Some Things You Just Don’t Pressure Wash

Having a pressure washer can be a very useful tool, especially if you are the do it yourself type of person. It’s a great thing to have when you want to do a touch up on the driveway or lanai. But some homeowners get a little too carried away, and start pressure washing things that you just don’t pressure wash, call the experts.

These Include:

Wood Furniture

If you don’t want your wood furniture to be stripped away, or left with lines and streaks, then please don’t pressure wash any. This is what will happen. The stream is just too hard.

Electrical Outlets or Boxes

This should be a no brainer, but they do sometimes get dirty, or could be hit accidently, but please don’t aim the water towards them.


Pressure cleaners are too harsh for the paint on your car. You could run the risk of chipping the paint and aiding in the formation of rust.

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Wood Siding

If you aim a pressure cleaner up towards the wood siding it could come right off, or just loosen them and have built up water underneath the siding, causing mold, or other problems in the future.

Air Conditioners

Air conditioners are actually very delicate inside, the force of the water can damage these intricate parts. Do not spray them please.

Brick and Mortar

If you have an old brick and mortar house, don’t spray it with a pressure washer. The loose material will just come out.

Painted Surfaces

If you want the paint to remain on the surface, don’t spray it. The paint will come right off.


Spraying windows might seem like a quick and easy way to get the outside of the windows clean. But it more than likely will break them.

Plants/Living Things

Don’t spray towards any living thing. The pressure is just too high and most likely will kill or damage what you’re spraying.

The best thing to do if you’re unsure, or need something cleaned is don’t pressure wash, call the experts and hire a professional pressure cleaner, one with experience such as Under Pressure. We have been Proudly Pressure Washing Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Ellenton, Parrish, Osprey, Nokomis, and University Park for 25 years. Contact us for a free quote today!

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