After years of neglect, a long winter, or a lengthy rainy season, grime builds up on and around your home. Sidewalks, patios, decks, and siding all need a good cleaning. However, using just a broom, brush, or hose isn’t always enough to make your home look brand new. Therefore, many homeowners turn to power washing to give their house a fresh appearance. Here’s a short guide to see if you need a good power washing and the benefits of it.
This can be fairly obvious, but for new homeowners it’s a great question. The simple power of observation alerts you to whether or not you should power wash around your house. Typically, siding starts to look dingy and turns either a black or greenish color. Sidewalks and decks also start to lose their color and begin to appear old or darkened. If either of these is the case, then power washing is a necessity. Remember that along with a clean look, it also keeps your gutters and downspouts free of debris, which helps save on costly repairs that happen when these are clogged.
The best time to power wash is generally in the late spring, once freezing temperatures disappear. Early summer is also a great time to power wash, especially if you’re doing it yourself, as no one wants to power wash when it’s a hundred degrees outside. After that, figure on power washing around the home one to two times a year. In more humid climates, power washing twice a year is almost a necessity.
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