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5 Potential Dangers Of Washing Your House Exterior On Your Own
By- admin on April 09, 2018
The exterior attractiveness of your property is very important since, it is the first thing that people notice. Whether it is a residential or commercial property, a well-maintained exterior premise retains and increases its value and ensures that the property lasts longer.
Cleaning the exterior of your house can be very stressful. It involves a countless number of tasks including, driveway, paths, paver’s bricks, walls, windows, patio, tiles, cement, pool areas and decks. Therefore, it certainly makes sense to hire a specialist to do the job for you.
Benefits Of High-Pressure Cleaning by a Professional
Professional cleaners have the expertise and knowledge of the right products and services to deliver the best cleaning solutions for your house. They will help you:
Preserve and maintain the exterior surface of your house
Easily clean the most stubborn stains and grimes
Reliable and stress-free cleaning
Cost-Effective and saves you a lot of money in the long run
House Preparation for Cleaning
Before washing your house, it is important to prepare the house for a wash. Right preparation will help you to spend more time and do the job efficiently. Here are some preparation works that should be done before you begin cleaning.
Close all the windows and doors to prevent water from entering the house.
Stop pets from coming outside
Remove all your pots and plants
Shift all the outdoor furniture and appliances at a safe and away from getting wet.
Remove your car from the way to allow closer access.
Be careful with the power points or electrical fuses installed outside and seal it if required.
Declutter your garden by removing all the pack away and toys that might get in the way of cleaning.
However, if you have plenty of time and energy to take on the cleaning chores on your own, here are some potential dangers you must be aware of:
1. Run the Risks of Accidents
It is not possible to clean the exteriors without a ladder and plenty of accidents happen when you use a ladder for cleaning purposes. The risk is especially high when you are cleaning the roof and top exterior areas of your house. Climbing the ladders to extreme heights to clean increase the risk of a fall and incurring severe injuries. Other accidents and injuries that can occur include:
Ladder falling or closing on you
Injuries caused by high-pressure cleaner
Burns or damage to the unprotected eyes from chemicals used.
You can even cause damage to the house exterior if you do not have enough idea and experience on how to handle the pressure washing.
2. Never Pressure Clean Without Hot Water
Most of the people do not know that there are numerous benefits of pressure cleaning Services with hot water. It gets better results in successfully removing all the moulds and mildew that appears on the surface of your house. It even effectively removes all the stubborn stains and grimes and leaves your house looking spick and span. Majority of the people choose to use normal or cold water instead. That will not get you more than 40-50% success in efficiently removing all the moulds and grimes.
3. Using The High-Pressure Cleaner Inappropriately
High- pressure cleaning is one of the best ways to keep your house clean however, only if it is done the right way. If it is used on the wrong surface, it can severely damage the surface. It can wash away the paints and other decors on the wall alongside pushing the water under the weatherboards and into your home. Therefore, it is essential to gain information and knowledge about the high- pressure cleaning techniques before doing it yourself.
4. Missing Out the Tough To Reach Places
There are high chances that you will end up missing out the hard to reach surfaces if you choose to do the cleaning on your own. The top windows, gutters and facades to list a few can be missed out completely. However, a professional cleaner will have the necessary equipment and knowledge to reach and clean those places efficiently.
5. Chemical Hazards From Pressure Cleaning
Cleaning chemicals can burn your skin and eyes if you don’t take necessary precaution. On the other hand, using wrong chemicals can cause severe irreversible damage to a surface area. Your house needs to be prepared well before washing. If it is inadequately done, there are greater chances of chemicals getting sprayed through the windows inside, ruining your curtains, clothes and furniture.
Contact us immediately for top notch pressure cleaning across Sutherland Shire.