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Pressure Wash Long Island | Common misconceptions about pressure washing and why they are wrong

Mar 3

Why you should consider pressure washing your Long Island home this spring?

It is a common misconception that pressure washing is a difficult task that requires special training or experience. This could not be further from the truth. In fact, with the proper tools and guidance, anyone can successfully pressure wash their home or property in no time at all.

So why are so many people hesitant to try this easy and affordable home maintenance task? The answer lies in several common misconceptions about pressure washing that we will address in this article.

 

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Pressure washing is too dangerous.

This misconception likely comes from the fear of high-pressure streams of water hitting you in the face or eyes. However, if you use caution and follow the proper safety procedures, there is no danger involved in pressure washing. In fact, you can use a simple garden hose with a pressure washer set between 1800 and 2800 psi to accomplish most home washing tasks.

 

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Pressure washing is too hard.

Another common misconception about pressure washing is that it requires a special type of nozzle or nozzle holder designed for high-pressure water applications. These nozzles are usually only made of brass and attach to a garden hose by screwing on the end cap. In fact, these sprayers work so well because they maintain several gallons per minute of steady volume as opposed to many other types of nozzles which deliver an erratic stream from large openings up close and tiny pinhole-sized streams from far away. You can buy one of these attachments at any home improvement store for less than $30.

Pressure washing is a commercial or industrial task only.

This final common misconception about pressure washing is also the most ridiculous. What makes you think that your home, sidewalk, patio, windows and cars are any different than those of a business? Because businesses use power washers daily does not make them any more special than your personal property. You can accomplish the same tasks with the proper equipment at home as they do with heavy-duty commercial power washers! This includes removing graffiti from brick walls, cleaning gutters and downspouts, removing mildew and mold build-up on homes and buildings, or restoring deck cracks to their original state. So why not do the same job at home today with the proper power washing equipment?

Pressure washing requires chemicals.

Another common misconception about pressure washers is that you need to use detergents or cleaning solutions in addition to water. Not true! All of these tasks can be achieved using nothing but plain water under high pressure for a fraction of the cost of chemical cleaners. And using only water, allows you to safely pressure wash anything on your property without worrying about damage caused by harsh chemicals or salt residue left behind after rinsing off concrete surfaces. So skip the overpriced, name-brand cleaners at your local hardware store and save money by just using water instead!

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Pressure washing requires a commercial pressure washer.

The final common misconception about pressure washers is that they can only be powered by gasoline-powered engines or heavy-duty electric motors. The majority of power washers available today use nothing but simple, easy-to-find house current! Many people assume that you need a large unit with a noisy engine to do the same kinds of cleanings jobs mentioned above. Gasoline-powered units are great for very specific tasks such as removing concrete stains or stripping wallpaper in a room, but they cost hundreds more and require regular maintenance and upkeep to keep them running properly for home washing applications where you will simply turn it on and let run for 10-30 minutes at a time. Electric models are popular among homeowners because they usually cost between $100 and $300 less than gasoline-powered units, require no regular maintenance, and start at the turn of a switch. Also, electric washers have simple water hookups so you can add whatever attachments you want to use depending on your home washing tasks.

Pressure washing requires a professional pressure washer.

Another common misconception about pressure washers is that they can only be used by professional power wash businesses or construction companies with large budgets who can afford to purchase expensive commercial-grade equipment for daily use. The majority of power washers available today use nothing but simple, inexpensive components such as spray tips and garden hose attachments. In addition, many customers assume that you need a large unit with a noisy engine to do the same kinds of cleanings jobs mentioned above. Gasoline-powered units are great for very specific tasks such as removing concrete stains or stripping wallpaper in a room, but they cost hundreds more and require regular maintenance and upkeep to keep them running properly for home washing applications where you will simply turn it on and let run for 10-30 minutes at a time.

Professional pressure washers can be used for demanding or heavy-duty applications

This is one of the most common misconceptions we hear about pressure washers – that you need a large unit with a noisy engine to do the same kinds of cleanings jobs mentioned above. Gasoline-powered units are great for very specific tasks such as removing concrete stains or stripping wallpaper in a room, but they cost hundreds more and require regular maintenance and upkeep to keep them running properly for home washing applications where you will simply turn it on and let run for 10-30 minutes at a time. Electric models are popular homeowners because they usually cost between $100 and $300 less than gasoline-powered units, require no regular maintenance, and start at the turn of a switch. Also, electric washers have simple water hookups so you can add whatever attachments you want to use depending on your home washing tasks.

Pressure washing requires lots of power to get the job done right.

Just how much pressure do you need? The answer is not nearly as much as most people think. When used for normal home washing applications such as cleaning decks, driveways or outdoor furniture, any unit with 2,000 PSI or higher will produce enough force to quickly remove dirt and grime from surfaces. Professional-grade pressure washers are built with long-life pumps that have been tested to handle jobs such as large-scale commercial cleaning jobs and tough outdoor jobs, but these units are simply too powerful for the average homeowner’s needs. Requiring a professional pressure washer with a gasoline engine can cost hundreds more than their electric counterparts and have higher maintenance costs, so it is best to use an electric power washer if you need something reliable.

For professional and personalized commercial pressure washing services for your Long Island business or commercial property, call the pros at Pressure Wash Long Island at 516-350-8393.

 
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