You’re probably fully aware that the outside of your home is constantly exposed to harsh elements. On a daily basis not just natural elements but also man-made ones attack the surfaces causing them to degrade, discolor, oxidize, or chalk overtime. As a result your property will lose value and it won’t look as good as it did when you first got it.
Some of the worst natural elements include ultraviolet light rays, wind, rain, dirt, and grime. Nature also takes a toll with insects, birds, spiders, wild winds, mold, mildew, and tree sap also leaving their mark on your house.
But wait, there’s more! There are man-made marks such as pollutions, car exhaust, acid rain, and even smoke from your barbeque can cause the outside of your home to need a little t-l-c.
You will notice over time, if you haven’t power washed your house before, that these natural and man-made materials will accumulate and make your house look like a down right mess. Worse yet, if you leave it too long, you’ll destroy the long-term beauty of your property dramatically, resulting in the loss of value on your home.
Let’s go into the benefits of power washing your house:
It will help uphold the value of your property.
Pressure washing is considered one of the most affordable ways to maintain or increase the value of your property. According to the National Association of Realtors, a pressure washed house will increase your property value by $10,000-$15,000. That’s not bad!
It will maintain the beauty of your home.
If you’re looking at selling your home in the near future then increasing the curb appeal by power washing it will definitely increase interest and make great first impressions. Your house will look very attractive without any mildew and mold which would possibly increase the number of people putting in offers.
Remove spiders and cobwebs around the house.
You might notice cobwebs accumulating around windows, under eaves, and any other corner where it is likely to catch some juicy bugs. A good pressure cleaning will remove all spiders and cobwebs from the exterior of your home. Even if your spiders are not a hazard to humans, it's never a nice feeling to walk through a cobweb that sticks to your face and hair.
You will feel good and more proud about your house.
Feeling great about the house you live in will make you overall feel happier about your life and what you’ve achieved. Having a cleaned, well-maintained house dramatically increases your mood and the way you feel about yourself.
Prevent your house from losing value and aging.
If you leave your house go too long without getting power washed, it could require a lot of elbow grease and extra money to bring it back to its glory days. Alternatively, you could regularly power wash and save money long term. It will be easier to maintain the property value plus you get to reap the benefits of having a clean home exterior.
Depending on where you live will determine how often you should power wash your home's exterior. If you live in a humid environment, you will want to, at minimum, power wash yearly. If you live in a colder environment where you experience little to no snow, then you can afford to have it done biannually. There are many other factors to consider how regularly you should get it done.
Protect your family’s health.
If you let power washing go undone too long, then the exposure to mildew, mold, dirt, and algae can affect your family’s good health. The longer it sits there, the more potential life threatening it is for your family. It’s not a bad idea to regularly pressure wash your driveway, porch, patio, roof, and walkway for these reasons.
Pressure washing your home is only one element to cleaning your house. Here at All Painting and Pressure Washing we also provide soft pressure washing for areas that require extra loving care, such as painted timber or other fragile parts.
So whether you’re thinking of selling a property or cleaning your house for preventative measures it is worth giving your home a thorough clean externally to maximize the sale price or the longevity and personal enjoyment of your home.