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Why Keller Pressure Washing Services Are More Important Than You Think

If you've gone your whole life without ever getting professional Keller pressure washing service for the outdoor surfaces on your residential or commercial property, it's probably not very high on your priority list—if it even occurred to you at all. After all, can't you just go spray your house with a garden hose for free and get pretty much the same results? Well, no. A garden hose can't even come remotely close to the power of a pressure washing machine, and it definitely won't deliver the same results or benefits.

Keller pressure washing services will make a very noticeable difference to the appearance of your property. In fact, if you have some areas that haven't been cleaned in a while, like an old brick patio covered in moss and dirt, you may not even recognize it after a good pressure washing—our Keller handyman professionals can make it look as good as the day it was installed, and make the rest of your property's exterior sparkle as well.

Want to see what all the fuss is about? This guide explains some of the major advantages of pressure washing service, along with the answers to frequently asked questions. When you're ready to get your property's exterior in the best condition it has seen in years, call the team of service professionals at Mr. Handyman of Keller, Roanoke and Alliance. We are proud to serve the people of Keller and other parts of Tarrant and Denton counties with outstanding workmanship and excellent customer service.

What is Pressure Washing?

It is a very efficient, highly effective cleaning solution that uses high-pressure jets of water to blast away dirt, grime, stains, algae, loose paint and other stubborn substances that normal cleaning methods simply can't budge. The pressure is what makes it so effective—a pressure washer is capable of producing pressures that range from 750 to 3,000 psi (pound-force per square inch). For comparison, the pressure from a typical garden hose clocks in at around 250 to 350 psi, and a faucet is only capable of providing about 50 psi.

What are the Advantages of Keller Pressure Washing Services?

There are some big benefits to professional exterior cleaning for your Keller property. It makes a dramatic difference in appearance, and you may even have your neighbors asking what you did to get your house looking so good. But while appearance is important, it's not everything—and exterior cleaning provides advantages that go far beyond just looks. It also makes your life easier and helps prevent serious damage to your home.

Avoid Damage to Surfaces

Pressure washing is an important part of property maintenance that should be part of your annual maintenance checklist because it is capable of reducing corrosion and similar types of damage. Grime, algae, mildew, dirt and other substances host harmful bacteria that will eat away at paint and other surfaces like siding. That leaves them vulnerable to worse damage such as wood rot, rust and other forms of decay. That contaminated build-up causes surfaces and items to deteriorate much faster than they normally would, causing issues that could make your home less comfortable and even increase your energy costs. Pressure washing gets into every nook and cranny to blast away bacterial build-up and keep your surfaces protected from damage.

Improve Property Value

Are you thinking of selling your Keller home in the near future and looking for ways to increase the selling price that will give you a solid return on investment? Pressure washing should be right at the top of your list. It's an inexpensive way to improve your property value and impress prospective buyers. When a potential buyer approaches your house and notices that everything is sparkling clean, from the siding to the driveway and beyond, it reassures them that the property has been well-cared for and is in good condition. That's important, because it means they won't have to spend a lot of money on maintenance and upkeep once they move in—and it can actually be a big factor in convincing them to seal the deal.

Reduce Allergens

Spring time is lovely, but it also comes with loads of pollen that coat everything in microscopic allergens, including the exterior of your house and anything else that's outside. If you or a member of your household suffer from seasonal allergies in the spring, pressure washing could provide significant relief from the eye-watering, sneeze-inducing, unpleasant effects of pollen. Our Keller handyman team will wash away pollen and other aggravating allergens, leaving behind clean surfaces that don't make your head feel like it's about to pop.

Save Energy and Time

Imagine yourself heading outside with a long-handled scrub brush and a bucket of soapy water to start scrubbing away at the siding on your house. You would get an excellent arm workout, but it would take hours of excruciating hard work—and after all that, your house still wouldn't be anywhere near as clean as we can make it with Keller pressure washing services. We can provide much better, more effective exterior cleaning at a comparatively rapid rate, so you can save your energy and time for something more enjoyable.

Discourage Pest Infestations

When you have dirt and grime built up on the surfaces around your Keller property, it creates the perfect breeding ground for some types of insects or even rodent pests. Once they start making themselves at home outside your house, they will quickly begin searching for ways to get inside—and when one finds a way in, dozens more of their nasty little friends will soon follow. Pests are destructive and carry disease, and they also make your home less comfortable and pleasant for you. By cleaning away the build-up, you make your property less hospitable to pest infestations and save yourself the headache of dealing with extermination.

