Fall is on the way. As the weather changes and the leaves start to fall, your property may become cluttered with dust, dirt, and leaves. Over time, your property will become dirtier. Power washing can help restore your property’s clean look. Consider these dos and don’ts of power washing your property.

The Dos of Power Washing

Before you power wash, make sure that you have read the manual. You want to be sure that all of the safety shields work and that you check the power washer’s oil level. Safety is always a priority, so make sure that you wear the proper safety equipment and attach the nozzle before the job. You may want to also consider adding detergent or another cleaning agent to increase your ability to clean. When cleaning, make sure that you direct the water in a downward angle when cleaning a wooden surface. For safety from electrocution, make sure to keep the water jet at least six feet from any electrical wiring.

There are many steps to take to ensure your safety while power washing. The best way to keep yourself and your property safe is by hiring a professional.

The Don’ts of Power Washing

When it comes to power washing, there are some things you should never do. First, do not hold the nozzle too close to the surface. You do not want the jet to tear at the materials or cause any erosion from close contact. In addition, do not place the nozzle against your body or anyone else’s. Don’t find out the hard way about testing sensitive surfaces. Test everything in advance, so that you know the safe distance to power wash.

When the washer is running, never leave the nozzle closed for more than one minute. You could overheat the pump. Likewise, do not fill the fuel tank if the power washer is running. It should be cool before you fuel it.

When it comes to power washing, you don’t have to do it yourself. Property cleanup is easier when you have a professional behind you. They know the appropriate safety measures and have the right equipment to get the job done right. Avoid possible safety violations to you and your employees by hiring someone trained in the field. To learn more about what a power washing service can do for you, contact Denver Commercial Property Services by calling 303-339-3570 or emailing us today!