DIY Pressure Washing accidents

DIY Pressure Washing = Dangerous!

We all know that feeling of wanting to take care of our homes ourselves. And, for the most part, we are successful. Changing the air filter, replacing the batteries in our smoke detectors, re-caulking the bathroom tile, and so on. There are certain tasks, however, that not only require a certain skill but also can be dangerous. DIY pressure washing is one of those that fall under the category of “leave it to the professionals”.

Pressure or power washing is a form of cleaning outside areas of your home with a pressurized spray. It can clean off built up grime, mold, dirt and debris from your lanai pavers, concrete patios, sidewalks, driveways, the siding of your home, and your roof. It does this with a strong spray of water that practically blasts the junk off of the surface you are cleaning. Because of the amount of force needed, diy pressure washing can be dangerous. 

The amount of force used by pressure washers can be up to 80 times stronger than the force of your average garden hose spray. Accidents can happen when the user mindlessly guides the direction of the spray somewhere else. If he accidentally grazes his hand or arm, this can break the skin. Infections of the muscles beneath the skin have been known to happen from these types of accidents. Yes, it is that powerful.

According to Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2014 an estimated 6,057 people in the United States went to the hospital for pressure washing related accidents. It is best to rely on a professional company instead of risking injury from diy pressure washing. Power washing your home can put you in awkward positions…on ladders, on slanted and slippery roofs, etc. These situations increase the possibility of getting hurt. By hiring a professional pressure washing company, you take away of the risk of injury to yourself. They are trained in handling the equipment and have the proper safety guidelines in place.

It is best to focus on the home improvement projects that will not put you in harm’s way. If you are in need of pressure washing, contact us for a quote. Benitez and Hudgins Pressure Washing Services are fully licensed, bonded and insured. Our professional technicians are meticulous in the care for your home. We service all of the Southwest Florida region including Naples, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Cape Coral and Captiva. Call us at 239-201-7807 Or request a quote online!