Pressure Washing Driveways Legally
Doc shows you how to avoid fines when pressure washing your driveway and sidewalks.
NOTE: While this is no GUARANTEE of legality and compliance, you are moving “runoff” from the storm drain to a natural area. It’s going to be VERY hard for anyone to receive a fine if following this setup.
Good read about pressure washing and fines. → EPA and Pressure Washing
Second good read → EPA and Pressure Washing
Car Washing vs. Pressure Washing Driveways
The clean water act gives local authorities and governments the ability to regulate “runoff water”. Many areas both in the US and Canada have passed local laws banning car washing when the soap filled water runs off into storm drains. Pressure washing your driveway is a little different. According to our call to the EPA… pressure washing your driveway creates a polluted runoff filled with potential chemicals, greases, oils, etc, that are released by the act of pressure washing. Therefore it is illegal almost everywhere. Car washing on the other hand, may not. Check with your local office and county.
Doc’s Pressure Washing Product Winners
Awesome value and performance.
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- GAIN CLEANING POWER IN YOUR HANDS: If you are looking for a powerful pressure washer with minimal investment that will accommodate even the most demanding cleaning needs, then we have got you covered. Meet the SIMPSON MSH3125 gas pressure washer powered by HONDA. At 3200 PSI at 2.5 GPM, this easy to use power washer will eliminate dirt, grime or even mildew from any hard to remove spot or area!
- KINK & ABRASION RESISTANT HOSE: Forget all those messy and easily destroyed water hoses. Invest in our flexible, lightweight, 1/4-Inch x 25-Foot MorFlex high pressure hose. MorFlex hoses are non-marring, kink and abrasion resistant which means this pressure washer hose can withstand some heavy-duty use. The M22 connectors will ensure a secure and safe fit.
Here is an example of a 750 gph auto bilge pump with 3/4″ outlet.
About $24 on Amazon
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6″ Spring wrapped hose extension – This little thing makes your life SO much easier. Rather than reaching under or around power washer frames, just attach it and leave it. Best idea he’s had in months.
Surface Cleaner – Doc forbids you from cleaning surfaces such as driveways and NOT using this. Once you use one, you’ll understand why.
New for 2019 – This unit feels heavier and better built than the previous models.
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Extension Wand 30″ – Keeps you away from water and when using the surface cleaners it forces you to stand up straight. No more sore backs.
Turbo Nozzle – Regular TIPS… can leave sharp, flat cut lines, and this nozzle prevents it. It also give you a nice round cleaning area and less likely over clean areas.
For TOTAL protection these are good.