The general rule of thumb when it comes to power washing frequency is once a year, especially when it comes to decks and siding– an annual pressurized bath keeps your home’s exterior features looking sharp. But there are certain times of year that are a far sight more convenient than others, and some occasions that might dictate your exact timing. Here are six occasions to schedule a power wash.
The Onset of Summer
Warm weather means everyone is spending more time outside, especially as spring allergy season ends. Get your siding, deck, fencing, porch, garden shed, masonry, pool deck, swing set, etc. looking its best just in time for summer by scheduling a power wash.
Then End of Allergy Season
Speaking of summer, those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies are rejoicing as pollen levels finally shrink and we can step outside again without sneezing! A good power wash will thoroughly cleanse your property’s hardscape surfaces of pollen buildup and remove any mold or mildew that’s crept in as well.
If you’re someone who likes to get all their big home maintenance jobs done in one big push, getting the annual power wash out of the way is a great idea. Give your household a fresh, clean start to the new season while the air is warm but before the sun gets too hot!
Whether you’re planning your yearly Independence Day barbecue or celebrating a graduation, ambiance is everything– and that includes the appearance of your deck, siding, fencing, pool, or patio. Give your guests a sparkling clean place to celebrate and enjoy the festivities without mildew stains or gritty planks marring your carefully placed decorations.
Before Planting a Garden
If you’ve read our post about what to do before a power wash, then you know the importance of keeping the area clear of obstacles so the workers can do their job as safely and efficiently as possible. This includes garden decorations and even plants– if your greenery is too close to the siding or deck being washed, there’s a risk of damage due to the pressurized water. It’s a good idea to wait until after your annual power wash to start indulging your green thumb just in case.
After a Warm, Damp Spring
Mold– and therefore mildew– needs three main things in order to grow: warmth, darkness, and moisture. If you’ve got some concrete and other hardscape surfaces around your property that don’t get a lot of sunlight– think storm drains or nooks and crannies in your home’s siding– mold and mildew will probably have a field day during a warm, wet spring. Luckily, a thorough power wash will blast that growth right away and leave your home’s exterior more pristine than ever!
Ready For a Power Wash?
Well now that you are aware of six occasions to schedule a power wash, reach out to us today! Peak Power Wash has been offering power washing services to the Carroll, Baltimore, Howard, and Frederick county areas of Maryland (as well as York and Adams counties of Pennsylvania) since 1998. We are a family-owned-and-operated business based in Westminster, Maryland that prides itself in quality workmanship and customer satisfaction above all else. If it’s time for your home’s exterior to get a good cleaning, give us a call at 443-686-WASH (9274) or fill out our quick online form here for a free estimate. We look forward to working with you!