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How Do I Use My Pressure Washer?

​Is your home or business showing signs that it is time for a cleaning? Using a pressure washer can be a great way to clean your home or business with greater efficiency and speed. Whether you have decided to hire a professional pressure washing services, rented a pressure washer for a certain project, or have recently purchased a pressure washer to use on multiple occasions; it’s always a good idea to know what you are getting into before starting your project. Pressure washing can be dangerous if safety precautions are not taken seriously. Learn more from our experts at Aarron’s Pressure Washing on how you can use your pressure washer safely to accomplish your cleaning goals.

If you have decided to take on pressure washing yourself, the first step in using your pressure washer is getting your equipment set up. As set up can be different depending on the brand and type of pressure washer you use, make sure that you familiarize yourself with your pressure washer manual to ensure proper set up of your machine. In general, most pressure washers will require you to have the pressure washer, a high-pressure hose, spray gun, nozzles, and a sturdy garden hose.

Once you have collected all of these supplies; it is time to put everything together. Hook up your water supply with your garden hose directly to the pressure washer. Make sure that you also attach your high-pressure hose to the machine by pressing on the barbed fitting of your pressure washer. Lastly, attach your spray gun securely to your pressure washer, and make sure that your garden hose has been attached to a water spigot. You are now almost ready to start cleaning your home or business!

When getting ready to use your pressure washer, make sure that all excess air is removed from your water line by lifting your safety latch on the spray gun and depressing the trigger. Turn on your fuel valve and set your choke if your machine has one. The final step is to turn on your ignition and pull the start cord of your pressure washer. Keep in mind that you should be sure to select a nozzle that has the widest tip to still accomplish your project. This way you can avoid damaging the surfaces that you are attempting to clean. You should also make sure to wear safety goggles, water-resistant clothes, and closed-toe shoes to avoid injuring yourself when pressure washing.

While there are many more helpful tips to consider when pressure washing, these should give you a good starting point when using your pressure washer. At Aarron’s Pressure Washing, we always recommend that you consider a local pressure washing company that can help make sure that your pressure washing projects are done right. For more information on pressure washing or to schedule your pressure washing appointment, give us a call today at (904) 386-4871. We look forward to helping you make the best decision when it comes to choosing a Jacksonville pressure washing company.



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