Last week we talked about power washing. You may remember it as pressure washing. They are that same thing actually, same methods and everything, just two different ways to call it. We talked about the benefits of power washing your home. Have you considered it? You should really get your home power washed if you are yet to.
We come again today with more reasons why you need to power wash your home. Based on my experience, it’s sad to say that people care too little about the grime that sticks to their walls. Hopefully, this article will help clear the inhibitions.
All of the dirt outside that accumulates on your vinyl siding, brick walls, and more can be blasted off using a power washer instead of scrubbing for hours. Humidity can lead to mold and mildew and heavy storms with wind and rain can cake on mud, dirt, leaves, and dust onto your home. Birds, harsh sunlight, and insects can all cause cleanliness problems as well. Simply living in an area with a lot of trees and other plants can lead to a frequent need for power washing, as do areas of high pollution or smoke from BBQ grills.
Plan your power washing accordingly. If there is no structural damage from the mold or mildew, it may be wise to wait out a rainy or snowy season. If you know the cause of your dirt and grime, put it off until the cause has worn down (like avoid doing it when leaves are falling and changing or during high winds). Save this task for mild weather with sunshine. This will promote drying and it will further the need for washing between visits.
At Arizona Window Washers, we recommend washing between once and twice a year, with considering repainting or replacing siding every 7 years. Proper washing can decrease damage done to your property (house, deck, fences, and more) and increase the value of your home while keeping residents safer and healthier. Many people have respiratory problems related to soot, mold, milder, and more, so just like it’s necessary to clean the interior, the exterior does best at protecting you and your loved ones from the ravages of nature. Some waxes or additives can reduce the need for cleaning in the future or protect surfaces from other damaging elements.
There are some reservations people have about power washing, but many of those problems are easily avoided with proper knowledge of the equipment, procedures, and chemicals involved. Water can be forced into cracks or crevices of wood and stone, causing some problems but most of them can be avoided or remedied.
Moreover, power/pressure washing can be used to remove graffiti from walls. That’s right, you don’t have to endure that graffiti much longer. Pressure washing can also remove oil paint. Basically, anything that’s not supposed to be on your walls can be removed by pressure washing.