Can I Power Wash My House Myself?

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The Allure of DIY Power Washing

Tempted to grab the power washer and give your house a sparkling clean makeover? You’re not alone! Power washing can be a fast and effective way to remove dirt, grime, and mildew from your home’s exterior, revealing the beauty and charm hiding beneath years of buildup. The satisfaction of a spotless house and the weekend warrior spirit can be strong motivators to tackle this project yourself. 

Before You Blast: Weighing the DIY Approach

But before you unleash the high-powered spray, it’s important to consider the responsibility that comes with wielding a power washer.  This isn’t your average garden hose –  improper use can lead to serious consequences. 

  

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Gearing Up and Gunning It: The Essentials of DIY Power Washing

Let’s say you’re determined to DIY.  Here’s what you’ll need to ensure a safe and (hopefully) successful power washing experience: 

  

Safety First: Goggles, protective clothing, and a firm understanding of the machine’s operation are non-negotiable. 

 

The Right Equipment: Renting the appropriate power washer with the correct attachments is crucial. Using the wrong pressure or technique can damage your siding, windows, or even injure yourself. 

 

Knowledge is Power: Researching proper cleaning techniques for different types of siding materials is essential to avoid stripping paint or causing permanent damage.

The Pitfalls of Power Washing: When DIY Might Not Be Your Best Bet

Even with the best intentions, DIY power washing can go awry. Here are some potential problems to consider: 

  

Hidden Damage: The high pressure can reveal underlying issues with your siding or paint that you weren’t aware of, leading to costly repairs. 

 

Uneven Results: Without experience, achieving a uniform clean is difficult. Patchy cleaning or accidentally removing paint can leave your house looking worse than before.

 

Safety Concerns: Power washers are powerful tools, and even a minor slip-up can lead to serious injuries. 

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Pressure Washing Exeter | Patio Cleaning Devon
Pressure Washing Exeter | Patio Cleaning Devon

When the Pros Shine: Why Hiring Pressure Washing Exeter Might Be the Smarter Choice

While the prospect of a DIY project can be appealing,  hiring a professional power washing service like Pressure Washing Exeter (call us at 01392 304971) can offer distinct advantages: 

  

Expertise and Experience: We have the knowledge, training, and experience to safely and effectively clean your home, using the right techniques and equipment for optimal results. 

 

Safety Guaranteed: Our professionals are insured and prioritize safety, minimizing any risk of injury or property damage.

 

Time Saved, Peace of Mind Gained: Let Pressure Washing Exeter handle the dirty work while you relax and enjoy a spotless house.

 

We understand the desire to tackle a DIY project, but when it comes to power washing your house, the potential downsides can outweigh the satisfaction of doing it yourself.  Consider giving Pressure Washing Exeter a call for a free quote – we can help you achieve a sparkling clean home safely and efficiently. 

WHAT YOUR NEIGHBOURS ARE SAYING...

  • Lexi Haydari Avatar Lexi Haydari
    June 3, 2024

    Susan Nex Avatar Susan Nex
    March 23, 2024

    Excellent service, patio has never looked so good. Will definitely be recommending Matthew to all out family and friends.

    Scott Taylor Avatar Scott Taylor
    March 13, 2024

    Matthew did a marvellous job at an excellent price. He was informative and helpful through the whole process. I totally recommend him

    daniel doherty Avatar daniel doherty
    May 8, 2024

    Absolutely amazing service, I couldn’t be happier. Would recommend to anyone needing their drive or patio cleaned. Thanks again Matthew

    Liam Walton Avatar Liam Walton
    June 2, 2023

    Matthew did an amazing job. My garden paving looks beautiful now. He is professional and has a positive attitude. He was so good about me not being able to get the outside tap working. He came back later the very same day and still got all the work done. I am really happy with the results and I would highly recommend him.

    Jackie Goodwin Avatar Jackie Goodwin
    March 23, 2024

    Excellent Service. The patios and driveway look amazing. So very pleased with the results. Absolutely would recommend Pressure Washing Exeter.

    J P Avatar J P
    April 23, 2024

    Wonderful service.

    Virginia Baily Avatar Virginia Baily
    June 6, 2024

    Excellent service. Can't recommend highly enough! My patio has never looked as good as now. Matthew even cleaned all my patio furniture at no extra charge. See you next year Matthew

    eve merson Avatar eve merson
    December 5, 2023

    Matthew has been fantastic. Excellent quick, clear communication and quotation. Punctual, clean and thorough job on the day. Both front and back garden look sparkling. We've already booked his services for next year.

    Francesco Ferrari Avatar Francesco Ferrari
    May 20, 2024

    Excellent service....great communication and good price. Matthew was extremely helpful and polite.....well pleased with his work....and would recommend. Thanks, Matthew....

    Helen Harvey Avatar Helen Harvey
    April 30, 2024

    Excellent service amazing results. Professional Polite and punctual. Thank you Matthew.

    Ann Tucker Avatar Ann Tucker
    April 16, 2024
  • Amazing Job! Looks like new! Would highly recommend and use services again. Quick and efficient with communication - top job

    Mark Densham Avatar Mark Densham
    March 10, 2024

    Excellent job of cleaning my garden paths and patio. Very pleased with the result. Thank you.

