Three Things You Should Never Pressure Wash

While it’s satisfying to watch a pressure washer clean an area effortlessly, it’s important not to get carried away. As tempting as it might be, the high intensity of the spray can demolish a variety of materials, leaving you with expensive or irreversible damage. Before you decide to bring out the pressure washer, make sure you know which items should always remain off limits.

Electric Panels and Meters

When pressure washing an outdoor space, it’s vital that you’re aware of the electrical units in the area. Accidentally hitting an electrical panel or meter with a pressure washing spray could certainly dent the metal, or worse, could result in a dangerous electrocution. Always make sure that electrical units are protected and avoided when pressure washing a nearby surface. 

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are a material that are commonly used for residential roofs. They’re light, cost-effective, and easy to install, which makes them a popular choice for many homes. While it might sounds like a good idea to use a pressure washer to fight away moss and grime, doing so will result in a number of further issues. The powerful spray can destroy the materials’ protective grip, knock shingles loose, or even blow them off altogether. 


If you care about your vehicle at all, it should never come in contact with a pressure washer. Pressure washing can easily chip your car’s paint job, or particles of dirt could be forced along the sides to leave a collection of fine scratches. It can also remove the coating on your car’s headlights. When you find that your vehicle is looking a little rough, it’s best to just take it through the car wash or break out the traditional soap and garden hose. 

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