Pressure washing is a wonderful craft useful for clearing away all kinds of grime and filth. But with great power comes great responsibility; whenever we are in the vicinity of powerful jets of water, we should take care to protect both others as well as ourselves. See below to learn more about the various precautions you should take.
Projecting your voice
Sometimes the pressure washing technician may leave something to be desired, if he or she is not privy to a special vulnerability of your garden, patio, fence, or house. For example, if there’s a hairline crack in the window that compromises the structural integrity of the window surface, blasting such a window with the intensity of a regular pressure wash could be dangerous. Although it would be ideal to have discussed everything prior to the wash, sometimes alerting the person in the moment is the only way to protect such vulnerable spots. (Of course, don’t do this from behind the window.) Lifting up your voice enough so that the person can hear you goes a long way to protecting everyone involved.
It’s often best to stay behind closed doors and closed windows if you want to watch pressure washing happen. But sometimes you might want to warn your neighbors who are obliviously wandering around the pressure washing scene; for such instances, it’s essential to put on the appropriate attire prior to coming close to the splash zone. To protect your hearing, put on earmuffs. For shielding your precious digits, wear work gloves and close-toed shoes. And last but not least, goggles are crucial for guarding your eyesight.
The importance of staying indoors was already mentioned, but in particular situations, it’s not only crucial, but necessary. If a pressure wash happening is for helping the dust at a construction site settle down, staying near the pressure wash site can mean breathing in many toxic chemicals. Getting to watch the epic wash go down is not worth it, if you’re not equipped with a proper dust mask. For non-construction settings, dust may not be the issue, but rather spores, which can sometimes be even more dangerous. Of course, make sure that your toddlers and pets are by your side.
Even though there are only three main caveats covered in this blogpost, there are other safety hazards at a pressure wash site. It’s important to keep our eyes open and look out for each other. Whether the pressure wash consists of heavy-duty cleaning or light-duty cleaning, let us be careful and stay vigilant. For more pressure washing tips, simply contact Hydra Pressure Washing LLC today!