Things  You Should Never Pressure Wash

Fragile panes of glass can’t hold up to the high-pressure spray produced by a pressure washer.


The power produced by a pressure washer can force water through the narrow cracks and crevices, causing damage to the incoming electrical system

The high water pressure removes the granules from  asphalt shingles and it can break shingles if the roof is older.

Asphalt Shingles

A pressure washer could pull the gutter off the house or cause damage to the downspout.

The powerful stream of water can pull mortar out and cut into old brick, resulting in significant structural damage

Old Brick

A pressure washer can cause dents and chips in the paint; it can also force water into the cracks and crevices of the engine

If you don’t want to chip, peel, or otherwise damage the stain or paint, then avoid using a pressure washer.

Stained Surfaces

The high-pressure flow of water can break glass or bulbs and may completely remove the light fixture from its mount.

Light Fixtures

While a pressure washer would remove debris from the outside of the air conditioner, it also can bend or crush the fins, restricting airflow into the unit.