The Power of Power Washing: What It Can Do for Your Home

calander Apr 8 , 2021 user-iconAnderson Painting
Power washer cleaning a home's siding

Spring cleaning is on the minds of many homeowners these days, yours included, perhaps. When it comes to this seasonal ritual, most people focus on what’s inside their home. And while it’s important to keep your space organized, dust those surfaces, and scrub those walls every now and then, your home’s exterior deserves attention, too. Perhaps the easiest way to include your home’s exterior in your spring cleaning regimen is via power washing. This cleaning method is quick and effective when performed properly and with safety in mind -- this is one of our specialties at Anderson Painting. Here’s what proper power washing can do for your home.

How Power Washing Helps Your Home

Increase Curb Appeal and Value

If it’s been a while since the last time you washed your home’s exterior (or if you’ve never done so), you might lose sight of just how much better a fresh exterior looks. When enough dirt, dust, and grime accumulate on your siding, it can discolor, stain, and cover up your home’s underlying appearance. Power washing your home efficiently blasts away this ugly residue, revealing the true, pure appearance of your home’s exterior. You’ll be much happier looking at and entering a home that looks as good as new thanks to power washing. Moreover, passersby will appreciate your home’s pristine outward appearance. And if you’re looking to sell your property in the near-future, the more positive attention you can grab with a strong curb appeal, the more in-demand and valuable your home will be.

Eliminate Mold and Mildew

While dirt, dust, and other debris are offensive enough, these aren’t the only actors that can take over your home’s exterior. When the conditions are right, mold and mildew can begin to form and spread on your home’s exterior and make their way inside as well. The unsightly appearance of these contaminants are bad enough, but to make matters worse, they can also create health hazards (i.e. respiratory problems) in your home. The quicker you can nip this issue in the bud, the better, and power washing provides a powerful way to eliminate mold, mildew, and more.

Prevent Costly Repairs

Power washing isn’t just useful for solving problems after they’ve arisen -- it’s also a prime tool for preventative maintenance. When moisture, mold, dirt, and other contaminants linger on your surfaces for too long, they can lead to permanent damage, ruining paint, and potentially damaging the substrate underneath. The more you can do to remove these harmful actors early on, the fewer repairs you’ll need to make in the future. On top of that, because power washing cleanses your surfaces so strongly, this method can also reveal problems that you might not have noticed otherwise, allowing you to catch things before they get worse.

Get Your Home Ready for a Fresh Coat of Paint

If it’s time to invest in residential exterior painting services to bring new life to your exterior, power washing is part of this equation, too. Indeed, many Raleigh painting professionals (like Anderson Painting) include power washing in their repertoire precisely because it’s an important preparatory step for fresh coatings. Applying paint to a dirty, damaged surface is a recipe for disaster -- if the underlying surface isn’t secure and level, the incoming coatings will have a hard time adhering for long. Power washing your home and letting it dry prior to painting provides a receptive surface that’s primed for painting.

Harness the Power of Power Washing This Season

There’s no better time to thoroughly clean your home’s exterior than after a harsh winter. If you need help with this task, look no further than the Anderson painting and power washing experts in Raleigh, NC. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!