Hey friends! It’s Corey from RC Power Cleaning in Rock Hill, SC. Have you ever wanted to try pressure washing your place by yourself? It can be a fun and satisfying project, but there are some important things to remember. Let’s dive into the do’s and dont’s of DIY pressure washing!


  1. Do Wear Safety Gear: Always wear goggles to protect your eyes from dirt and debris. Gloves and long sleeves can also protect your skin from getting hurt by the high-pressure water.
  2. Do Pick the Right Pressure Washer: Not all pressure washers are the same. Some are stronger than others. Make sure you choose one that’s right for what you need to clean. A smaller one might be enough for your deck but not for your whole house.
  3. Do Use the Right Cleaning Solutions: If you need extra cleaning power, use a cleaning solution that’s safe for pressure washers. But remember, the solution should be safe for your plants and pets, too.
  4. Do Test on a Small Area: Before you start, try washing a small, hidden area first. This way, you can make sure the pressure isn’t too strong and won’t damage your surfaces.


  1. Don’t Use Too Much Pressure: It’s tempting to turn the pressure all the way up, but this can damage wood, siding, and even concrete. Start low and only increase the pressure if you need to.
  2. Don’t Wash Delicate Surfaces: Be careful with windows, light fixtures, and old bricks. High pressure can break glass and chip paint or brick.
  3. Don’t Forget to Protect Your Plants: Water and cleaning solutions can hurt your flowers and bushes. Cover them with plastic sheets or make sure to rinse them with water before and after you spray.
  4. Don’t Pressure Wash Everything: Some things should not be pressure washed. Like your car’s engine or your pets! Yes, people have tried. Always use common sense to decide if pressure washing is the right way to clean something.

Why This Matters:

DIY pressure washing can make your home look amazing, but doing it wrong can lead to a lot of headaches. Following these dos and don’ts will help you clean safely and effectively.

Additional info

And remember, if a job feels too big or too risky, it might be time to call in the pros. We’re always here to help at RC Power Cleaning.

Thanks for reading, and happy cleaning! Remember – with the right knowledge and tools, you can make your home shine safely and proudly.