Power Washing has a lot of benefits that get overlooked. Many homeowners power wash because the outside of the home or other property looks dirty and, of course, they want to get it clean. However, there are lots of other benefits to power washing besides aesthetics. The contaminants that are washed off of things like siding, roofs, decks, and even concrete do more than just make the surfaces look visually unappealing.
It can seem like a daunting task to homeowners who aren’t used to the service, but having the outside power washed should be part of a normal household cleaning routine.
#1 – Power Washing Prevents Damage to Surfaces
Mold can cause serious damage to painted surfaces and even concrete if left uncleaned for a long period of time. This damage increases during the dampness that comes with winter time. Mold actually feeds off of the paint and finishes so leaving it sit without taking care of this means you’re literally feeding the mold with the paint on whatever it’s sitting on.
You have to be especially careful with small crevices. They’re more susceptible to accumulating dirt, algae, and grime. This contaminants can grow for years if left unchecked.
#2 – A Good First Step Towards Painting and Staining
Power washing is often the first step when you’re repainting surfaces or staining a deck. It’s a great way to make sure your existing surface is ready for the new look. When you remove all of the dirt and grime, you’re allowing the new coat or stain to fully adhere the way it’s supposed to. You should always make sure you have a clean, smooth surface when you’re painting or staining. If you don’t, anything that you apply is more likely to fall off.
#3 – Pressure Washing can Save Money
When you buy a home, you’re making a huge investment that needs to be protected. Just like any other type of maintenance, keeping up on it can save you a lot of money in the long run. By making pressure washing part of your routine, you can even refresh an older home and make it look newer than it is.
Power washing is so much less expensive than refinishing a deck or repainting a house.
#4 – Power Washing protects you and your family’s health
Not only do contaminants affect your home’s aesthetics, they can really affect your health as well. Dust, mold, and mildew can be very dangerous. Not only can they irritate allergies, they can make you sick if you’re exposed to them over time. Pressure washing to remove them every year can help keep you, your family, and your pets from getting sick.
The spring is the perfect time to introduce power washing into your yearly maintenance routine. This is the time when allergens run the highest. Our detergent solution removes allergens, kills algae and fungi, and protects against other harmful contaminants.
#5 – Environmentally Friendly
Lots of people think that the detergents used are harmful to the environment. Fortunately, the solutions that we use are gentle for your family and environmentally friendly as well. We feel like it’s important not to clean contaminants with more contaminants. All of our pressure washing solutions and techniques are also safe for your grass, plants, and other greenery around your home.
#6 – Power Washing Saves Time
Power Washing can be a very efficient way of cleaning the exterior of your home. Instead of going the traditional route and hand scrubbing everything (how tiring!), power washing is a great way to get things clean and save time and energy.
You time is very valuable. Letting professionals power washing your home means that you’re saving both time and energy. You can also be sure that you’re getting a good clean.
Make These Benefits Work For You Today
When you’re ready to take the plunge and clean the exterior of your home, give us a call. We here at EcoTek Power Wash are here to bring our expertise to help.