Sanitizing With Your Pressure Washer
In today’s world, cleaning and sanitizing has become more important than ever. Maintaining a clean home and business is essential to stop the spread of germs and diseases. High-traffic areas have to be routinely cleaned. The best way to achieve a thorough clean is to use a pressure washer.
Pressure washers use high intensity water and detergent to break up dirt and grime and remove other germs that are not visible to the naked eye.
When operating a pressure washer, it is crucial to have full understanding of the machine and take the proper precautions during operation.
Here Are a Few Quick Safety Tips for Operating a Pressure Washer:
Before you begin use, always test a small area of the surface you will be cleaning. Not all surfaces require the same amount of pressure so it is important to use the right pressure to uphold the integrity of the surface.
Never pressure wash on uneven ground or on a ladder. The intensity of the washer can cause a kickback, similar to operating a firearm. This can cause you to lose your balance, which is why you should always pressure wash while standing on even ground.
Never aim a pressure washer at anyone. The intensity of the water can cause external and internal damage and should only be aimed at surfaces that will be cleaned.
Surfaces to Clean:
There are many areas that must be cleaned, here is a list of surfaces to remember:
- Doorways & other High-traffic Entryways
- Parking Lots – concrete is a porous material that can hold germs and dirt.
The Difference between Cleaning Sanitizing, and Disinfecting
According to the CDC, cleaning removes germs, disinfecting kills germs and sanitizing lowers the number of germs.
These are all similar processes, but the outcome varies depending on the method used. Cleaning is generally done with soap and water. This removes germs by washing them away. Although cleaning does help to remove germs, it is best used in conjunction with a sanitizer to kill germs. This helps significantly lower the number of germs present on a surface.
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