When it comes to exterior home maintenance, most people focus on lawn care, landscaping, and keeping their yards clutter-free. Many forget to look at their home exterior to consider the impact of dirt, grime, and pollution build-up on their roofs, siding, windows, and walkways.
While it is an easy house cleaning task to ignore, there are plenty of reasons why homeowners shouldn’t skip pressure washing their homes.
Most of us have driven through neighborhoods and noticed dirt, moss, and sometimes mold growing on siding and brick. In any neighborhood, it’s easy to spot the difference between homes with clean siding and those covered with particles. Driveways covered in dirt, oil, and grease have the same impact on the appearance of a front yard as a dirty carpet has on the interior of a house.
These seemingly minor curb appeal issues hurt how neighbors see our homes. They can also impact the property values of our homes and the surrounding structures. The exterior of your house should match the interior, which is why curb appeal is essential whether or not you’re preparing to list your home to sell. Pressure washing is a quick and safe cleaning solution to improve your home’s exterior.
Between air pollution and natural pollution of mold and pollen spores, the exteriors of our house can be a toxic mess. Non-pressure roof cleaning will remove the dirt and grime without damaging the exterior paint job on your home. It is also significantly faster than the hours spent on a ladder with sponges and hoses.
Many particles that find their way to your home’s exterior surfaces are far from harmless. Humid climates such as Florida increase the chances that mold, moss, and mildew will grow on various surfaces surrounding your home.
Without removal, this debris can eat away at wood and metal.
Debris on roofs can lead to the growth of algae and moss, which will damage shingles and require repairs or replacement before the roof’s original lifespan ends. Allowing dirt to collect on concrete – like driveways or sidewalks – provides additional soil for grass and weeds to grow, causing cracks and permanently damaging surfaces that are difficult to repair. Regular pressure washing not only makes our exteriors look good, but it also helps extend the life of our outside structures.
Rather than skip pressure washing your home in Brevard County, FL, contact Pressure Washing by Mike Schwab. Mike can service your residential or commercial property with pressure washing and paver sealing. Give him a call today for a free estimate.
This article was originally published on June 10, 2021 but has been updated for accuracy and freshness.