The Benefits of Power Washing

The Benefits of Power Washing

Power washing your home exterior has many benefits. It eliminates mold and algae, prevents damage, saves time and money, and boosts curb appeal. Here are some reasons to hop on board.

Mold & Algae Buildup

If you see green on your home’s siding, or dark spots that seem to be spreading, it’s time for a power washing. Mold or algae may be growing on the surface. Nearby, overgrown vegetation is usually to blame. Pressure washing can permanently eliminate the substances. A DIY cleaning may not be as effective.

Power Washing Prevents Damage

Power washing protects your home from damage. Substances that build up on a home exterior can result in stains and damage. Mold, mildew, and algae can deteriorate siding over time. Once coatings break down, the material underneath is at risk. Power washing cleans surfaces and gets into tight spaces a DIYer might miss.

Improves Curb Appeal

A clean home with a nice exterior appearance attracts attention. This is key if you are planning to sell your home. Keeping up with the exterior of your dwelling increases the value of your property. A brick sidewalk covered in moss, or siding coated with grime, will look brand new after a good power washing. It’s amazing what a visual difference pressure washing can make.

Power Washing Saves Time & Money

Using a pressure washer will save time and energy. Scrubbing yourself with a bucket full of soap and water is labor intensive and can take days. A pressure washer will do the cleaning quickly and effectively. Untreated contaminants can damage your home over time and repairs can be costly. Pressure washing once or twice a year will save money in the long run.

Power Washing Health Benefits

Airborne contaminants can cause health issues if they get inside your home. Power washing removes pollen buildup, mold spores, and dust mites that trigger allergies. It also eliminates pests and their droppings that can discolor surfaces. A deep cleaning also reveals holes or gaps that bugs can enter.

Power Washing Preps Surfaces

You’ll need a sparkling clean surface if you want to apply a fresh coat of paint or stain. You don’t want to cover up old, peeling paint or caked on dirt and grime. Remove all the stuck-on particles first. Start with a clean surface. 

Professional Versus DIY Pressure Washing

There are several reasons why power washing is best left to the professionals. First of all, they have access to the proper equipment. You can rent one yourself, but you will need to learn how to use it and complete your task in a day. A professional will take measures to protect the environment and avoid damage to surfaces. A person who is inexperienced can easily cause damage or seriously injure themselves if proper settings aren’t used.  

Turn to Us for Your Power Washing Needs

If you are ready to spruce up your outdoor space, the professionals at Peak Power Wash can help. We can clean your home exterior or tackle your deck, fence, sidewalk, or driveway. We use a technique called “soft wash”, which uses a much lower amount of pressure and reduces potential harm to surfaces. Contact us at 443-686-WASH or visit our website to request a free estimate.



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