pressure washing

1: Prevents Damage

What harm can some grime and moss do to a house? It turns out… a lot. Dirt, moss, grime, and other substances that build up on your building or outdoor items can eat away at surfaces, causing corrosion. They not only damage paint, concrete sealant, and other surface coatings, they can actually cause damage to the materials underneath, like your vinyl siding or the wood of your deck.

2: Saves Money

Having your home or business washed on a regular basis is far less expensive than repairing the damage that can result from letting the dirt and grime build up. Pressure washing is preventative maintenance, and you know what they say: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

3: Saves Time and Energy

Your time is precious, so this is a significant benefit. You may be convinced that cleaning your building’s exterior is important, but why should you use pressure washing in particular? The amount of time and effort you save with a pressure washer, instead of trying to clean your items or buildings manually, is truly impressive.

4: Cleaner is Safer

We all know that good hygiene is important to maintaining our health, but many people don’t realize that the cleanliness of exterior surfaces around our homes and workplaces can also have a direct impact on the health and safety of our families, employees, and even our pets.

Dirt and grime build-up provides the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and vermin, which are notorious for carrying disease. And, if the damage is allowed to spread, it can leave the interior of your building vulnerable to spores that can cause illness.

5: Boosts Your Curb Appeal

We’ve explained that pressure washing isn’t all about appearances by any means, but it definitely bears mentioning that it can have a dramatic effect on the look of your home and business.

If you have a brick pathway covered in moss and dirt, or siding that’s covered in grime, you might not even know what color they truly are until after they get a good wash. They’ll literally be looking brand new again, which boosts your curb appeal considerably.

Curb appeal is important for homes, but it’s doubly important for businesses—fair or not, a lot of people will judge the quality of your goods or services by the appearance of your building, so boosting the curb appeal of your commercial property can actually increase your business.

6: Increases the Value of Your Home

If you’re thinking of selling your home, you’re probably looking for ways to increase its value. Pressurized washing is an inexpensive and effective way to do just that. When prospective buyers show up and see a thick coating of dirt on everything, they assume the home is in poor shape and not worth much. But if the first thing they see is clean, gleaming surfaces that look brand new, they’ll have no reason to suspect that your home is worth less than top dollar.

7: Primes Surfaces for Renovation

Considering sprucing up your building with a new coat of paint, or a more drastic change like new siding or even an addition? Before you start renovations on the exterior of your home or business, it’s a good idea to get it washed first.

As you know, you can’t just slap paint down on a dirty surface. Besides basic cleaning, pressurized washing is also capable of removing loose or peeling paint as well, leaving you with a smooth, primed surface to work on.

WHY YOU SHOULD LET THE PROS HANDLE PRESSURE WASHING

9: Access to the Correct Equipment

Chances are, you don’t have a pressure washer just lying around ready to use. Sure, you could rent one, but that’s an expensive hassle and also very time-consuming. You’d have to find one to rent, pick it up, learn the basics of using it, complete your task, fill it back up with gas, and return it—all within one business day if you don’t want to incur extra charges.

10: Environmentally Friendly

Pressure washing has the potential to be hard on the environment for a couple of reasons: it uses a lot of water, it can involve soap and other cleaning chemicals that aren’t good for the soil, and it can rinse grime, grease, and other pollutants onto the ground or into the sewer.

11: Avoid Damage to Surfaces

Though pressure washing is a key way to prevent damage from grime and dirt build-up, pressure washers themselves can actually cause damage to surfaces if the user is inexperienced. This is because pressure washers are capable of a range of pressures and you’ll need to know the correct settings to use on the material you’re washing or you could cause scratches, chips, or even worse with the washer itself.

12: Avoid Injuring Yourself

While the amount of pressure that comes out of a pressure washer is great for surfaces, it’s not pleasant applied to human flesh. Accidentally hitting yourself with the jet from a pressure washer can cause serious, gruesome injuries—not the kind of thing you want to risk. There’s also the possibility of slipping and hurting yourself, or falling from a ladder while trying to reach difficult spots. An experienced pro knows what to do to keep both themselves and you safe from harm.