After years of family get-togethers, birthdays and holidays, it’s only natural for your home to undergo a bit of wear and tear. Several factors can have an effect on the appearance of a house; as the seasons change, the elements of nature undoubtedly do their part in damaging the exterior. If your house doesn’t appear quite as vibrant and attractive as it did when you first moved in, you might want to consider a power wash.
While sun, dirt, wind and water can affect the house any time of year, other pollutants such as acid rain and smoke cause damage and stains by sticking to surfaces. Be on the lookout for mold and grime as well, as they have a tendency to settle into unchecked or uncleaned areas.
Power washing prevents a lot of this damage from occurring, but it’s important to note that not all areas of a home should be power washed. For example, never aim a power washer at:
- Wood siding
- Electrical equipment
- Old mortar
- Fragile windows
- Unsecured gutters
- Stained wood or freshly painted areas
Your property is an investment, so keeping your home in good condition helps maintain its value. For any home renovation project, preventative maintenance is the best way to avoid costly repairs down the line. Power washing is a great way to keep your tools and assets in tip-top shape. Not only does it clean and preserve equipment, but it also eliminates mold and mildew and can limit exposure to allergens that could potentially be infesting the house.
Curb appeal can be increased with something as simple as a good, thorough wash. A clean and fresh exterior can help raise the property value, positively impact your family’s health and minimize the need for future repairs. If you’re eager to power wash your home, take a look at the infographic for tips on where to begin.
Author Bio: Debisree Saha is Senior Marketing Strategist at SIMPSON, a leading manufacturer of electric and gas pressure washers. She has 10 years of experience in the industry and focuses on marketing strategy and execution.