Without a doubt, power washing the exterior of your office building can be an incredible way to help rejuvenate and restore its appearance. Not only can it help completely replenish its facade, vastly boosting employee morale and overall workplace satisfaction, it can also help remove any harmful and toxic algae and bacteria that are a fairly common occurrence here in the Pacific Northwest. However, many people mistakenly believe that they can go the DIY route when it comes to power washing, thinking it may save them time or money. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, trying to power wash your office building by yourself can be a very dangerous – and even potentially deadly – mistake.
You May Wind Up Damaging Your Property
While pressure washing your business is an easy way to give it an amazing makeover, if you don’t know how to use this machine properly, you could easily make novice mistakes that might actually lead to severe damage the building. For instance, certain materials simply cannot withstand the high forces of a power washer. If you mistakenly point your pressure washer at any these materials (such as aluminum siding), you may cause irreparable damage to it. This could wind up costing you much more in the long run!
You Could Seriously Injure Yourself
In experienced hands, pressure washing is a wonderful way to help improve the appearance of your office’s exterior. However, in novice hands, it can be extremely dangerous to the user. Pressure washers aren’t just like garden hoses; they shoot out strong jets of water at an impressive 4,000 PSI. In fact, over 6,000 people are sent to the emergency room each year due to pressure washer related injuries. To avoid becoming a statistic, please leave this job to us.
You May Accidentally Electrocute Yourself
Pressure washers are highly powerful electronic devices. Again, while some people think they’re just glorified garden hoses, they actually require a significant amount of electricity to operate. Many pressure washers have lengthy, insulated power cables that can span up to 30 feet in length (or more). It’s far too easy for these cables to become crimped or damaged if you don’t know how to use it, especially if the company who rented it to you wasn’t properly maintaining it. One drop of water in these openings could end in tragedy for you.
Professional Power Washing in Oregon and Washington
While having your office building professionally power washed can be a fantastic investment in improving its appearance, any attempts to do it yourself could end in disaster. Rather than expose yourself to any unnecessary risk by trying to DIY this task, you should instead contact us here at Service America for a free, no-obligation quote. We are fully licensed and bonded, and we have the skill and expertise to beautifully transform your office building for you!