Exterior house washing might seem like a luxury rather than a part of routine maintenance. Once homeowners understand the practical benefits of the service, they will change their minds.
The exterior of the home is continuously exposed to harsh elements, such as sun, dirt, wind, insects, acid rain, smoke, and bird droppings.
There’s not much homeowners can do to prevent sun or wind damage, but they can minimize the impact of the other elements on that list by washing their homes regularly.
The Benefits of Exterior Washing
Prevents Further Damage
Moisture may cause rust and other stains that are difficult to remove from the exterior. When residents allow grime to cling to the surface, the stains are more likely to set. Once the stains become permanent, it may become necessary to repaint the home.
More importantly, mold and moss may gain a foothold in the grime. Mold, even when it’s not toxic, is dangerous and can damage the finish of paint and concrete.
Maintenance Saves You Money
Regularly washing the walls removes contaminants that may damage them. The walls look fresher and cleaner, so residents don’t have to renovate as often. Washing is far cheaper than repainting or refinishing a home.
Primes the Surface
For homeowners preparing to renovate the exterior, power washing it beforehand removes any traces of dirt, making it possible for the new finish or paint to achieve a clean bond.
Safeguards the Resident’s Health
Toxic mold spores and mildew are as dangerous on the outside of a home as on the inside. Opening a window on a windy day is all the spores need to travel into the house and cause illness.
Allergens like pollen and dust mites may also linger on the unwashed walls of the home. Pressure cleaning removes the allergens and allows them to dissipate safely into the ground.
It’s Better for the Environment
Shooting out water under high pressure is a highly effective cleaner by itself. Professional cleaners may use cleaners to remove stubborn stains, but they’ll use less than conventional methods.
Washing each exterior wall with soapy water and a scrubbing brush is time-consuming. What takes homeowners hours by hand takes professionals minutes with a pressure washer.
Improves Curb Appeal
The home looks clean, renewed, and may even appear as if you repainted the exterior. Pressure washing is also highly effective at removing stains, mold, and mildew on:
- Paved areas
Improves Property Value
Property buyers look for signs that the homeowner has cared for their property. When buyers see dirty paint, mold, or algae, they might interpret it as a sign that maintenance is lacking. The exterior’s appearance will set the tone for the rest of the property, leading to a higher offer.
Schedule Your Exterior House Washing Services Today
Contact the professional As New Again Pressure Washing in Jacksonville, FL today to obtain your free estimate. They’ll assess the situation and recommend the correct course of pressure and soft washing techniques.