If Pressure Washing (or Power Washing) is so effective, how come its possible disadvantages is at such a tilting high?
The act of using a Pressure power washer to erode dirt has been an effective means in modern times. Still there is a tumultuous silence about its harm that is deafening when paid attention to. At a surface glance, one can see all the benefits accrued to using one of these devices to clean. On a deeper level, it is a case that reminds you of the saying ‘penny wise, pound foolish.’
When identifying the need to get a pressure washer, it is undeniably a must-have. But looking at the disadvantages, it poses to be more of a liability to be exact.
A case to point is its respiratory risks. You might be wondering what correlation there is right? There is the possibility of inhaling algae, mildew, or mold. When pressure washing takes place, the aforementioned are released into the air we breathe. For one living with asthma or any respiratory disease, this is definitely a trigger. Just the effect of pressure washing on an exterior that was painted can release toxins into the atmosphere, where children, pets even the soil can get poisoned.
Next is its physical risks. Do you know that the speed at which the water is pressured out can cut a gash on your body? This can cut deep into your skin and can leave a lasting mark on you.
Then we have the risks associated with the chemicals used to pressure wash. Constant exposure to these chemicals can compound to cancer, lung disease, nerve and brain damage. All of these is possible because chemicals can harm through skin, air or ingestion. This is why it is imperative to know about the best practices associated with any chemical in use and how it can be disposed of.
Household dangers like electric shock cannot be overlooked. In the process of pressure washing your home, even as much as a partial contact with electricity can be fatal.
Some equipment too can pose to be a risk. Pressure washing equipment that are gas-powered requires the use of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide on one hand are dangerous to one’s lungs. Over time, this results to a health risk. Especially if one has been exposed to this chemical consistently.
So, what are the ways one can reduce the effects of pressure washing? This brings us to how important it is to seek the best way to protect oneself and loved ones if pressure washing is to be considered.
Firstly, it is important to weigh your options before use. Pressure washing might be the available option, but could there be other means to get this same task done. If yes, take the harder route in this stance.
Secondly, use of gear. Be it facemasks, gumboots, overalls, eyeglasses, etc., kit up!
Lastly, spray feet away from you. A defensive method when spraying surely aces the game.
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