Lots of people take the power of a pressure washing machine too lightly. Severe and even deadly injuries can happen when working with pressure washers incorrectly or when basic safety practices are pushed aside. The two primary types of pressure washers are gas and electric. Electric machines give off water at pressures that go beyond 1,000 pounds per square inch (PSI). Several gas pressure washing machines go over 2.000 PSI and can reach pressures of up to 4,000 PSI on industrial systems. Higher pressure is a quicker and more efficient tool for cleaning. However, this greater pressure means there are higher chances of getting seriously injured.
Critical injuries that you may get from using a pressure washer include slips and falls, abrasions, blindness, as well as high-pressure injection. The pressure of water is strong enough to injure you, and using chemicals along with it can make an already bad situation much worse. Wounds and injuries sustained while pressure washing can seem deceptively harmless but need to be checked and taken care of by a medical professional.
Abrasions are a typical injury linked to pressure washing Myrtle Beach. To lessen the potential risk of obtaining abrasions, put on protective garments such as safety gloves, closed shoes, as well as long pants. Don’t point the pressure washer at pets, other people, or yourself. Don’t press the trigger until you’re sure where it is pointing. You should also be careful so as to avoid spraying your hands, feet or legs.
Falls and slips may result in hospitalization or in some instances, even death. Wet surface areas become slippery and ice may for quickly for those living in colder climates. Pressure washing while on a ladder or other elevated surfaces is unsafe because of the pressure washing gun’s backward force, that can throw anyone off balance. Know your work surface and find out what will happen if it gets wet with water. Set up the needed safety measures when working with a pressure washer from a crane, lift, or ladder.
Blindness, as well as other eye injuries, may happen not just from getting your eyes sprayed on directly, but from chemicals or foreign objects flying in the air. The power of high water pressure can send nails, rocks, glass, as well as other dangerous debris hurtling through the air at dangerous speeds. Detergents and chemicals may also splash up from the surface that you’re washing. So be sure to wear shock and splash resistant safety glasses when using a pressure washer. In case you an eye injury that is chemical related, look for medical assistance right away. Don’t let yourself be one of those people each year who takes the power of a pressure washer too lightly, and because of that, they ended up being hospitalized because they got injured. Always use the needed safety measures every time you use a pressure washer.
In case you have any doubts about working with a pressure washer, call MBHS Pressure Washing. Their experts are more than happy to offer you a free estimate and get this task done for you properly and efficiently.
MBHS Pressure Washing
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577