- Airborne objects or compounds are a constant part of pressure washing businesses. Sometimes debris isn't noticed until it gets caught in the stream, and sometimes the stream is sent in the wrong direction. Protecting skin and eyes from solid and liquid projectiles is always required, no matter what the weather. Goggles, gloves, and substantial clothing can prevent eye injury and broken skin, along with the pain and paperwork which accompanies those kinds of injuries. Long pants and long sleeves should be expected even with otherwise safe jobs, as most of the detergents you use will cause some skin irritation, even if they aren't pressurized.
- Toxic substances are nearly always present in professional cleaning situations. If the nature of a specific job requires head-to-toe coverage, then the clothing should be inspected before each wearing, and it should fit the worker properly. Torn or split garments won't be much protection against a chemical stream, and clothing that restricts movement can be a safety hazard by itself. Before purchasing this kind of clothing, check with the manufacturer to ensure that the clothing is made to protect against the specific chemicals that you are likely to use.
- Safety protection gear also exists to safeguard respiratory tracts. Any job which produces noticeable amounts of dust should be accomplished while wearing paper masks. If your crew is using detergents or paints which produce toxic fumes, then full masks and respirators will be needed instead.
Providing safety protection for yourself and your employees can be expensive, uncomfortable, and in some cases, downright funny looking. Presuming that you are working with grown men and women, though, it shouldn't be a problem to talk about power washer safety tips and to provide your crew with the right equipment.
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