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Discover Why You Need Professional Power Washing Services

Does your home look a little worse for wear? Even if you're completely on-top of regular maintenance, over time the exterior of your home will start to look worn down.

This is entirely natural, and to be expected. After all, your property weathers all kinds of things—from fluctuating temperatures and changing humidity, to wind, rain, sunshine, hail and snow. And that's just the elements! Pests, dirt, moss, lichen and mildew can all take a toll—ruining your home's facade, making your fence look like it's seen better days, and even causing paving stones to look unkempt.

However, there is an easy solution that doesn't require a massive renovation—and can even help prevent further issues from developing in your outdoor structures: power washing!

The benefits of power washing are numerous. It's quick and immensely powerful. Your exterior surfaces will not only look good-as-new, but they'll actually look as if you just remodeled. Pressure washing is a relatively-low cost way to boost your curb appeal—perfect for impressing your neighbors and preparing your home for sale.

You might be thinking, “Great! Where can I get one?” But it's actually not that simple. Although there are pressure washers available to rent or buy, you may want to consider hiring a professional from Mr. Handyman of Easton, Bethlehem, Nazareth and Allentown to take care of this task for you. Why, you may ask? Read on to find out.

1. You Save Money

Home maintenance can be expensive, and you might be thinking you could save a few dollars by hiring out a power washer yourself. But the opposite is true. It's important you remember that these are high-powered machines, not just your average garden hose. Renting or buying a pressure washer, and all the equipment required to run it, can start to add up. Besides, you'll also need to invest in a ladder—if you don't already have one—and safety gear.

Not only does this come straight out of your pocket, but then you also have to learn how to use the machine. This can feel stressful, and it's very common for homeowners to start putting off this task. Not only might this annoy your family who are waiting for their home's exterior to be clean, but it also could be a waste of money if you wind up never using the machine again.

Alternatively, hiring a professional means paying a flat fee to get the job done right the first time. Since Mr. Handyman offers upfront pricing, it's a great opportunity to get all the other odd-jobs around your house done as well—such as gutter cleaning, painting the fence or fixing up your patio.

Did You Know?

Power and pressure washing, although used interchangeably, actually mean different things. The former uses hot water; the latter simply uses cold water. Typically, power washing is used to remove built-up grease or oil stains.

2. Pressure Washing is Dangerous

Aside from cost, one of the most important reasons why you should hire a professional is because power washing is very dangerous. The water emitted from the nozzle comes out at such a high capacity that it can cause serious injury. To put it into perspective, the typical PSI (pound-force per square inch) of your kitchen faucet will be between 40 and 60. But the force of a pressure washer ranges between 1,300 and 1,700 PSI for electric models, and between 2,000 and 2,400 PSI for gas models. This force is enough to tear skin and cut extremities. It could be devastating for you, or if a loved one got in the way of the stream.

3. Reduce Environmental Impact

This tool can be very wasteful and harmful to the environment in the hands of an amateur. You could unwittingly spread pollutants and toxins to nearby water sources, as well as damage grass, trees and flowers. But our team of professional power washers will ensure no damage is done to the surrounding environment by using the appropriate techniques and technology to capture run-off, while also choosing eco-friendly cleaning solutions. We'll keep your home and the environment safe.

4. Keep Your Property Protected

Remember the PSI of force emitted by power washers? Well, not only could that cause an injury, but it could also significantly damage your property. Although many exterior surfaces are suitable to wash, there are just as many that aren't. Also, each machine has the capacity to change settings for different materials. That's why it's so important to hire an expert who knows what they're doing. For example, under the wrong setting you might break your windows instead of getting that sparkly clean look you were after.

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What We Can Pressure Wash:

  • Siding

  • Brick

  • Garage doors

  • Driveways

  • Sidewalks

  • Fences

  • Patios

  • Decks

  • Outdoor furniture

  • Gutters

  • Vehicles

What We Can't Power Wash:

  • Painted surfaces (unless to remove the paint)

  • Stained wood surfaces (unless to remove the stain)

  • Asphalt roofs

  • Aged surfaces

Hire Our Pro Power Washing Service Today!

Are you ready to give your home a new lease on life with the help of our power washing pros? Not only will we help make your house the envy of the block, but we also provide high quality service guaranteed to get the job done right the first time. At Mr. Handyman of Easton, Bethlehem, Nazareth and Allentown, we pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service to clients throughout the area.

To book an appointment today, we invite you to give our friendly customer service representatives a call at 610-463-1667. We look forward to meeting you and helping with your property's maintenance, repair and improvement needs.