Clean Power Wash & Seal is here to help. We also provide soft washing so that your home can be clean from top to bottom. If you need any more advice on what you can do to prepare for a pressure wash, don’t hesitate to contact us today!