29 Apr Why it’s better to hire a professional to pressure wash instead of doing it on your own
If you’ve got a grimy walkway or your deck is graying, it may be time to get those surfaces pressure washed. Although you can rent or buy a pressure washer, you need to understand how it is properly used. It’s important to understand how much pressure is necessary to get the job done right. The high water pressure can cause damage to the surfaces you’re trying to clean or may even cause serious injury.
Although it may cost more to hire a professional to clean instead of doing it yourself, you may end up spending more money on replacing damaged items or on medical bills.
When hiring a professional, consider these questions:
- Do you provide written estimates?
- Are you licensed and insured?
- Ask how much pressure, which is measured by pounds per inch and gallons per minute, will be used?
- Do you use environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions?
Mike Katounas is the owner of Home Works Painting, a painting business in Northern Virginia. He has over 15 years of experience in residential interior and exterior painting, drywall installation/repair, carpentry, wallpaper removal, power washing, commercial painting, color consultation, and staining/sealing. Their service areas include Chantilly, Fairfax, Herndon, Oakton, Reston. Mike takes pride in his work, and he always follows a strict code of conduct that includes the use of quality paint, a clean workspace, and an honest, respectful approach to his customers.