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Being a pressure washing professional, there are many myths and misconceptions about pressure washing that I hear everyday that I know are absolutely false. These misconceptions cost the public untold amounts of money every year, and also cause many injuries, which, in turn, cost more money. Here’s one of the most common misconceptions that can do damage to you, your home, and your budget:

It’s Easy Enough That We Can Do It Ourselves

This may be true to some extent but you can easily cause damage to yourself and your home if you’re not careful. I don’t recommend to anyone to pressure wash from a ladder, this is very dangerous and should be left to a professional. Washing your vinyl siding from the ground at an upward angle will force water behind the siding causing water damage. Getting up in the air and away from the house will allow you to rinse the siding at a flatter angle. This can only be done with the proper equipment. Another thing is that even small, consumer grade pressure washing units put out too much pressure to wash vinyl, asphalt shingles, and pressure treated wood. Having the right equipment allows you to turn down the pressure, so you’re not causing damage.

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