Power washing your home can transform your home’s curb appeal and even add thousands of dollars to the value of your home. When it’s time to power wash your home, you may be faced with the decision to hire a professional or do it yourself. While there are some advantages to doing the job yourself, most people have no idea how to even begin to assess all the factors and risks that go into a power washing job. For the following reasons, it’s best to hire a professional to tackle any power washing job you need.
Why Hiring a Professional for Power Washing Jobs Is the Right Choice
You might be saying to yourself, “I need to get the outside of my house clean! How hard can it be to operate a high-powered hose and point it where it needs to be? The videos online make it look so easy! I’ll be done in no time!”
Stop right there! Doing a job yourself is not always the right solution for your power washing needs. You should ask yourself several questions before embarking on such a big DIY project.
Do you really understand what the job entails?
You need to get more specific than “I want my house to look good.” What types of surfaces need cleaning? Is it brick, vinyl siding, concrete, tile, or even a roof? Do you know the proper settings and solutions needed for each material? You can easily ruin your property if you do not understand exactly what is required.
Does the machine you rented offer enough power to complete your job the first time? Because consumer machines are rented out on a regular basis, it might not offer the correct amount of power needed for your job. You might rent a machine repeatedly and spend way more money and time than you anticipated because you chose the incorrect machine for the type of power washing job you need.
Are you aware of potential dangers?
While it may seem intuitive to use and you may have even read the instructions, machines come with inherent danger. High-powered water streams can pierce skin and eyes, and one small pressure washing mistake can have huge consequences.
Does the area that needs a power washing involve heights?
Precariously balancing on a ladder while operating a power washer can be extremely dangerous if it is something you are not used to doing on a regular basis. A burst of pressure can cause someone to go flying off a ladder with horrible consequences. Even extenders with consumer machines can backfire.
Do you need special chemicals for what you’re trying to clean?
Sometimes, hot water just isn’t enough to remove stubborn stains or material. Some common stains that may require a solution beyond hot water are:
- Thick algae
- Motor oil
- Black streaks
AAA Window Solutions are the Power Washing Experts You Need
If you are wavering in any way when deciding on hiring an expert or doing a power washing job yourself, leave it to the knowledgeable and friendly professionals at AAA Window Solutions. We offer the greater Charlotte, NC area biodegradable, non-abrasive power and pressure washing solutions to make your property shine again.
Contact AAA Window Cleaning for a free estimate. You can speak directly with one of our knowledgeable representatives by calling us at (704) 765-9982.