6 Benefits to Pressure Washing Your Home
Pressure washing your home is great for the environment and for your wallet. It is a quick, easy, and cost effective way to clean your home. Pressure washing is a process in which you use the force of the water, instead of detergents and soaps. This article will outline the six of the benefits to pressure washing your house and after reading this we hope you will add it to the top of your to do list for this weekend!
1. Cost Effective
Using only water and some gasoline or electricity, pressuring washing is a very cost effective cleaning method. It is a one time investment that can save you money in the long run by reducing the amount of time and effort you spend cleaning your house. Pressure washing your house is not only easy, but also a very effective way to get rid of dirt, grime, and mold without having to do a lot of work.
If you have a mortgage on your house and are looking for ways to save to make additional payments, then be sure to clean your house with pressure washing.
2. Enhances the street appeal of your home
Clean houses pop out from ones that aren’t maintained. They look more welcoming and feel inviting. A simple pressure washing of your home’s exterior can change the way your house is viewed within the neighborhood. An old dark and dirty house can quickly become an old quaint and charming home. Whether you are looking to keep up with the Jones's or not, pressuring washing will definitely increase your street appeal.
3. Reduces the chance of insects and pests getting in
Naturally over time our houses become the home of insects and pests. They make their homes in dirty and undisturbed parts around your home. Pressure washing keeps these critters off the exterior of your house which means there is much less of a chance of them getting inside. Once inside, their home can be much harder to find. So take the time to pressure wash your home so you can worry less about having bed bugs (and a whole host of other insects) creeping around inside your home.
4. Increases the longevity of your exterior
Moss, dirt, residue, and debris all eat away and wear down your home's exterior, whether it is a brink, stuco, or sided house. It might be slow and impersentable but over time the effects are evident. Pressuring washing is an easy way to increase the longevity of your home’s exterior - which you have paid so much for! Pressure washing every so often is much better than having to replace your siding 10 years early! A simple way to protect your investment.
5. Not damaging to the environment
You can't get safer than water! So many chemicals in cleaning solutions are effective but they damage the soil and plants (and animals) that surround your house. Take your step in helping preserve the environment and be sure to pull out the pressure washer next time you need to clean your house, car, driveway or shed. In addition to seeing the clean result, know that the environment is thanking you too (especially if you are using an electric pressure washer).
6. Increases the Value of Your Home
We are now at the last benefit but it is definitely not the least! Your home is most likely the most expensive purchase you have completed. One easy way to increase the value is to pressure wash it a couple of days before the realtor pictures are taken and the showings start. If you compare two of the exact same items together, one was clean and one was dirty, everyone automatically will put a higher value and price on the clean item. You could add an additional 2-6% to the value of your house by cleaning it thoroughly, a clean house is so much easier for a buyer to call home. If you are flipping a house, it is a great way to increase the selling price and attractiveness of the house.
Whether you do it yourself or you hire a local company to pressure wash your home, we trust you understand the value there is in having it done.