Springtime has finally arrived in Western North Carolina and with its arrival so do outdoor home improvement projects. WNC Blast/Wash & Staining are receiving a lot of questions about proper home care for this time of year, so today we wanted to answer one of our most asked questions. How often should you pressure wash your house?
What is Pressure Washing?
Before we dive into answering this question let’s first define what pressure washing is.
Pressure washing, also known as power washing, is the use of a machine to create a powerful stream of water to remove a variety of dirt, grime, mold and more from a surface. The mechanical power washer can literally express water by gallons per minute.
When Should I Pressure Wash My Home?
In most cases, you can visibly tell when you need to pressure wash the exterior of your home. If your home just looks dirty, it is time to give it a thorough cleaning. When in doubt conduct a “finger test.” Run a finger along with the siding of your home and if when lifted it is very dirty contact a professional to schedule a cleaning.
You should also consider scheduling a wash after a major storm. Flying debris can stain your home along with what rain brings to it as well. Rain can actually carry dirt and acid which can leave the exterior of your structure looking dull. Not to mention how quickly moisture can cause mold and mildew to form.
WNC Blast/Wash & Staining offers professional pressure washing services for vinyl siding, wood, concrete, and more!
How Often Should You Pressure Wash Your House?
Determining how often you should pressure wash your house all depends on where you live and your home’s surroundings.
For example, if you live near a dirt road your home will need to be cleaned more often than a home that is situated near a paved road. Especially during the dry months when passing vehicles stir up dust in the air.
Another factor to consider is if trees are close to your structure. Trees produce a lot of sap, and if this gets on your siding, it can become a trap to collect other debris.
As a general rule, WNC Blast/Wash & Staining suggests pressure washing the exterior of your home at least once a year with additional cleanings as the need arises.
What Else Can I Pressure Wash?
Pressure washing can also be used to deep clean additional things around your home too. Power washing is perfect for cleaning off decks and concrete patios that have accumulated dirt and grime.
Why Should I Hire a Professional?
Hiring a professional to pressure wash the exterior of your home ensures that it is correctly done while also saving you time.
WNC Blast/Wash & Staining offers a hot water pressure treated solution to clean away dirt and grime correctly. We have professional grade equipment along with commercial grade detergents and sealers to protect and extend the lifespan of your home.
A hot water pressure treatment has proven to be the most effective for cleaning the exterior of homes. We do not use bleach when cleaning as many do because it is not healthy for the environment or for the color of your vinyl. Instead, we use color-safe products such as Oxy-Clean. We also take the time to inspect and use proper cleaning agents specific to the wood of your home, or deck, if you have it instead of vinyl.
Hot water pressure treatments have also proven to be excellent in cleaning concrete. The high pressure does an excellent job of getting into the porous surface and extracting grime. We also offer a solution to seal your concrete once it has been cleaned, and it is highly recommended to extend the lifespan of your concrete.
If you are inspecting the exterior of your home and notice it needs a deep clean don’t hesitate to contact us! We offer free estimates and a variety of services to help you keep your home or business looking as great as it possibly can! Contact us here today!