There are many ways to improve the look of your home’s exterior. You can hire Raleigh house painters to freshen up or change its color, invest in carpentry and trim repair, or have your siding repaired. These are all solid investments, especially if your home is in need of a serious makeover. But in between these larger projects, homeowners can maintain the beauty of their homes by pressure washing their exterior each year, or as needed. It turns out that power washing on a regular basis yields other benefits as well.
Advantages of Pressure Washing
When we think of cleaning, we’re often put off by the idea of soaking, scrubbing, and drying in uncomfortable positions for hours at a time. Power washing, however, is typically easy and requires very little effort. Several types of pressure washers exist, from gas-powered to electric, with different nozzle options (degrees), detergent recommendations, and PSI (pounds-per-square-inch) ratings. If you’re unsure of how much pressure to use for your home’s exterior or which nozzle is best for cleaning different surfaces, consult Anderson Painting and Power Washing. We can give you advice and do the job for you if needed.
Once you’ve set your preferences, the washing itself is easy. You simply aim the nozzle at your exterior and make sure to cover the entire surface. Power washing makes it possible to reach far away and high up surfaces without having to climb anywhere. And because the water is pressurized, it effectively cleans your home without the need for extensive manual scrubbing. This is by far the best method for cleaning your home’s exterior to maintain its appearance.
Power Washing Leads to a Safer Home
Pressure washing isn’t just about aesthetic appeal, however. Keeping your exterior clean is an important safety measure as well. If left to the elements, a home’s exterior can gather mold and mildew over time. When unchecked, these harmful substances can begin to affect the interior of a home as well. While not everyone is affected by mold or mildew, these fungi can lead to a number of health issues, including skin irritation, respiratory problems, congestion, and more.
By pressure washing your home every 6 to 12 months, you can eliminate any traces of mold or mildew that may be forming on your home. Even if there is none, keeping your exterior clean helps prevent formation in the first place. If you’ve waited too long and mold or mildew have infested your home, call a professional to get rid of it. Then, Anderson Painting contractors can power wash your home and paint the exterior or interior if necessary.
Power Washing Before Selling Your Home
If you’re putting your home on the market, it’s a great idea to power wash and, if necessary, paint your exterior to enhance its curb appeal. Potential buyers will be more likely to consider your home and you can have peace of mind knowing that whoever buys it will have a clean, safe home in which to live.
Whether you’re thinking of selling or simply want a cleaner place to live, contact Anderson Painting. We’re a Raleigh house painting company that offers additional services such as power washing, siding installation and repairs, carpentry, and more. Contact us today at 919-610-1855, or email us at [email protected]!