Power Washing

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.

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Do I Need a Power washing?

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

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.

The Benefits of Power washing

The benefits of power washing are numerous. The foremost advantage is giving your home, sidewalks, and deck a brand new gleam, and thus, making it the envy of the neighborhood. This is also important if you plan on selling the home in the near future, as grimy homes don’t make a great first impression.
Power washing is also a way to increase a home’s value. In a statement released by the National Association of Realtors, power washing all surfaces adds $10,000 to $15,000 to your home, depending on your neighborhood. Although you pay a professional up front, the return on investment is well worth it.
Another perk of power washing is that it only uses a steady stream of water, meaning that it limits the amount of harsh cleaning chemical released onto your home and into the ground. You’ll feel great knowing that your house is clean while also minimizing your carbon footprint.
Perhaps the best overall benefit is how much easier power washing is than any other alternative. Sure, you can buy cleaners, scrub brushes, ladders, and whatever else, but you still have to try to scrub off mildew from the top of a ladder. Not only is it time-consuming, it’s dangerous as well.
If you’re asking yourself whether you need a power washing or had little to no idea what it was prior to this, chances are that you’re due for one in the near future. Make sure to leave it to the professionals at Collegiate Painters. They provide in-home estimates, and before you know it, you’ll have the sharpest house on the block.


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