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Pressure Washing is a popular Do It Yourself project that many home and business owners will attempt themselves. Many home owners will purchase the equipment from the local hardware store or perhaps invest in a larger commercial unit and choose to regular maintain their own exterior surfaces, in order to save money.One important issue to consider when undertaken pressure washing at home or at your business premises, is the impact the works will have on the environment. Pressure Washing, when performed incorrectly, can lead to polluting our environment which can even lead to being fined by your local authorities. EPA guidelines are in place and pressure washing or power washing contractors must abide by these guidelines in order to avoid being fined themselves or being stripped of their licenses.
Here is a list of the things that you should do to avoid being an environmentally polluter:
Use Green 100% Environmentally Friendly cleaning products and or cleaning chemicals to do each job. Pressure washing will only do so much and as with any cleaning procedure, from brushing your teeth to washing your clothes you will need some sort of special soap or cleaning product to maximize the effectiveness of your efforts. You may have oil and grease stains or even mold or moss that you need to remove, this is where cleaning agents will come in handy and if you are going to use them, make sure they are safe for the planet!
Ensure wastewater or wash water is contained. Wastewater generated during pressure washing undertakings is not allowed to enter the stormwater drains at any time. Make sure to block all drains in close proximity to where the cleaning project is being undertaken and either vacuum collect the water with an appropriate wet vac system or you can divert the wastewater or dirty wash water into gardens or lawns.
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