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The Benefits of Hiring Palm Harbor Power Washing Services

Chances are, the longer you've been in your house the more worn-out its exterior surfaces look. There may have been a time when your siding shone gloriously in the sunlight or when your patio stones were brand new and free of any vegetation. However, as time goes on, outdoor surfaces get dirty. Constant exposure to the outdoor elements, bleaching from the sun, and even pollution carried in the rain will take a toll on your fence, deck, siding and more. Discoloration and stains are a natural part of a home's aging process. However, you don't have to settle for this natural process. Instead, invest in Palm Harbor power washing services to breathe new life into your home's exterior.

There are many benefits of power washing, including boosting your curb appeal and improving your home's aesthetic. This home improvement task can be challenging and dangerous for amateurs, so instead hire the experts at Mr. Handyman serving Palm Harbor, Clearwater and Largo to make sure the job gets done right the first time.

When you hire an expert Palm Harbor handyman from our team, you can have peace of mind that the job will get done safely, and correctly. Our professionals are more than happy to answer all your questions, and provide the services you need for property maintenance in Palm Harbor. We can power wash your home and do so much more, including providing maintenance for commercial properties.

Power washing your house can make it look as if you renovated it, without the hassle of a remodel. It's also a great way to give surfaces a new lease on life without the back-breaking work of trying to scrub vinyl siding, brick or cement by hand. Read on to discover the many benefits of power washing your home and why hiring the professionals at Mr. Handyman serving Palm Harbor, Clearwater and Largo is the right choice.

What's the Difference Between Power and Pressure Washing?

Did you know that even though the terms “pressure washing" and "power washing" are often used interchangeably, they actually refer to different things? Essentially, a pressure washer does not use hot water, whereas power washing does.

Similarly to when you're washing dishes, the heated water in a power washer adds an extra edge when tackling tough-to-clean surfaces riddled with build-up like mold, salt and grease. The hot water cuts through grease and grime more effectively than cold water. These machines are very powerful, so it's essential that you hire a team that knows what they are doing. One such team are our handyman pros.We'll make sure your surfaces are cleaned without being damaged by excessive heat or pressure.

What Surfaces Can Be Power Washed?

Most outdoor surfaces are safe to wash. It's important to note that a power or pressure washer should never be used indoors for any reason. These machines will destroy your home's interior and cause significant water damage. Also, different outdoor surfaces require different settings to be cleaned properly. A professional from Mr. Handyman serving Palm Harbor, Clearwater and Largo will know what surfaces can be safely cleaned and how to avoid damaging your property.

Windows

Even though glass will shatter under too much pressure, power washers can safely handle window cleaning when used by the professionals. By removing dirt that looks unsightly and through enabling more sunshine to enter your home, this is an efficient way to brighten up your Palm Harbor house.

Vinyl Siding and Garage Doors

The south-facing and west-facing sides of your house typically receive the least sunlight. Since these areas get less sunshine, they are more likely to have problems with mold, mildew and algae. However, all of this build-up can be quickly and easily removed from siding and garage doors by a professional technician from Mr. Handyman serving Palm Harbor, Clearwater and Largo.

Brick, Concrete Stairs and Patios

Stone and concrete surfaces are especially prone to build-up and fading over the years because of debris—especially masonry in areas of heavy foot traffic, surfaces that are close to gardens, and exteriors that are exposed to pollutants from heavy rainfall. A Palm Harbor power washing service is ideal for removing dirt, dust, grime and other debris, without causing damage, when completed by our Palm Harbor handyman experts.

Should I Hire Professional Services or Rent the Machine?

Palm Harbor power washing is a job better left to the professionals, such as the team at Mr. Handyman serving Palm Harbor, Clearwater and Largo. Even if you love a good DIY project, power washing might not be the one for you. When misused, it's very easy to damage property and cause injury.

How Might I Damage My Palm Harbor Property?

  • Power washers can destroy windows and window screens if used incorrectly, causing leaking window sills, broken glass and damage to your home’s interior.

  • Accidentally using these machines on lead paint will cause toxic dust to spread throughout your home. This could make your loved ones seriously ill.

  • If the power is too high, water can get into your walls and house. This can cause soggy carpets and wet attics.

  • These machines can damage siding when used incorrectly, possibly knocking it off your home entirely. They can also wash away the mortar lining brick siding.

How Might I Get Injured?

  • Power washers operate at a very high PSI (1,300 to 2,300 PSI to be exact). If the water comes into contact with skin, it can seriously hurt your body.

  • The force of the water can actually push your body back. This may cause you to fall off a ladder or trip backwards into the road.

  • The water’s strength can throw stray objects. These objects may hit people nearby. Professionals like the technicians at Mr. Handyman serving Palm Harbor, Clearwater and Largo know to ensure an area is clear of debris before using the machine.

  • If professional safety measures are not followed, there's also the possibility that electric shock may occur.

Don’t risk hurting yourself or others, and hire a professional Palm Harbor power washing technician instead.

