As homeowners, we have an array of maintenance tasks that comprise our annual to-do lists, but unfortunately, pressure washing rarely makes the cut. Giving your house a face lift with pressure cleaning is not only an aesthetic endeavor, it’s an important step in maintaining the exterior of your property.
Atlanta’s Paint Doctor utilizes the system as a tool to apply a soft wash and utilizes the pressure behind the system to more efficiently reach hard to access areas of the home. Let’s look at a few of the benefits of pressure cleaning and how they can improve the look, feel and longevity of your home.
Curb appeal is something we all strive to achieve around our homes – trimmed grass, fresh flowers, tidy porches. However, our home’s exterior, patios and driveways become weathered by debris from trees, oil drips from vehicles and a number of other influences. Pressure washing is an ideal solution, and if performed on a semi-annual basis, you can keep your wood siding and concrete surfaces stain free and clean.
Maintaining Your Home
Giving your home a face lift with pressure cleaning not only adds to curb appeal, it should be considered preventative maintenance. Just as you would clean your gutters or fertilize your lawn, pressure cleaning removes agents that can contribute to deterioration and premature aging of the property.
Creating Healthy Space
We’ve all seen mold buildup on covered walkways and steps, as well as dirt and debris buildup around our porches and decks. Unfortunately, this can lead to contamination and create an unhealthy environment for people and pets. Plus, concrete surfaces become slippery when left to mold and grow algae – remove the danger of slipping by giving your home a facelift with pressure cleaning.
Doing it Right
Pressure cleaning can be a messy and long process, especially if you want to do it right. If you have no experience using a pressure washer, it would behoove you to contact a specialist for advice, guidance and answers to your questions.
Some considerations that go into pressure cleaning include selecting the proper nozzle for the job being performed; determining whether or not a detergent is needed, and deciding which is right for your home; as well as establishing the proper work flow and approach to ensure optimal results.
If you’ve never used a pressure washer system before, it would behoove you to contact a professional to explore some of the potential challenges and pitfalls you might face.
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