Power washing your home could seem like overkill if you’re not familiar with the benefits, but in reality, it should be a part of every homeowner’s maintenance routine. Your home’s exterior is exposed to harsh elements all the time. Natural conditions like sun, wind, dirt, ultraviolet rays, insects, birds – not to mention things like acid rain, smoke, pollutants and car exhaust – constantly take a beating on your home and contribute to its soiling, discoloration, and damage.
Power washing is the most effective and efficient way to clean your home’s exterior and safeguard your investment, your time, and your family’s health.
Power Washing Prevents Damage
Moisture and contaminants on your home can permanently damage your exterior if left untreated for too long. 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. 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, the Ohio sun beats down harshly during the summer months, discoloring and wearing away outside surfaces. Power washing removes dirt and grime and prevents it from turning into permanent damage.
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 large but 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 costly 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.
Protects You and Your Family
Contaminants like dust and mildew can not only be affecting your home’s appearance but your family’s health as well. All the dirt, grime, and mildew that accumulates on your home’s exterior surfaces can be dangerous to your health. Removing them yearly with a pressure washing helps 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.
Whether you are putting your home on the market or you are simply looking to improve its exterior, there is a long list of reasons why you should power wash your home. Book an appointment with K & T today.