Consumers: While you’re shopping around for a commercial pressure washing service, review this article to assess each firm’s preparedness.
Avoiding Damage to the Surface Being Cleaned
Too much pressure, the wrong cleaning solution, and/or incorrect power washing technique can cause serious harm to clients’ property. Therefore, commercial power washers must train their workers in these areas. If power washing equipment is set up to emit cleaning chemicals other than water, you are better prepared to remove oily, greasy stains. On the other hand, if these harsher cleaning chemicals are used the wrong way, damage could occur. Therefore, a well-trained commercial pressure washer should have received training in the best ways to safely remove a cornucopia of grime from a wide variety of materials.
Caring for Commercial Pressure Washing Equipment
Modern commercial pressure washers may shoot heated water, steam, cold water, and chemical cleaners. As you can imagine, these machines are complicated. They must receive regular maintenance. In addition to machine maintenance (changing the oil, replacing the fuel pump, etc.), employees should be trained in how to properly use each commercial power washer in your company inventory.
Safeguarding the Environment
Toxins, including heavy metals, are flushed downstream by commercial pressure washers that don’t collect their wastewater. If you hope to run a green power washing company, make sure you train your employees in how wastewater can harm the environment. You’ll also want to educate workers on how to collect wastewater, and how to transport it to the proper disposal facilities. Finally, certain commercial pressure washing services use chemical cleaning solutions for extra tough jobs; if you want to be an eco-friendly power washing group, make sure you train workers in how to use earth-friendly cleaning mixtures.
Imagine 4,000 pounds of pressure blasting your hand. Some commercial power washers can indeed squirt water at this level of pressure, which is definitely enough to remove dirt – and flesh, if improperly aimed. Here are the most common pressure washing injuries:
1. Electrical Shock
Certain commercial power washers are gas-powered, while others are designed to be plugged into outlets and powered by electricity. To prevent electric shock, workers should wear rubber-soled shoes. They should also be trained to avoid pulling power cords through puddles. Finally, commercial pressure washing services should always plug pressure washing equipment into GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets.
Like guns, pressure washing equipment should never be aimed at animals or people. If someone does get hit with the spray of a commercial power washer, excruciating skin abrasions can result. Commercial pressure washing companies use equipment that is powerful enough to move objects, which can be hazardous if they hit others.
3. Monoxide Poisoning
Gas-powered commercial pressure washers should not be used in confined spaces; otherwise, monoxide poisoning can occur.
As Jacksonville’s top commercial pressure washing company, we ensure that our clients get safe, effective cleaning services every time.
If you live in Jacksonville, Florida, pressure washing services are a common tool both residents and businesses turn to when they need to clean their house, building or equipment. Stewart Pressure Cleaning is here to ensure your pressure washing process goes smoothly and leaves amazing results.