By now, there is most likely a yellow haze surrounding your home. Pollen has arrived with the warm weather, and it has covered every surface of your house from your deck to your roof.
Trying to wipe it down with a rag or wash it away with an average garden hose just won’t cut it. You’ll just be left with a bigger mess than you started with. Only a good pressure washing is able to take care of this eyesore.
Make Pressure Washing a Spring Cleaning Priority
You’ve wiped down your baseboards, reorganized your pantry, and have finally thrown away that pile of junk mail accumulating on your desk. Most of the to-do’s on your Spring Cleaning checklist have been crossed off, but something still feels incomplete.
Pressure washing is the perfect finishing touch to make your home truly shine. Along with adding curb appeal to your home, there are many other benefits to pressure washing your house.
Increase Your House’s Value
The National Association of Realtors reported that pressure washing can contribute to a “50% return on investment, potentially adding $10,000 to $15,000 on the sale price.” This added curb appeal may be the only extra touch needed to put that “SOLD” sign in your yard.
Even if you’re not planning to sell your home in the near future, it is an investment in your house you cannot pass up.
Protect Your Family’s Health
Though the accumulating yellow pollen is the most visible allergen, it’s not the only potential hazard to your family’s health. Dirt, mildew, mold, and even algae can grow and accumulate in the tiniest nooks and crannies. Allowing these contaminating substances to sit for long periods of time isn’t doing your family any favors.
Pressure washers are able to clean even the smallest cracks. This removes all harmful allergens from your home, allowing you and your family to breathe easily.
Prevent Larger Issues
Regular pressure washings can prevent many of the issues homeowners dread facing. These include issues such as rot, decay, and premature aging.
If you live in a cold, dry area, you can get away with pressure washing your house once every two years. However, if you live in a more humid environment, then you will need to power wash your home annually. This can extend the life of your siding, brick, and deck, which will let you enjoy them for a longer period of time.
Give Other Areas a Deep Clean
Siding, brick, and driveways aren’t the only areas that can benefit from a good power wash. Your patio or deck, any concrete surface, and even your outdoor furniture can profit from this spring cleaning task. You’ll think you have a brand new porch once the task is completed!
Consider Calling a Professional
While pressure washing can be a DIY job, it may be best to call in a professional. You’ll want to ask yourself several questions before you make a decision as certain jobs require specific chemicals and supplies that are not readily available to the average consumer. Also, operating a rented machine comes with inherent dangers
Regardless of whether you do the job yourself or hire a professional, you now understand why power washing should sit at the top of you spring cleaning list.