Pros and Cons of DIY Pressure Washing
You want to pressure wash your home’s exterior, but you’re not sure where to get started. Should you do it yourself or hire a professional? There are pros and cons to each. Learn more so you can decide which option is best for your needs and budget.
Pros of DIY Pressure Washing
Completing a pressure washing job on your own can save money, especially if you already have a pressure washer or can borrow one from a friend. If you have a particularly big job, DIY pressure washing means you can take your time and get the job done on your schedule.
Cons of DIY Pressure Washing
Unfortunately, there aren’t many other benefits to DIY pressure washing. Unless you really enjoy pressure washing, it can be a very time-consuming, slow task. You don’t likely have the same professional-grade equipment as a seasoned technician, so the job takes longer to complete.
There are also many hidden costs that can add up. You have to buy a solution for your pressure washer. If you’re cleaning a variety of surfaces like your roof, gutters, siding, fence, and driveway, each one may require a different solution.
If you do the job wrong, it can cause costly damage to your home. If you can’t get rid of set-in stains, you may end up calling a professional anyway. That means you spend the money twice on the same job.
Risks of DIY Pressure Washing
If you don’t spend time researching the power settings, you may pressure wash a hole into your gutters or vinyl siding. And if you lose control of your pressure washer, that kind of water pressure can hurt you badly.
Pressure Washing Tips
If you do decide to pressure wash your home or business yourself, take time to read the instruction manuals. Remove debris and other objects from the area before getting started. Wear the proper safety gear, and handle your machine with care.
The Bottom Line
Pressure washing requires a special technique. If you have the right tools and experience pressure washing, a DIY job may be right for you. Otherwise, you should probably leave it up to the professionals.
Our team would love to help. We offer everything from gutter brightening to house washing. Before you decide, either way, give us a call. We can answer your questions and give you a service quote. There’s no obligation to schedule a service with us, but you can make an educated decision either way.