Here are some of the most commonly held misconceptions about pressure washing.
- Pressure washing will damage surfaces: One common misconception is that pressure washing is too powerful and can damage surfaces, such as wood or delicate exterior finishes. In reality, most pressure washing equipment is adjustable, and the pressure can be adjusted to suit the specific surface.
- Pressure washing is only for exterior cleaning: Many people think that pressure washing is only for cleaning exterior surfaces such as buildings, driveways and decks. But pressure washing can also be used for a wide range of cleaning tasks, such as cleaning interiors of commercial kitchens and restaurants, cleaning of heavy equipment and vehicles, and even graffiti removal.
- Pressure washing uses only water: While water is the primary element used in pressure washing, various cleaning solutions and detergents can be added to the water to enhance the cleaning power and remove specific types of dirt and stains.
- Pressure washing can be done by anyone: Pressure washing is not a simple task, it requires knowledge of the correct pressure setting, the right nozzle and the appropriate detergent to use, as well as knowledge of safety procedures. Improper use of pressure washing equipment can result in damage to property or injury to the operator or others.
- Pressure washing will remove all the dirt and stains: Some people think that pressure washing can remove all dirt and stains, but that’s not the case, some stains might be ingrained in the surface and may require specialized cleaning solutions and methods, or may be permanent.