5 Elements of Your Property to include in your Exterior Power Washing
Power washing is an excellent way to remove the grime and debris from your home. The seasons in Cincinnati, Ohio can change on a day to day basis it seems, and the ability to remove this grime at your leisure gives you the advantage over Mother Nature. In this short guide, you will be informed of the five elements of your property that you need to consider when pressure washing your home.
1. Pressure Washing your Home Exterior
The wind blows sediment, dirt, debris, pollen, and other environmental allergens onto your home where it sticks and becomes built-up. It is essential to remove this build-up as mold, moss, and other natural microorganisms can start to grow on the side of your house. It can discolor the siding and in some cases, even damage it to the point you will need to replace it. This is especially not good if you are planning to sell your home. We recommend power washing siding, brick, stucco often to prevent damage and stains.
2. Pressure Wash Driveway & Walkways
The driveway and walkway (sidewalks) can also get dirty from the harsh Cincinnati climate. When you are cleaning your home's exterior, be sure to pressure wash your driveway, sidewalks and other concrete surfaces. Concrete is a porous material and can trap bacteria, dirt, grime, and mold. These invaders, if left to proliferate, can cause cracking to your concrete driveway and walkways.
3. Pressure Wash the Roof
Another spot that needs some love is your roof. The roof can gather all sorts of grime from the seasons. Mold and mildew, as well as moss, can start to grow due to moisture from rain or a humid climate. Roof power washing is especially dangerous due to the height, the slopes, and slippery surfaces. If you have a fear of heights or you do not feel comfortable cleaning the roof, please call in a professional. Safety always comes first! Even if you feel comfortable doing it yourself, be very careful. Too much pressure on the roof can cause damage to the shingles and the roof itself potentially causing water leaks.
4. Pressure Wash your Fence
It is essential to keep your fence clean to prevent mold and moss growth as well as to avoid wood rot. A damaged fence is less secure and can create a hazardous situation. Make sure to power wash your fence along with the rest of your property.
5. Pressure Wash the Deck
While you don't need a commercial pressure washer to clean you patio furniture, your deck or concrete patio would likely benefit from a more powerful cleaning. Your deck and patio are subject to the same risks as your driveway and fencing. As an area that likely receives more traffic, your deck or patio can become a fall hazard is leaves, debris, or mildew builds up. Not to mention how much a clean deck brightens your yard.
As you can see, there are at a minimum of five elements of your property to consider when power washing your home. Whether you are pressure washing the siding, the driveway, the roof, the patio, or the fence, if you follow our advice, the dirt and grime of a hot Cincinnati summer don't stand a chance!