Pressure washing is a great way to prep your building’s exterior for a new paint job, but there are many other reasons to have exterior elements of your home or business cleaned in this manner.
Pressure Washing Lets You Spruce Up Building Exteriors
If you’re not quite ready for a new paint or siding job or a more complete reno isn’t in the budget right now, pressure washing can help. The high-powered spray cuts through years of dirt and grime to reveal the details of a building’s facade. Professional pressure washers know how to use this power to bring out the true color of walls, refresh windows and siding and get clumped debris from roof and gutter areas, all without damaging existing elements.
A High-Powered Wash Makes for a Healthier Environment
Pressure washers don’t just clear away dirt and dust. They can also remove built-up allergens, such as mold or pollen, to create a healthier area for your family, employees or customers. Regular washing also helps remove debris from areas that can impact the functionality of your building, which leads to better operation of HVAC and filtering units and a healthier indoor environment.
Pressure Washing Doesn’t Rely on Chemicals
While chemicals can be used during pressure washing for certain purposes, such as to treat especially bad mold or mildew issues, it’s rarely necessary for harsh chemicals to factor into the process. Professional pressure washing equipment is so powerful, the only thing required to blast away grime and stains is water. Even if your provider recommends chemicals during the process, numerous biodegradable and organic solutions are available, so you don’t have to worry about the impact on the surrounding environment, children, family or customers.
Regular Washing Helps Fight Deterioration
Finally, periodical pressure washing helps fight deterioration on concrete drive ways, parking lots and sidewalks, as well as wood decks and various wall materials. When dirt and other debris build up on any of these areas, moisture can collect, causing rot. During the winter, trapped moisture can freeze and unfreeze, leading to cracks in concrete or brick. Debris also provide breeding grounds for insects and other pests, and some dirt that collects on structures can even cause surface damage itself. Seasonal washing substantially reduces the likelihood that any of these issues will occur.
Why Hire a Professional?
Hiring a professional to handle pressure washing is one of the best ways to maximize all these benefits. First, professional service providers have access to equipment that most homeowners and small business owners don’t. High-quality equipment makes a difference in the outcome of the wash. Second, professionals are trained to protect your premises while they clean it, which reduces the chance that building exteriors, windows or other elements will be damaged.