The 6 Benefits of Pressure Washing Your Home

6 Benefits of Pressure Washing Your Home

The exterior of your home has to stand up to the elements. Here in the Chesapeake region, we experience moist humid summers, which create the perfect environment for mold and mildew. Conversely, our winters can be frigid and windy causing paint to peel and chip. Over the course of a single year, the outside of your house can accumulate quite a bit of dirt and grime. The best way to battle these issues is with an annual pressure washing. Pressure washing works great on:

  • Fences
  • Garage Doors
  • Outdoor Grills
  • Driveways and Walkways
  • Patios and Decks
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Swimming Pools

Here are some of the benefits of pressure washing your home.

#1 – Improves Curb Appeal

Every spring and summer you may spend time cleaning your flowerbeds and grooming your landscaping. But what about your dirty and stained walkways, porches, or siding? Pressure washing will spruce up your exterior and add that extra bit of curb appeal. This is especially true if you are planning on selling your home. Surprise and delight friends, family, or potential buyers with a sparkling clean exterior.

#2 – Increases the Value of Your Home

According to Consumer Reports a good pressure washing coupled with paint touch-ups, plus siding or brick replacements can help increase the value of your home. Considering putting your house on the market? There are many updates that are crucial when it comes time to sell your home, and power washing could help complete these.

#3 – Preventative Maintenance

Regular pressure washing prevents excess grime and mildew build-up, which if left alone can deteriorate trim and other wood elements of your home. When you keep it clean and mildew-free you will not have to replace rotted wood or chipped paint or premature aging.

#4: Remove Cobwebs and Spiders

You may notice excessive bugs and spiders, in the eves or your home, especially during the summer. Consider the corners and under banisters are perfect hiding places for these creepy crawlies. Whether the spiders are dangerous or not, you probably would rather they not inhabit your space.

#5 – Protects Against Harmful Bacteria

All the dirt, mold, grime, mildew and other bacteria lurking around your home can be harmful to those who are sensitive or have allergies.  Annual pressure washing ensures the removal of these contaminants, therefore keeping your family and pets safe and from getting sick.

#6 Prepares Surfaces

Pressure washing is the best way to prepare surfaces for painting or staining or refinishing. Whether you would like to update your deck, paint your home, or refinish your pool. It removes any loose dirt or debris to ensure a proper finish.

While you can rent or buy your own pressure washer, there are plenty of reasons to hire a professional to take care of this task for you. For example, one reason is that you run the risk of accidentally using the wrong pressure and causing damage. Also, do you really want to spend a weekend doing this when you could be out with your family or friends enjoying a good time? There are so many benefits of pressure washing! Contact Maid Healthy today. Our team of qualified professionals will ensure your home is clean in an efficient and safe manner. Schedule your appointment and let us take care of your home!