As a homeowner, it is your job to keep up with the regular maintenance of your home, however, many people forget that the exterior needs to be maintained just like the rest of their home. When done right, pressure washing is a valuable part of home maintenance that keeps your home in tip-top shape while preventing bigger problems down the road.
When used at the proper levels, pressure washing can clean your house of grime, unsightly stains and increases exterior appearance. The following benefits are the top five reasons why more home owners are power washing their homes than ever before:
Increases Value of Home
Curb appeal makes a difference when selling your home. According to the National Association of Realtors, you can expect to add $10,000 to $15,000 to the sales price after pressure washing exterior siding . This is a significant number when you consider the average cost to pressure wash a house runs between $100 and $300. With such a big return on investment, it only makes sense to pressure wash the exterior of your home. A reputable pressure washing company can help you get your home’s exterior ready in time for your first prospective buyer.
Improves Curb Appeal
Are you looking to sell your home in the near future? Siding that’s become grimy and covered in mildew can make prospective homebuyers believe that the rest of your house is just as neglected. To get your home looking move-in ready, a power washing can be a worthwhile investment.
Prospective homebuyers would rather not have to worry about the condition of your home’s siding. Make buyers fall in love with your home as soon as they pull into the driveway by investing in a siding power wash. Exterior house washing can be done in a single afternoon and typically lasts for a year depending on the humidity and rainfall levels in your region.
Prevents Expensive Repairs
Power washing houses can reduce the likelihood of future repairs related to rot and decay. These types of repairs can be expensive, which is why many homeowners appreciate and take advantage of power washing services. Power washing can also help extend the life of your exterior siding. When hiring a Texas Tuff power washing contractor , you may want to ask about their other power washing services . For example, power washing for gutters, roofs, driveways, and walkways.
Cleans Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew flourishes in moist shady areas. The risk of mold and mildew growth increases if you have overflowing gutters or live in an area with high humidity. To prevent mildew and mold from growing on your home’s siding, we recommend you inspect the siding periodically. Mold and mildew will show up as black, white, or gray spots. To loosen and wash away mold and mildew from siding, you will need to call an experienced power washing company for doing this yourself can come with it's own set of dangers.
Eliminates Airborne Contaminates
Usually, mold and mildew aren’t a problem when they occur outside the home. However, it is still possible for mold spores to waft into your home via cracks, doors, and windows. If you or a loved one has asthma, you’ll want to make sure to eliminate any airborne contaminates by power washing mold and mildew from your siding. Mold has been known to cause breathing problems in children and the elderly.
Pressure washing is highly valuable, but only when it's done properly...
To do it right, you have to have a knowledge of how it affects different materials, how those materials react to pressure, what to do in unexpected scenarios, and more. Because of this, you should only pressure wash your house if you've hired a licensed, professional contractor who cleans with low pressure.
Texas Tuff Stain & Seal is a licensed, professional contractor with the knowledge to remove mildew, loose paint, and stains from the exterior of your home. We can also completely strip, stain, and refinish your exteriors with a high-quality finish. We take pride in our work, and it shows. Give us a call at (214) 502-3866, or contact us online at http://texastuffstainandseal.com/ for a free estimate.