3 Real-Life Dangers Of Using Amateur Pressure Washing Services
Although pressure washing services are extremely affordable, many business owners tend to use unprofessional ‘companies’ to save money. This is especially true right now when many Ontario businesses are still reeling from the COVID-19 crisis. If you are one of these businesses, don’t fall into the same trap! Although cheaper initially, unprofessional pressure washing services will cost you much more in the long run – and more than money, too.
You cannot guarantee that these ‘technicians’ are trained, certified, licensed, or insured to handle such equipment safely and successfully. This could open you up to some serious dangers. Let’s see what they are.
#1 Physical Injuries
Pressure washers are potent pieces of equipment – and largely underestimated. Using compressed air to propel a targeted jet of water, kinetic energy makes this stream almost 50 times stronger than your everyday garden hose. This extreme pressure can easily break the skin on contact in unskilled hands, which can be severe if accidentally sprayed into someone’s eyes. In fact, this stream of water can even cut through heavy-duty work boots! As you can imagine, this extreme pressure also makes it very difficult to handle with serious training and experience. This in itself makes accidents and injuries much more likely!
#2 Possibility Of Electrocution
Where water and electricity are mixed, there is always the risk of electrocution. However, in terms of pressure washing, this is incredibly rare in skilled hands. Certified technicians have undergone rigorous training to work with the 20 to 30 feet of cabling to prevent kinks and cracks. An unprofessional washer won’t have this type of training, and will likely have deteriorating second-hand equipment too. This makes the possibility of electrocution much more possible and something to consider.
#3 No Insurance
If any damage or injury occurs while your unprofessional technicians are working, you will be slapped with the bill or compensation claim in the end. Firstly, without a license, they won’t be able to get insurance. This means that they cannot cover any mistakes they make – and likely won’t be around to help you anyway! Secondly, your own insurance won’t cover any damage as you chose to hire services that are not reputable or professional.
As you can see, the risks of hiring unprofessional pressure washing services just aren’t worth the potential rewards. Rather invest in the contractors who deserve your business, earned their reputation, and use it to ensure safe and successful pressure washing services that save you money in the long run. Like Diotte Coating Services! With us, you can be sure that our services are licensed, insured, certified, and successful.
Contact us now to get to know our team and build a professional relationship you can trust!