6 Reasons for Your House wash
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1. It Prevents Damage
Mold damages painted surfaces and concrete coatings like cool concrete if left unchecked for long periods of time. Mold actually feeds on the paint and finishes, therefore, removing them. Crevices are especially susceptible to the accumulation of dirt, algae, and grime, while mildew and mold thrive in shaded areas and can grow unchecked for years if not properly taken care of. Additionally, our Florida sun beats down harshly year around, discoloring and wearing away outside surfaces. Power washing removes dirt and grime and prevents it from turning into permanent damage.
2. Maintenance Saves Money
Buying a house is an investment that needs to be protected. The price of any sort of maintenance in addition to a mortgage and other bills can seem hefty if you don’t think of it as necessary maintenance that safeguards your initial investment and saves you a lot of money down the road. A little preventative maintenance can go a long way towards keeping your property’s value and avoiding repairs. By making pressure washing a part of your consistent maintenance routine, you can take years off of an older home and keep it looking new for years to come. It’s also the most cost-efficient way to wash your entire exterior. Power washing is a lot less expensive than refinishing or repainting. If you are repainting, however, power washing is a critical first step for getting your house ready.
3. It Primes Surfaces
If you are planning to refinish, resurface, or paint the exterior of your home, pressure washing is the perfect way to prepare and make sure that your existing surface is ready for its new look. By removing all the dirt and grime, you ensure that you have a clean, smooth surface on which to paint. The same goes for re-staining your deck or refinishing your pool – pressure washing first ensures that surfaces will hold on to their new finishes. Any coating you apply on a surface is more likely to fall off if you don’t properly remove old paint, dust, chalk and mildew.
4. Protection for Ourselves + Our Family
Dust and mildew not only affect your home’s appearance but also you and your family’s health. All the dirt, grime, mold and mildew that accumulates on your home’s exterior surfaces can be dangerous. It's important to remove it yearly as it will help keep you and your pets from getting sick.
**More than 20 million adults and 6 million children suffer from seasonal allergies in the U.S. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), some of the most common allergic triggers are pollen, mold spores and dust mites, all of which are washed away by power washing.**
Springtime, when allergens run high, is the perfect time to include your home’s exterior into your spring cleaning. Power washing the exterior can reduce the amount of allergens in and around your home, and reduce the time your family spends coughing, sneezing and with watery eyes. Our soap solution removes allergens, kills algae, COVID-19 and fungus, and protects against harmful bacteria.
5. Restores Curb Appeal
Pressure washing is a restorative process. Your house gets a makeover without you having to spend a lot of money on renovations. By removing years of stains and baked-in dirt, power washing refreshes your house’s look and turns years back on the clock to help your home look brand new. It doesn’t make sense to spend money on landscaping and decorations if your home’s exterior is not part of the effort. No matter the surface, power washing your home is the best way to get rid of mold, mildew and stains on your home, driveway, porch, furniture, lanai, pool cage and fencing. A fresh look is a great way to feel pride in your home and is a way to contribute to your neighborhood’s community.
6. Increase Property Value
If you’re looking to sell, power washing could be the difference between making a sale and not. Your homes exterior will degrade, discolor, and oxide as time passes. Because of this, your property can lose value. Power washing helps a fresh looking paint job take, making it free of peeling and chipping and it helps your home look new on its own. Obviously, a good-looking house is much easier to rent or sell.
According to Consumer Reports, a good pressure washing along with needed paint touch-ups and exterior enhancements can help increase the value of your home by as much as 2-5%.