Don’t DIY | Why You Should Hire a Professional Pressure Washer

Don’t DIY | Why You Should Hire a Professional Pressure Washer

There are many good reasons to pressure wash your property, but just because something is good, doesn’t mean that you are the one who should do it! Here are reasons why in this case you shouldn’t DIY, but hire a professional pressure washer instead. 

It’s safer

Professional pressure washers know how to get the job done safely. You may be surprised to know that pressure washing can actually be unsafe and result in injury if you are inexperienced. For example:

  • You can develop abrasions from improper equipment or its use
  • Fragments of glass or dislodged rocks can penetrate your skin
  • Reactions to improper use or contact with cleaning chemicals 
  • Slips, trips & falls

Safe pressure washing

You’ll save time & even money

Saving time is the most obvious benefit; a professional pressure washer most likely can complete the job in literally half the time, depending on your skill level, speed, technique and size of your property. There is almost always an infinite list of other things you could be doing instead of spending an entire afternoon pressure washing, and you may not realize that you can also save money in the long run. 

Consider cost: an electric pressure washer would cost you somewhere between $150 – $300 dollars, plus an additional $15 – $30 for detergent. Now consider the average pressure washing service is only about $185-$380. An additional consideration would be what your pressure washer would be doing when you’re not using it, storage space and maintenance or fixes it would need. Professional pressure washers also use machines that are much higher quality than what you’d get for $150, so from a cost & quality perspective, it is actually better to hire a professional.

Time and money

Cleaning solutions & technique

A professional knows how much cleaning solution to use, when it’s necessary and what type is needed. They are also experts in the proper technique, leading to a better end result than you might get, and in half the time!

Pressure washing technique


Professionals are insured, or at least, you really should only hire ones who are! This means that any damage caused to your property by the company you hire will not come out of your pocket. This of course is not true if you damage your property pressure washing by yourself. 


Better Results 

Let’s be honest: unless you’re a professional yourself, you’ll get better results by hiring one! We’re equipped with the tools, knowledge and experience to get the job done in a timely manner and to the highest standards. 

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