Pressure Washing

Modern sets of governing documents sometimes contain provisions that require owners to pressure wash the exterior of their properties and exclusive use common areas (i.e., patios or decks). Those provisions are rendered void and unenforceable during a “state or local government declared drought emergency.” (Civ. Code § 4736(a).)

“Pressure Washing” Defined
For the purposes of Section 4736, “pressure washing” means “the use of a high-pressure sprayer or hose and potable water to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud and dirt from surfaces and objects, including buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces.” (Civ. Code § 4736(b).)