5 Reasons to Pressure Wash Your Home (and Other Areas)

Getting a pressure wash goes far beyond aesthetics.

It can make you safer. It can save you money. It can even make you money as we will see.

Let’s explore 5 reasons pressure washing is so important.

Saves Time

People love pressure washing because you just can’t get the job done effectively any other way. You could spend an entire Saturday — and maybe Sunday too:

  • Loosening and removing vines
  • Sweeping
  • Scrubbing
  • Climbing up and down an unsteady ladder

But with a pressure wash, you can do all this in a matter of hours — and without the back-breaking labor.

Reduces Allergens & Creepy Things

A pressure wash doesn’t only remove dirt from your home, deck, driveway or patio. It removes plant matter, smog, mold, and mildew that can build up on the surface and in the crevices over a surprisingly short time.

If you have allergies, these allergens can make a simple walk outside miserable — not to mention the harmful respiratory effects of black mold.

With fewer places to hide, the insects, spiders, and centipedes that might otherwise thrive on home surfaces will find more hospitable places to live. While most of these guys are harmless, brown recluses and black widows can be among them.

Cleaning the exterior is a must for those who need more child-safe and elderly-safe housing.

Prepares Surfaces

If you plan to paint or seal surfaces, the area must be prepared to ensure even distribution and long-lasting results.

For example, a new paint job should look flawless for about 25 years — when properly maintained. But if you paint over dirt, these foreign objects will eventually chip away, leaving your nice new paint job looking shabby and old.

Saves Money

If you don’t periodically wash away the debris from your home and other outdoor surfaces, the surfaces will experience staining and premature decay.

You’ll have to replace those surfaces sooner. But pressure washing is the affordable way to make these surfaces last.

Makes Money

Realtor.com, Bob Vila, and several other home ownership experts agree that pressure washing raises the value of your home.

You have about 7 seconds to make a first impression with potential home buyers. And the first impression can shape the entire home touring experience.

A pressure wash is the best and fastest way to boost your curb appeal. This can affect both your formal appraisal and your ability to attract more buyers when it’s time to sell.

Imagine for a moment, pulling into a home with a driveway that’s splotchy and filthy versus a clean and polished one.

What a difference a driveway pressure washing can make!

Even if you’re not planning on selling, a great curb appeal contributes to the desirability of your neighborhood, so that when you’re ready to sell, you can reap the rewards.

A Pressure Wash Is a Worthy Investment

According to home advisor, a wash will cost about $300. And it only needs to be done once a year in most areas… 2X in humid climates.

Given the benefits, this is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to protect your home investment.

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