Things to Keep in Mind Before Power Washing Your Home

Things to Keep in Mind Before Power Washing Your Home
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    You've seen your neighbors doing it, and you've seen how much better their home looks on the outside because of it.

    You've seen countless Before and After videos as well of various items getting a much-needed glow-up with a simple power wash.

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You’re convinced, and so now finally look up “power washing near me” online. Before you get all excited about the prospect of improving your property’s appearance without having to go through the more costly process of renovations, here are some things you should know about it.

Power Washing has Plenty of Benefits

It doesn’t also make your property look good, it also can help you feel good in it. See, power washing is really effective at getting rid of stubborn dust and grime.

More than this, though, it can also remove molds and mildew in otherwise hard-to-reach areas.

Because it’s so easy to do, you can get rid of all these issues at a huge fraction of a time compared to if you were to do it manually.

Among the other benefits of power washing is that it cleans so well that it reveals structural problems that would have otherwise been simply ignored, before they get worse.

At the same time, it also helps prevent the development of new ones.

Protect Other Sections that Don’t Need to be Power Washed

As good as power washing is in general, the fact is that not everything should be power washed. This is because some materials won’t be able to withstand the sheer force of the power washer.

For example, if you want your deck or patio to be deep cleaned with a power wash, make sure to cover any plants or flowers that are on it. Otherwise, they’re going to be blown away by the pressure. Covering them with a tarp should serve as good enough protection while the deck or patio is being power washed.

Outdoor furniture, or nonmetal items and decors, especially glass, must also be removed in the meantime to make sure they’re not broken.

Cleaning Season Matters

As you may very well know by now, winter is hardly the most ideal time to be doing anything with your property. Whether it’s a redesign or renovation of your interior to repainting the exterior or even moving into a new home, winter is simply not the most ideal time for any of these things.

Unsurprisingly, getting your property power washed is another item on that Things to Not Do During Winter list–and for obvious reasons.

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Power wash your deck, and it’s only going to end up frozen. Power wash your roof, and it can lead to further material damage because of the resulting ice sheets. Corners and sections can also end up getting cracks or weep holes, which can later on expand to pose more serious problems for your property.

That said it’s best to schedule your power washing during the warmer months. Mid to late spring should be just about perfect and goes well with the spring cleaning season.

 Leave It to the Pros

You may think it’s going to be more cost-efficient for you to do the power washing on your own, but actually, it might end up costing you more in the long run. Power washing is best left in the hands of professionals because there are potential dangers to it.

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As with any power tools, proper safety gear is required before it can be operated. Heavy-duty gloves, safety goggles, work boots, and noise-canceling headphones are all necessary when power washing.

Applying the proper techniques to certain areas and materials is also important for a successful and safe clean. To avoid injury to yourself, or damage to your property, rely on a power washing professional to complete the job for you correctly and efficiently.

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