How Often Should I Power Wash My House?

While everyone loves the look of a freshly-pressure-washed home, it’s not really a daily chore— or even a weekly one. So, how do you know when it’s time for the next power washing? It’s most effective as part of a routine maintenance schedule. But that can mean different things for different households. Generally, the experts recommend pressure washing outdoor surfaces at least once a year, but that can vary for any of the following reasons:

 

You live in a particularly wooded and/or humid area.

While Maryland doesn’t always feel like a rainforest, this summer has been particularly wet. When combined with heat and poor ventilation, these conditions can cause mold, mildew, and other allergens to flourish on (and around) your home’s exterior. Add damp leaves into the mix, thanks to nearby trees, and you’ve got a sizeable mess on your hands. You’ll need to pay close attention to your gutters, too, since recent storms may have dislodged branches or other large debris. At this point, even if you had your home power washed once this year already, you may want to have it looked at again toward the end of this season. Remember, we offer free estimates, so you can get a quality consultation, risk free!

 

Allergies are a big concern in your household.

If you or someone in your family suffers from serious seasonal allergies, or a chronic respiratory condition like asthma, you may need more frequent pressure washing. Pollen, mold, and mildew usually contain microscopic spores that are invisible to the human eye. By the time you start to see the buildup on your siding, it’s already a serious problem. Rather than wait, you can have regular preventative power washing performed to remove the contaminants safely and easily. For these more frequent visits, our soft washing technique is best! Not only does it use less harmful chemicals (that can further agitate allergies), but also it’s a more eco-friendly solution to keep your surrounding landscape safe.

 

You need to spruce up the outside for a something special.

Before you begin an outdoor project, considering bringing Peak Power Wash in first. The pressure washing alone should bright up your exterior, but it’s especially important if you’re planning to paint. A clean surface will help the paint adhere better, which can save you money on supplies and help your new curb appeal last longer. It’s also a good idea when you’re planning to put your home on the market. Or, before a large outdoor event. Actually, some people just prefer more frequent cleanings! So, whether you’ve got a particular project in mind, or you just love the look of a freshly power-washed house, we can help! Give us a call today to get the process started.

 

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Our home power washing and home pressure washing service area includes, but is not limited to: Westminster, Finksburg, Hampstead, Sykesville, Eldersburg, Manchester, New Windsor, Mt Airy, Taneytown, and Woodbine in Carroll County. Ellicott City, Clarksville, Columbia, and Elkridge in Howard County. Reisterstown and Upperco in Baltimore County. New Market, Walkersville, Thurmont, Emmittsburg in Frederick County. Hagerstown, Boonsboro, Smithsburg in Washington County. Other areas include Spring Grove, Gettysburg, Littlestown, Waynesboro, Chambersburg, and Hanover Pennsylvania.