Prepare Surfaces for Refinishing

Is your deck or porch covered in peeling paint, flaking wood stain or gray, weathered wood? The first step towards getting it refinished is a good pressure washing. The jets of water help strip away loose, flaking paint and wood stain far faster and more effectively than sanding ever could, leaving behind a smooth, clean surface that is primed for refinishing. Not up to the task of refinishing your deck or porch with paint or wood stain and sealant? No problem! The experienced team at Mr. Handyman of Keller, Roanoke and Alliance will take care of that too, along with dozens of other popular handyman services in Keller. If your deck is looking worse-for-wear, check out the warning signs you can't go another season without deck repair.

How Long Does Keller Pressure Washing Take?

The amount of time it will take to complete service on your Keller property is going to vary quite a bit based on factors such as:

  • What you need cleaned

  • The size of the item or surface

  • How many people are working on it at the same time

  • The type of grime or build-up that is being removed

  • How accessible the surface or item is from all angles

That being said, you can expect even a large Keller house to be clean within a couple of hours, and smaller items may only take 20 or 30 minutes to get shiny-clean again.

What's the Best Time of Year for Pressure Washing?

Grime tends to accumulate over the winter, coating your deck and other exterior surfaces with dirt. When warm weather hits and you're ready to enjoy your deck, porch and yard again, you want everything clean and ready to use. That's why spring is the ideal time for pressure washing in Keller. Book a spring appointment with our professional Keller handyman team, and we'll strip away all that built-up winter grime, leaving everything from your porch to your patio furniture clean and ready to use all summer long.

What Can Pressure Washing Be Used for in Keller, TX?

You've heard that pressure washing can be used on exterior surfaces and items, but what does that mean, exactly? It's extremely useful for a wide range of cleaning applications. Pressure washing should obviously not be used on anything that can't get wet, but most other surfaces can really benefit from a powerful cleaning.

Keller pressure washing service can clean:

  • Concrete surfaces such as driveways, paved walkways and patios

  • Front porches and backyard decks

  • Vinyl, metal or wood fencing

  • Vinyl siding

  • Patio furniture

  • Oil and rust stains

  • Large sports and play equipment

  • Sheds, garages and play houses

It can also be used to remove organic growth such as algae, moss or unwanted plants, though it should not be directed at any plant you don't want to kill.

Do Commercial Properties in Keller Need Pressure Washing?

Anything that you may need residential pressure washing for can also apply to commercial pressure washing services. However, business properties have unique commercial cleaning needs, and pressure washing is well-suited to those tasks as well. That includes cleaning parking lots or fleets of work vehicles, some heavy equipment and numerous other possibilities.

If you are a business owner in Keller, you know how important it is to keep your property in excellent condition to impress your customers and raise your business credibility in their eyes. We'll help by improving your curb appeal with thorough pressure washing service. Our qualified handyman team is also experienced with commercial property repairs and maintenance tasks—we can take those burdens off your shoulders so you can focus on running your business and pleasing your clients.

Can I Pressure Wash My House Myself?

Pressure washing is powerful enough that it can actually cause damage in the hands of an amateur. When you hire a skilled professional with plenty of experience, you can rest assured that they will know the correct pressure settings for any given surface or item, and will be well aware of the things that can't be safely cleaned by a pressure washer. Speaking of safety, a licensed handyman will also be aware of best practices to avoid injuring themselves, or any other people or animals in the area.

What Can't Be Pressure Cleaned?

As effective and impressive as pressure washing can be, it can't handle everything. For example, it should generally not be used for cleaning roof shingles because the moisture can get under the shingles and cause problems for the roof deck. Other surfaces or items a washer should not be used on include:

  • Anything that shouldn't get wet

  • Electronics

  • Items that are soft and/or delicate

  • Masonry surfaces with cracked or crumbling mortar

  • Animals and people

  • Living plants (unless you want them removed, as they will not survive the “wash”)

  • Wood siding

  • Lead-based paint or any asbestos surface (because those substances can be dangerous, especially when small particles flake off, and they need to be contained rather than blasted everywhere)

Does Pressure Washing Harm the Environment?

This service does have the potential to be hard on the environment because it uses a lot of water and sometimes involves harsh detergents and cleaning chemicals that could get into the groundwater and have a negative impact on local flora and fauna. It can also cause grease and solvents to be washed into the sewer system. Our Keller handyman team knows how to minimize the impact to the environment by using techniques that conserve water and by avoiding harsh chemicals. Our methods prevent soil from being contaminated by run-off from the cleaning process.

Count on Mr. Handyman for Expert Keller Pressure Washing Services!

Whether you are in Keller or another community such as Haslet or Alliance, you can depend on the expert pressure washing technicians at Mr. Handyman of Keller, Roanoke and Alliance to provide efficient, effective pressure washing services and many other trusted handyman services.

Pick up the phone and get in touch with us today at 817-409-8196 to book an appointment at a convenient time, or to talk with our friendly customer service staff and find out more about what we can do to make your life easier and improve your property.