Most of the parts of your home's exterior and other outside items won't be shielded from the things that can dirty them. Power washing is a great tool that you can use to clean and prevent future damage in many cases. Here are examples of how residential power washing can prevent the need for extra care, maintenance, and repairs:
The exterior of the home itself can be kept in better shape
Dirt, mud, animal urine, mildew, moss, and even mold can accumulate on your home. It can be:
- On any and all areas of the roof
- In the rain gutters
- Along the window frames
- Along the door frames
- On the siding
- On the porch
- On the patio
- Along the foundation near the bottom of the house
An easy way for you to have all of these things cleaned off the home is to hire someone to come out and just power wash everything.
The concrete and asphalt can look better and stay in better shape
Concrete walkways, pool decks, and porches can get dirty fast just due to dirt and other debris getting blown or getting tracked on them when people and animals walk on them. The asphalt of the driveway will get dirty just like the concrete, but it has additional threats. The driveway gets a lot of different types of oil dripped on it. The oil can cause the asphalt to soften, and when it becomes softer, it can become damaged. This is one of the ways that potholes are created. If you have these areas power washed, then they will look a lot cleaner and you can prevent damage.
The outside furniture and equipment can also be power washed
Everything left outside will be left in a place where it will get dirty. This includes things like:
- The kids' treehouse
- The kids' swing set
- The porch swing
- The landscape elements like boulders or statues
- The outside furniture
- The canopies
Having someone come out to power wash can include having them also tend to all these things. Making them all look clean is one of the most obvious benefits, but it can also help many last longer. For example, if you ignore the condition of the canopies, then you will likely need to replace them soon. The fencing is a good example of how power washing can help things to not need as much maintenance because a fence that gets cleaned won't need to be repainted as often.