Why You Should Power Wash Your Home

No matter how well you take care of your home, it's unavoidable that nature will take its toll on your exterior surfaces. Moss grows on paving stones, the sun bleaches your deck, humidity makes old paint peel, and algae will stain your siding.

During seasonal changes—like fall turning into winter or winter turning into spring—staining, growth and dirt seem to be at their worst. That's why these intervals are the best time to invest in a little TLC to keep your property looking its best.

Luckily, you don't have to spend hours scrubbing at your siding with a bucket of soap and water, or have an expensive water bill as you spray down surfaces with your garden hose. The best and most affordable way to give your property a facelift is by hiring power washing services.

Regularly power washing the outdoor surfaces on your home is also a great way to prevent issues with algae, mildew and dirt from causing serious damage—that may result in you having to replace the affected areas entirely.

Although power washers are not too difficult to use in themselves, when they’re in the hands of an untrained DIYer they are very dangerous. The water pressure needs to be set at certain levels for different materials. Many homeowners make the mistake of not properly setting their pressure washers, subsequently damaging their homes.

Also, there's a risk you could harm yourself and/or your loved ones. Power washers can put out 2,000 to 2,800 psi of pressure. This is enough to tear and cut your skin.

That's why it's best to leave pressure washing to the pros at Mr. Handyman of Central - Eastern Norfolk and S. Shore. It's the best of both worlds: your home is returned to its former glory and you (and your property) stay safe. Continue reading to learn more about how a professional power washing service can turn your home from drab to fab!

Why Should You Power Wash Your Property?

Clean Windows

Residential power washing services are a great way to clean dirty windows. Since windows are made out of glass, cleaning them with a power washer requires a different pressure level than one would use on paving stones or vinyl siding. A trained professional will be able to safely remove dirt, dust and other grime from the many surfaces around your property.

Boost Curb Appeal

Whether your home is looking a little worse for wear or you want to make a good impression while it's surveyed by prospective buyers, one of the easiest ways to restore your property's curb appeal is by hiring power washing services. It's truly amazing the difference a pressure wash can make; you'll be shocked at how refreshed your house's exterior looks! A quick cleaning can even improve your home's resale value.

Power Washers Prime Surfaces

Is your fence's paint peeling? Or maybe it's time to refinish your deck? Don't waste hours (not to mention, get sore muscles) sanding down planks and boards. Instead, hire our professional cleaning services to prep these surfaces. Power washing is by far the most effective and efficient way to get wood surfaces ready for painting or staining.

Prevent Damage

Like anything else in your home, your property's exterior surfaces will need a little TLC from time to time. Exposure to elements, fluctuating weather patterns, erosion and changing temperatures all leave their mark on your home. This is generally a gradual process, so you might not even notice your property starting to look a little dingy. Common types of damage that can be remedied with a pressure washing service include:

  • Discoloration: Unwanted black spots, including mold and rot, can be caused by excess humidity and moisture. This discoloration can affect vinyl, concrete, wood and even painted surfaces.

  • Dirt: This might seem like a no-brainer, but your exterior walls, fence, deck and paved areas will get dirty over time. And no, rainfall does not wash them clean. If anything, the pollution and grime in the rain will actually make it worse!

  • Algae, lichen and moss: These unwanted organisms will find a way to grow on your fence, siding, patio or deck—particularly in the shaded areas. Usually, algae, lichen and moss are green, yellow or red.

What Can You Pressure Wash?

Most outdoor surfaces and materials are safe to wash. Although one of our trained experts will know what can and can't be treated with a pressure washer, it's helpful to know what you can hire us to clean:

Decks and Fences

Did you know that decks and fences exposed to dirt, rain, wind and sunshine can age prematurely? Especially if not maintained properly. Power washing is an essential maintenance step guaranteed to give your deck and/or fence a new lease on life. It's also an effective way to prep them for painting!

Brick Siding, Cement Stairs, Paving Stones and Patios

Cement and brick are hardy materials, but they can get quite dirty—especially if they're close to a garden or used as a walkway. Think about how nice your property will look after they receive a thorough washing.

Vinyl Siding and Garage Doors

Interestingly, the south-facing and west-facing sides of your house receive the least sunlight. Since this is the case, these areas on your property are more likely to have issues with mildew, moss, algae and lichen. With just one professional cleaning service, all of this unwanted build-up can be blasted away!

Book an Appointment with Mr. Handyman!

Keep your home looking its best by booking bi-annual power washing appointments with the pro team at Mr. Handyman of Central - Eastern Norfolk and S. Shore. We will safely and efficiently handle your pressure washing service, while also helping you tackle other seasonal to-dos like gutter cleaning and siding repair.

To book one of our quality services today, we invite you to call our friendly customer service representatives at 508-465-2092 You can also reach us by submitting an online service request form.