Why Should I Hire a Palm Harbor Power Washing Service?

From planting trees and flowers to freshening up your fence with a fresh coat of paint, you've put a lot of love into your Palm Harbor home. Yet, maintenance is key to ensuring that your property always looks and functions at its best. Power washing your property is a great way to care for your home. It helps improve curb appeal by making stained surfaces look like new, and offers a wide range of other benefits:

Prevent Damage

Typical wear and tear, exposure to the elements, and age will make your house look worn down after a while. However, while some damage is normal, it's important to address even minimal damage right away. Even seemingly innocuous issues like dirt building up might cause problems down the road, which is why regular home maintenance is so important for any Palm Harbor home.

Watch Out For:

  • Discoloration: During the winter, moisture can result in unwanted mold and mildew growth. If left unchecked, mold and mildew can become serious health hazards.

  • Algae: This unwanted growth props up on surfaces that are moist and usually not exposed to much sunlight. While most algae is green, it can also be red.

  • Dirt: It may seem obvious, but your house will get dirty over time. Rainfall also includes dirt and pollution, so it makes your house's surface more grimy.

Maintenance Protects Your Investment

Your home is an investment in more ways than one. It's a financial investment, yes, but also an emotional one. With exterior cleaning services, you can protect this important asset. Maintenance costs are always less than renovating due to extensive damage. It’s much more cost-effective to power wash your home from time to time rather than have to replace wood decks or exterior walls. By hiring a Palm Harbor power washing expert from Mr. Handyman, you can give your home the care it deserves.

Prep Surfaces for Painting and Staining

One of the best ways to prepare exterior surfaces for painting or staining is by hiring professional Palm Harbor power washing services. House washing gets rid of dirt and grime—ensuring you have a spotless canvas to paint over. It can also get rid of loose paint on a range of surfaces at your residential property, including your fencing, decking, and more.

Improve Curb Appeal

You don't need to invest in costly renovations to improve your Palm Harbor home's curb appeal. A power washing service is actually the best way to improve your property's aesthetic. Using this home maintenance service will make your property's outdoor surfaces shiny and new, which is beneficial if you're looking to sell or even if you simply want to feel proud of your property.

Boost Property Value

Power washing is one of the easiest ways to prevent losing out on your return of investment when selling your property. If your home's exterior surfaces are dull, faded, stained and covered in build-up, it will negatively impact its resale value and possibly deter prospective buyers from putting in an offer.

Protect Your Family's Health

Algae, fungus, dirt and bacteria all negatively impact your family’s health, whether they are inside or outside your Palm Harbor home. Investing in professional services from the hardworking team at Mr. Handyman serving Palm Harbor, Clearwater and Largo ensures your house remains safe, clean and comfortable for you and your loved ones. This is especially important if you have family that are elderly, very young, or that suffer from allergies.

Save Your Precious Time

It’s possible to scrub away build-up from your home’s siding by hand, however, this is an incredibly time-consuming and labor-intensive process. Additionally, some tasks, like concrete cleaning, are exceptionally difficult to complete manually. Rather than seeing the fruits of your labor, it's more likely that you'll get extremely frustrated, tired and feel like you're wasting your time. And the thing is, you are. By hiring Palm Harbor power washing services, you avoid wasting hours on what could be completed in minutes—not to mention, the back-breaking work of scrubbing and climbing up ladders to get to tough-to-reach places. As an added bonus, when you hire our team to take care of the project on your behalf, you can have peace of mind knowing we'll provide quality service.

How Often Should I Hire a Palm Harbor Power Washing Service?

It is best to book annual appointments for Palm Harbor power washing services. We suggest booking pressure washing services in the spring during a sunny day. As at that time, moisture from the winter is starting to dry and it will be easier to clean any residual build-up. This will ensure that your house is properly maintained, and that seasonal dirt and debris are reduced. However, there are other factors that may mean you hire a power washing surface more frequently:

  • If your property is next to a dirt road, you may want to have it cleaned every few months.

  • If your property is near trees, sap may get deposited on your building's siding. In this case, consider scheduling power washing appointments every few months.

  • Storms can make your house dirtier by leaving debris on your property.

  • Heat and humidity can make surfaces more susceptible to mold and algae growth—especially in a warmer state like Florida. So, you may want to hire a power washing expert after summer ends.

Choose Mr. Handyman serving Palm Harbor, Clearwater and Largo for Your Power Washing Services!

The expert and professional team at Mr. Handyman serving Palm Harbor, Clearwater and Largo is skillfully trained in power washing safety protocols and how to correctly use these machines. We'll ensure your outdoor surfaces shine like they're brand-new in no time. Additionally, we can provide a wide range of other residential services for both inside and outside your home. Our team of experts has helped numerous homeowners with their home improvement needs throughout Palm Harbor and in surrounding areas.

To book an appointment or learn more about our residential and commercial services, we invite you to give our customer service representatives a call at 727-888-2742 .