The Pros and Cons of DIY Pressure washing

Are you thinking about doing DIY pressure washing? Check out the pros and cons of it. 

Pressure washing is one of the best ways to make your property exterior look more beautiful and brand new look. When it comes to exterior cleaning, most people do not know whether they do it independently or get professional help. But if you want to clean those stubborn messes, you should know the pros and cons of these washing to know about it and take necessary precautions. 


Pressure washers are no longer exclusive commercial tools. You can rent a standard, lightweight pressure washer for a day at a cheap rate, or you can buy one at a local home improvement store. They are available, inexpensive, and saves you a lot of time than wiping out with soap or detergent. You can get a pressure washer for $40 to $100 per day; it depends on where you live, the unit, and per pound per square inch (PSI). 

The beneficial side of the DIY power washing project is if you decide to do this work, you will have full control over the operation and successful outcome of this project. 


A DIY pressure washer can save you a lot of money, but there are some hidden expenses for it. These are the water usage, the DIY pressure washer soap or cleaner, and fuel. The backside is that it can be time-consuming because the surface stains on your home exterior are more severe than expected. 

There are some possibilities you may damage the project, especially when you are controlling this high-pressure tool. The machine can throw water at 3000 PSI power enough to make holes in the vinyl siding, window and damage wood surfaces or cement in your driveway. If you do not handle it correctly, it can lead you to severe injury. These damages can take thousands of dollars from you.

Take Safety Precautions

  • Never point the pressure washer to someone, your pets, and plants.
  • You should wear protective glass, gloves, and long suits.
  • If it’s windy weather, then pay attention to the wind. It can blow back the water and spray it to you.
  • Start from the top of the house, work your way down, avoid electrical outlets, windows, and screens.