With summer here in Cincinnati, Ohio, pressure washing is on the minds of homeowners. You want to make sure to keep your investment vibrant and maintained, and house exterior cleaning is the way to accomplish this. Nevertheless, if you have never power washed a home before, it can be quite detrimental. Check out the top reasons to avoid ‘do it yourself' pressure washing. 

  1. Physical Injury

One of the main reasons to avoid DIY house cleaning is to prevent physical harm, especially from falls.  Climbing the ladder with tools presents opportunities for you to fall and injure yourself.

  1. Siding Harm

When you are unfamiliar with the pressure from a power washing machine, you can damage your home when performing house exterior cleaning. Vinyl is a much more fragile material than other surfaces, and it can be damaged with cracks and holes when a high or very high pressure is used. Always use low pressure on vinyl siding.

  1. Broken Windows

When using a pressure washer for the first time to perform house exterior cleaning, you could damage or break your windows. You want to make sure the job is done right without any broken windows or missing shingles, so it may be best to call Kings of Clean.

  1. Lead Distribution

The last reason not to DIY is the possibility of lead distribution. Older homes were painted with lead based paint.  When you power wash the home, the pressure could cause the lead to be blasted into the air and the yard. It can float to the neighbors' yards and contaminate gardens, and there is then a possibility that children and pets could be harmed as well.  

This is one time it is best for everyone to leave it to the professionals.  Call Kings of Clean for more info.