Why Pressure Washing Your Home With Pressure May Not Be Beneficial

When it comes to cleaning the exterior of our homes, pressure washing seems like the ultimate solution. With its high-pressure stream of water, it promises to blast away dirt, grime, and even stubborn stains, leaving our properties looking sparkling clean. However, there’s a catch: using too much pressure or harsh chemicals during the process can actually do more harm than good. In this blog post, we’ll explore why pressure washing your home with excessive pressure and strong chemicals may not be the best idea and what you can do instead to achieve optimal results without causing damage.

The Pitfalls of Excessive Pressure and Chemicals

While it’s true that pressure washing can be an effective cleaning method, applying too much pressure or chemicals that are highly caustic can lead to a host of problems:

  1. Surface Damage: High-pressure water streams can strip away paint, protective coatings, damage wood, and etch concrete surfaces which will leave behind unsightly marks and potentially causing irreversible damage.
  2. Water Intrusion: Excessive pressure without using caution can force water into cracks, gaps, and crevices in your home’s exterior, leading to water intrusion, mold growth, and structural issues over time.
  3. Landscape Damage: Strong water pressure and harsh chemicals can damage delicate landscaping, including flowers, shrubs, and grass, leaving your yard looking worse for wear.
  4. Injury Risk: Handling high-pressure equipment without proper training and safety precautions can result in injuries to yourself or others, including cuts, bruises, and even eye damage.

It may be best to contact the professionals at Big Kat Services, LLC to take care of your cleaning needs. We know when pressure or chemicals may be needed and will never use harsh chemicals when we know it could damage your property. We are fully insured and have many years of experience doing pressure washing and surface cleaning to make sure your property will look beautiful for years to come.