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Curb Appeal, Home Improvement

Pressure Washing 101: Five Reasons You Need to Pressure Wash Your Home

With more time being spent at home, there’s never been a better time than this spring to start pressure washing! If you’re new to the world of pressure washing, then here’s a quick rundown of why it’s so important.

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Spring is a busy time of year, not only in nature, but also around our homes. This spring has been one for the record books with many of us spending a lot more time at home. Which also means, it’s the perfect time to tackle a project that is not only necessary, but beneficial to the health of your home; pressure washing. If you’re on the fence as to the benefits of pressure washing, here are the top five reasons why pressure washing is super important and why you should get a jumpstart on it!

 

 

Things to Consider Before Pressure Washing

So, you’ve decided you want, or need, to pressure wash your home. The good news is, you have a couple of options. You can do it yourself or you can hire a professional to do this task for you. Depending on the size and height of your home, as well as how often it’s needed, may influence which route you decide.

Depending on what area you live in in the U.S., some seasons can be really hard on your home. Harsh winters and hot summers can take a toll on any building materials, so be sure to take that into consideration before deciding how often, and when, to pressure wash your home. If you live an area with these harsher climates, try pressure washing your home at least twice a year. More temperate climates can be pressure washed once a year. Late springtime is usually a fan favorite for people to start pressure washing for many reasons: the weather starts to get warmer, pollen has been washed away by rain, and your home will look perfect for summertime entertaining. Pick a sunny day that will give your home a chance to dry out.

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If you do decide to pressure wash your home yourself, be sure to research the best type of nozzle for the job as well as the best cleaning product for your home type. Overall the benefits of pressure washing prove how important this task is to protect the investment of your home and your family.

It Protects the Health of Your Family

Depending on where you live and what surrounds your home, mold and mildew can settle in and on the surfaces outside your home. Mold and mildew are a common irritant for those who suffer from asthma and allergies, so being sure to pressure wash at least twice a year can be beneficial to easing some of those pain points.

Proactive Maintenance

Routinely pressure washing your home prevents the build up of things like mold, mildew, and dirt. If left on the surface of your home, over time this grime can cause your home’s building materials to deteriorate and need to be replaced instead of just repaired. Routine maintenance is key to keeping your home in tip-top shape.

 

Prevents Major Damage

The last thing any homeowner wants is to have major damage to their home. Allowing things to deteriorate on the outside can lead to a breakdown inside the home as well. This can lead to leaks or general rot, which can ultimately cost thousands of dollars. 

Primes Surfaces for Paint

Before any exterior painting project, it is necessary to have a clean surface so as to not trap in any grime. It will also clear off any old paint that is barely hanging on to allow for a smooth surface to paint. 

Improves Curb Appeal

The first impression when someone comes to your home, is going to happen the second they pull up. Taking care of the outside of your home not only looks good, but shows that you genuinely care about the health of your home. Keeping up with exterior maintenance helps to increase your property value and the property value of the neighborhood. All the things that will also help you later down the road should you decide to sell your home. You can’t get buyers inside if they are turned off by the outside. Not to mention, it’s satisfying watching your home transform and look totally brand new after a good pressure wash, right?!

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Brooke has a lifestyle blog called Cribbs Style and currently lives in Charleston, SC. This wife, mom of two almost tweens, and mom of three fur children enjoys all things DIY and organizing. When she’s not helping others tackle the chaos of life, she’s either working out, at the beach, or just enjoying time with family and friends.

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