    Su Startin Avatar Su Startin
    April 16, 2024

    Matthew did an amazing job on very tired paving stones and mossy ground. They have all come up so clean my son thought I had had the paving redone !! Would highly recommend . Great communication and very quick to book in and get job done 👍

    Holly Hilliard Avatar Holly Hilliard
    May 27, 2024

    Lin Hambly Avatar Lin Hambly
    March 13, 2024

    A superb job of our driveway, patios, steps and wall cap tiles. Matt uses only the best equipment and materials and has left our surfaces looking as good as when they were first installed! I would recommend Pressure Washing Exeter to anyone.

    penman634 Avatar penman634
    April 23, 2024

    Amazing transformation - everything like new . Great attention to detail. thanks Matthew

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    February 29, 2024

    Fantastic overall service. Great communication, fast responses and quickly booked in, and really happy with the results! Thank you!

    Matthew Fowler Avatar Matthew Fowler
    May 10, 2024

    Excellent service! Totally transformed my paths and patio areas. Very pleased and would recommend to anyone. Thank you!

    Angela R Avatar Angela R
    March 7, 2024

    Matthew did an excellent job, cleaning the decking and our patio furniture. Very polite 5🌟 service

    Kata Drinkwater Avatar Kata Drinkwater
    February 26, 2024

    Excellent service would highly recommend.

    Mark Dillon Avatar Mark Dillon
    October 1, 2023

    It was such a professional service that went above and beyond. what I thought was being offered.Thr railings around the decking were cleaned too and I was so pleased with the result.I would highly recommend the company.

    BRIDGET MERRETT Avatar BRIDGET MERRETT
    August 2, 2023

    Excellent service. What a transformation of my driveway! Would highly recommend

    Debbie Harris Avatar Debbie Harris
    April 23, 2024
  • Very pleased with the service. My patio and paths look much better now! I would definitely recommend.

    Sandra Laslett Avatar Sandra Laslett
    February 23, 2024

    Excellent service would highly recommend.

    Mark Dillon Avatar Mark Dillon
    October 1, 2023

    Matthew did a marvellous job at an excellent price. He was informative and helpful through the whole process. I totally recommend him

    daniel doherty Avatar daniel doherty
    May 8, 2024

    Excellent service. Can't recommend highly enough! My patio has never looked as good as now. Matthew even cleaned all my patio furniture at no extra charge. See you next year Matthew

    eve merson Avatar eve merson
    December 5, 2023

    Very happy with my patio and path. Matthew did a really good job.

    Gemma Whitten Avatar Gemma Whitten
    September 11, 2023

    Absolutely brilliant service with great results. Matthew was able to book me in at very short notice and his services are fairly priced. Thank you

    Lizzie Bush Avatar Lizzie Bush
    May 27, 2024

    Excellent service! Totally transformed my paths and patio areas. Very pleased and would recommend to anyone. Thank you!

    Angela R Avatar Angela R
    March 7, 2024

    Fantastic overall service. Great communication, fast responses and quickly booked in, and really happy with the results! Thank you!

    Matthew Fowler Avatar Matthew Fowler
    May 10, 2024

    Amazing job. Thank you.

    Ken Cheek Avatar Ken Cheek
    December 27, 2023

    Very professional service especially as difficult access to garden over 4ft wall. My paving slabs/pathway look like new! Would highly recommend Matthew.

    janette tucker Avatar janette tucker
    February 13, 2024

    Amazing Job! Looks like new! Would highly recommend and use services again. Quick and efficient with communication - top job

    Mark Densham Avatar Mark Densham
    March 10, 2024

    Great service. Fantastic infact. Highly recommended

    Slimbo Tyrone Avatar Slimbo Tyrone
    November 14, 2023
  • Susan Nex Avatar Susan Nex
    March 23, 2024

    Excellent Service. The patios and driveway look amazing. So very pleased with the results. Absolutely would recommend Pressure Washing Exeter.

    J P Avatar J P
    April 23, 2024

    Excellent work cleaning up my courtyard! I'm delighted with the results. I'll be recommending this company to everyone.

    Deryn Phillips Avatar Deryn Phillips
    February 27, 2024

    Matthew did an excellent job, cleaning the decking and our patio furniture. Very polite 5🌟 service

    Kata Drinkwater Avatar Kata Drinkwater
    February 26, 2024

    Matthew has been fantastic. Excellent quick, clear communication and quotation. Punctual, clean and thorough job on the day. Both front and back garden look sparkling. We've already booked his services for next year.

    Francesco Ferrari Avatar Francesco Ferrari
    May 20, 2024

    Amazing transformation - everything like new . Great attention to detail. thanks Matthew

    Judyth Aarons Avatar Judyth Aarons
    February 29, 2024

    So pleased with how out patio turned out - looks amazing. Professional, polite and punctual. Really quick at getting back to us with answers, including if materials used were safe for the dogs (which they are). Highly recommend, will use again

    Claire Spolton-Dean Avatar Claire Spolton-Dean
    March 16, 2024

    Excellent service amazing results. Professional Polite and punctual. Thank you Matthew.

    Ann Tucker Avatar Ann Tucker
    April 16, 2024

    Lin Hambly Avatar Lin Hambly
    March 13, 2024

    Excellent job of cleaning my garden paths and patio. Very pleased with the result. Thank you.

    Su Startin Avatar Su Startin
    April 16, 2024

    Matthew did an amazing job. My garden paving looks beautiful now. He is professional and has a positive attitude. He was so good about me not being able to get the outside tap working. He came back later the very same day and still got all the work done. I am really happy with the results and I would highly recommend him.

    Jackie Goodwin Avatar Jackie Goodwin
    March 23, 2024

    Excellent service, patio has never looked so good. Will definitely be recommending Matthew to all out family and friends.

    Scott Taylor Avatar Scott Taylor
    March 13, 2024

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