So before beginning the actual procedure of using the pressure washer, understand how you can use it safely:
Read The Manual: It is important to read the manual first before using any machinery or tool. It will help you know how to use the machine, operate it, and other information including the customer services, parts of the machine and its troubleshooting tips. You should ensure the connections are tight. Make everything ready before you finally start cleaning stuff.
Use Protective Gear: Some people think that pressure washer equipment is not exactly the type of tool you should be wearing protective gear with, but they’re wrong. When you’re dealing with such great pressure, anything could strike your eyes, and body part without any warning. So you should be wearing eye goggles and rubberized shoes. The shoes help in case of any electric shock, and eye goggles are necessary since you’re dealing with pressure. Also, wear gloves and a full sleeve shirt, so that you can better deal with the grip of the pressure washer hose, and water can’t damage your skin, as it is realized with high pressure. Wear full pants so that no flying debris can hurt you. Cover all your body and then proceed.
Be Careful With Zero Degrees Nozzle: Zero degree nozzle gives the highest pressure and sprouts a very narrow stream of water which can cause grievous injury. And you will rarely need such a high pressure while doing any cleaning task.
Make Your Surroundings Ready: Get all the triggering dangers out of the way by covering the exterior things such as vents and lights and also close the windows. Place all the destructive things at a distance such as wires, furniture, plants, kids, and pets.
Hands-Off: Don’t forget to keep your hands and any other part safe by not getting into the way of water spray. Never spray water pressure at anyone else. Also, don’t let kids use a pressure washer.
Don’t Use Ladders: Don’t try to use ladders while using a pressure washer as it can generate a kickback force. Go for extension wands while cleaning higher areas to defend from a nasty fall. If you are unsure about the way to use a pressure washer, call a professional.