Your home takes a beating from the elements every day and can accumulate a lot of grime and dirt over the years. In a year’s time, you will notice the paint getting dull as well. Pressure washing can eliminate that grime and rejuvenate your home’s exterior by breaking down residual paint. Here are some more reasons why you should choose this option.
Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Don’t be like those homeowners who spend thousands of dollars on landscaping and decorations before putting it on sale. You don’t need to spend that money or do all of that hard work to make your home look brand new again. All you need to do is hire a professional service provider to pressure wash your home for you before you sell it. The process won’t take as long as heavy modifications and won’t cost an arm and a leg either.
In fact, with a simple pressure washing job along with simple touchups, you can increase your home’s value by about 5%. By hiring professionals to pressure wash your home regularly, you can prevent harmful mildew and grime from damaging the exterior. This way, you can spend less time worrying about rotting wood, dull/chipped paint, and whether you should settle for a low price for it.
Remove Invisible Threats
Cobwebs and spiders are some of the threats that can get in your home through windows and eaves and even from the corners. Depending on the size of your home, you may have to spend hours swatting away webs with a broom or chasing after spiders. Even the ones that aren’t dangerous to people can make your home look derelict!
A good pressure wash can blast away webs, tiny spiders, and eggs from the tiniest of corners. If you want to learn more about how it can remove these tiny critters, you should get in touch with the professionals.
Blast Away Harmful Bacteria
A regular pressure wash can blast away contaminants from the exterior of your home. This is important since the amount of grime it collects also holds harmful bacteria. If you get it done on time, a power wash can prevent them from entering your home and making you, your family members, and your pets seriously ill.
Prevents Damage and Health Issues
During the winter, the snow and sleet can cause moisture damage and stain the walls of your home. If left untreated, those stains can become a permanent part of the architecture and cause permanent damage as well. Mould, for instance, can feed on fresh paint and finishes if it is not removed quickly enough or allowed to grow unchecked. It can also get in your home and spread spores that can cause serious health issues.
What makes mould particularly difficult to remove is the fact that it usually accumulates in hard to reach areas such as crevices. That’s because it thrives in shady areas and can grow without detection for years. With a power wash, you can blast mould from the tiniest of cracks and prevent permanent damage.
If you want to resurface or repaint your home, you should consider giving it a pressure wash first. That is the perfect way to prime it for a new look since it removes all of the grime and dirt that can otherwise ruin a new surface. In fact, you should also consider pressure washing your deck before you re-stain it. This will ensure that the surface holds onto the new finish and doesn’t fall off. A coat that is applied on an uneven or grimy surface can lose its hold with time.
By choosing pressure washing, you can reduce your carbon footprint as well especially if you choose a service that uses non-toxic products. Other options such as hand cleaning usually use harsh chemicals to scour dirty surfaces clean to overcome the lack of elbow grease needed to remove it. Since a pressure wash uses pressurized water to clean, it literally disintegrates dirt on the first contact so it doesn’t need to use corrosive chemicals to do a good job.
Why You Should Hire Professional Power Washers
If it is done well, a pressure wash can make your home look brand new. Done by inexperienced hands, you can lose a window, a few eaves and several coats of paint. That is why homeowners turn to professionals. They treat your home like it’s their own and ensure it is taken care of. So if you are thinking of a DIY approach, consider these benefits of hiring professionals first:
Training and Experience
Hired pressure washers know their job like the back of their hand because they have years of experience under their belt. They know how to use their tools for the best possible results which means they know which settings can suit each job. They also have a thorough understanding of the role of temperature during cleanup and how to avoid risks. In other words, they can no only do a good job, they will ensure safety as well.
Contracted pressure washers have the best equipment that is designed according to their job experience. We are not talking about those untested rigs that can be rented from a hardware store and which do more harm than good. The professionals use equipment that they know can do a great job without doing damage and without delay.
Effective Cleaning Solutions
As a homeowner, you may think soap and water can remove tricky grime, but a professional will tell you otherwise. The solution can do damage if it is used on a surface that cannot stand it and you will be left with nasty looking residues. A professional pressure washing service knows this and only uses soap and water on surfaces that can take it. Their training gives them the knowledge that allows them to determine whether a surface needs a good scrub or a rinse.
In other words, by hiring a power washing service, you can rest easy knowing that your home will look as good as new at the end of each job.
*Do connect with me on Instagram at @DesignTheLifestyleYouDesire for behind the scenes, daily updates, inspiration and more!