Step away from the pressure washer
A pressure wash can serve a valuable role in home maintenance, but don’t get carried away! Pressure washing can do more harm than good.
While it’s possible to pressure wash wood cladding correctly, you can also force water up and under the exterior surface if you use high pressure. From there, water can damage insulation and electrical wiring, and even spur mould growth. A high-powered pressure wash can also dent aluminium and vinyl cladding.
Electrical panels and meters
Even on the exterior of your home or in your yard, do not pressure wash fixtures housing electricity. Though built to withstand a rainstorm, pressure washing can force water into cracks and crevices, leading to damage and costly repairs.