Power washing is an effective cleaning technique that can help improve the overall look of your home. It also offers key health benefits.
Here are the five biggest benefits you can receive from power washing:
1. Increase the Value of Your Home
Power washing is one of the first recommendations made by the National Association of Realtors to increase your home’s curb appeal. When a house looks more attractive, people will be more likely to view it. Additionally, a power wash can be a worthwhile investment that can add $10,000 to $15,000 onto the price tag of your home. However, if you do decide to power wash your home, consider hiring a professional to avoid causing structural or water damage to your home.
2. Prevent Damage
Power washing your home gets rid of harmful contaminants that can damage your home. Grime left over from moisture can cause permanent damage to your home. Dirt and algae can form in the crevices of your home’s exterior. Mold can attach to painted and finished surfaces, eventually penetrating your home. Mildew may grow for years in a home if left unchecked. Power washing can remove these contaminants from your home and prevent them from causing permanent damage to your home.
Additionally, power washing can help eliminate rot by cleaning surfaces that may deteriorate if they are not washed, such as brick. Regularly washing walls, windows, gutters, roofs, and driveways can help maintain your property and avoid the need for expensive repairs.
3. Prime Surfaces
Power washing can help create a pristine foundation by removing dirt, grime, and unflattering stains. If you plan to paint, refinish, or resurface your home’s exterior, power washing can be a perfect complement and ensure that your paint job will better hold onto the new finish. The same is true for decks and other exterior surfaces. According to Consumer Reports, enhancing your home’s exterior by power washing, painting, and making other small changes can boost the sale price of your home by 2 to 5%.
4. Eliminate Mold, Mildew, and Other Contaminants
Mold and mildew grow in moist, shady areas and are more prevalent in humid climates. They can then infiltrate the home through openings such as doors, windows, and cracks and become dangerous airborne contaminants. Power washing can eliminate mold, mildew, and airborne contaminants.
5. Protect the Health of Your Family
In addition to eliminating mold and mildew, power washing can also help you remove dangerous allergens from your property. The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology reports that more than 20 million U.S. adults and 6 million children suffer from seasonal allergies. The most common allergic triggers include pollen, mold spores, and dust mites, all of which can be eliminated from a home’s exterior by power washing.
Take Advantage of All the Benefits of Power Washing
These are just a few of the many benefits that power washing can provide to your home. Find out more by calling C&S Pressure Cleaning at (305) 905-4791 or contacting us through our online contact form.