Spring time a great time to give your house a pressure washing. But watch out for your home windows!

There are several reasons to pressure wash the exterior of your home: to prep for a new coat of paint; to preserve the coat you already do have; to protect against the deterioration caused by the buildup of dirt, mold, and mildew. But while pressure washing may seem like a straightforward task, it’s important to take a great deal of care when washing close your home windows.

Too much pressure too close to your home windows can compromise the integrity of your watertight seals, causing water to be injected into your home and potentially creating longterm leaks. Also keep in mind that just one inadvertent hit to your windows with the same pressure you’re using on the house could crack or break your home windows—or even blow them in!

If it’s time to give your home’s exterior a power scrubbing, it may be best to protect your windows by hiring a professional to do the job. But, if you do decide to rent a machine and take care of the job yourself, be sure to go over all safety measures and know what you’re getting into, first. Pressure washers are much more powerful and dangerous than most people realize!