One of the most vital tasks in keeping a home looking presentable to the neighborhood is maintaining its outer appearance. This process entails cleaning the exterior of the house as well as the driveway, patio, and any additional structures that add to the beauty of your home.
Over time, nature tends to leave its mark on your residence. This mark often takes the form of mold mildew, dirt, or other unappealing grime that takes away from the luster of your home. While this is a part of home ownership that no one likes to acknowledge, there comes a time when you must choose between one of two options: clean the surfaces of the affected areas or ignore them.
Is Pressure Washing Necessary?
Whether you need to resort to pressure washing the surfaces on the outside of your home is debatable. Often, the most significant consequence of leaving your surfaces uncleaned is the unwelcoming appearance that resonates with your home. In more serious cases, though, mold and mildew buildup can spread throughout your property and into your home if left untreated.
In short, resorting to pressure washing is not necessarily the answer in every case. Depending on the extent of grime buildup as well as the severity of the type of grime in question (whether there are adverse health effects with exposure to it), simply hosing down and scrubbing the area might be sufficient.
If you use this method, though, you can expect to spend more time and resources cleaning the areas than you would with a pressure washer. Keep in mind that if you resort to pressure washing, you can expect the trim on your house or garage to retain a glossier, “newer” look. The can be said for wood patios, aluminum sheds, or concrete driveways.
Power washing provides a thorough cleanliness that simple scrubbing and rinsing can’t. Keeping up the appearance of your home using basic cleaning methods often requires you to perform them regularly. Minnesota weather is known to be erratic, making it more likely that you’ll need to clean water and dirt stains from your home and driveway more frequently.
While cleaning up the immediate damage after a thunderstorm or extraordinarily windy weather is simple enough, it can leave a lasting effect on the appearance of the affected areas. Spraying off clumps of dirt and plant debris shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes or so. Over time, though, recurring instances of these weather patterns can cause staining that ordinary cleaning methods won’t remove.
Make Power Washing a Routine, but Not a Frequent One
Needless to say, there’s no reason that anyone should have to power wash the surfaces outside their home every time they get dirty. However, a good indicator to look for is when there are noticeable hints of muck that aren’t removable. This dirtiness is usually the result of recurring filth in the same spot over time. When you notice this pattern in more than one surface, it may very well be time for a power washing.
It’s natural for this pattern to take place around the average home. In fact, subtle residue most likely won’t be noticeable to your neighbors unless you allow it to build up for years on end. To keep your surfaces looking pristine, a power washing should take place every year or so.
While you can invest a fortune in a quality power-washer, there is a good chance that you won’t need to use it very often. To save money and energy while ensuring a top-quality power washing job, Power Washing Professionals at Clean and Clear can take care of it for you. We make sure that the job is done properly and that your structures and driveway are left looking spick and span.
While we don’t expect that you’ll need a wash every week or so, it is always a good idea to keep one in mind when you notice unwavering dirt and grime around the outer surfaces of your home. This cleaning technique will keep your outside surfaces looking beautiful for the neighborhood while preventing future dirt buildups from becoming permanent.
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