03 Nov These are the Mistakes That You Must Avoid When Pressure Washing
When it comes to versatility in cleaning, there aren’t many options more versatile than pressure washing.
Cold water pressure washing, and hot water pressure washing are extremely effective at removing all sorts of grime and filth from a variety of surfaces.
At Sydney Sweep and Scrub, we find ourselves utilising pressure washing equipment in Sydney warehouse cleaning and carpark cleaning projects across the city. And it’s always a very effective approach!
However, it’s one thing hiring the professionals and another to try and use pressure washing equipment yourself.
It’s easy to make costly and damaging mistakes with both hot or cold water pressure washers. And in the long run, that’s going to cost you plenty in terms of time and money.
Therefore, here are some of the most common Sydney pressure washing risk factors, and how to avoid them.
Don’t Damage Your Surfaces!
Improper use of a pressure washer can actually cause damage to the surfaces that you are doing your best to clean.
That can result in costly repairs, as well as a waste of time and plenty of stress all round. It obviously must be avoided at all costs!
When cleaning concrete, you must be mindful of using too much pressure or holding the nozzle too close to the surface. This is especially the case for cracked and crumbling concrete.
Other surfaces that must be cleaned with the right amount of pressure are wood, bricks, outdoor paving and metals.
Avoid Causing Pollution
Pressure washers literally blast water at a high frequency, which can then push the grime or contaminants away from you.
If you’re removing oils or grease with hot water pressure washing, you must ensure that you have a plan to deal with the contaminants once you lift them from the surface.
Too many ‘cleaners’ and business owners simply wash these nasty elements straight into drains. That will then cause all sorts of environmental problems, even if you don’t see the results first-hand.
The best way to prevent this from happening is to sandbag drains, like we do at Sydney Sweep and Scrub.
Then, you can mop up the grease, oil or other contaminants and ensure that you’re avoiding any kind of negative impact on the environment.
To discuss pressure washing for your Sydney carpark or warehouse, get in touch with Sydney Sweep and Scrub here.