If you aren’t aware of the advantages, power washing your home may seem to be an unnecessary expense, but it should be part of any homeowner’s maintenance routine.
The exterior of your home is constantly exposed to harsh elements; that is its work! Natural elements such as the sun, wind, dirt, ultraviolet rays, insects, and birds – not to mention acid rain, smoke, contaminants, and car exhaust – constantly wreak havoc on your house, causing soiling, discoloration, and destruction.
Power washing your home’s exterior is the most convenient and reliable way to protect your investment, your time, and your family’s health.
#1 – DAMAGE IS PREVENTED BY POWER WASHING
Moisture can cause significant damage and stains to your home’s exterior surfaces during the winter. Allowing grime to remain on your surfaces or stains to sit for long periods of time may cause permanent harm. If mold is allowed to grow unchecked for an extended period of time, it can damage painted surfaces and concrete coatings such as cool concrete. Mold feeds on the paint and finishes, causing them to peel away.
Dirt, algae, and grime collect in crevices particularly easily, while mildew and mold flourish in shaded areas and can grow unchecked for years if not properly cared for.
Furthermore, the Missouri sun shines brightly, discoloring and wearing away outside surfaces. Power washing removes dirt and grime from surfaces, preventing permanent damage.
#2 – MONEY IS SAVED BY MAINTENANCE.
Buying a house is an investment that needs to be protected. The price of any sort of maintenance in addition to a mortgage and other bills can seem hefty if you don’t think of it as necessary maintenance that safeguards your initial investment and saves you a lot of money down the road. A little preventative maintenance can go a long way towards keeping your property’s value and avoiding costly repairs. By making pressure washing a part of your consistent maintenance routine, you can take years off of an older home and keep it looking new for years to come. It’s also the most cost-efficient way to wash your entire exterior.
Plus, power washing is actually a lot less expensive than refinishing or repainting. If you are repainting, however, power washing is a critical first step for getting your house ready.
#3 – POWER WASHING PRIMES SURFACES
If you want to refinish, resurface, or paint your home’s exterior, pressure washing is an excellent way to prepare and ensure that your current surface is ready for the new look. You’ll have a nice, clean surface to paint on if you remove all of the dirt and grime. Re-staining your deck or refinishing your pool is the same way – pressure washing first ensures the surfaces retain their fresh finishes. If you don’t properly clean old paint, dust, chalk, and mildew from a surface, any coating you add will be more likely to fall off.
#4 – PROTECTS THE HEALTH OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Dust and mildew may have a negative impact on not only the appearance of your home, but also the health of your family. Any of the dirt, grime, and mildew that collects on the exterior surfaces of your home can be hazardous. Using a pressure washer to remove them once a year helps keep you and your pets healthy.
Seasonal allergies affect more than 20 million adults and 6 million children in the United States. Pollen, mold spores, and dust mites are some of the most common allergic causes, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), all of which are washed away by power washing.
When allergens are at their peak in the spring, it’s a good idea to include your home’s exterior in your spring cleaning. Power washing the outside of your house will help minimize the amount of allergens in and around your home, as well as the amount of time your family spends coughing, sneezing, and having watery eyes. Allergens are removed, algae and fungi are killed, and harmful bacteria are protected with our soap solution.