Let’s face it we all our busy in this day and age. We are running around only to one-day notice that the exterior of your home looks like something out of a scary movie. You notice your roof is green, your siding is green, your deck looks like it has a rug on it and your driveway is black. If you are looking to sell your home all of this can really affect your sale price.
We all want to get the most from the sale of our home, but how? The average home owner does not know what they can effectively pressure wash or if the substrate needs replacing. A prospective buyer may tell you that I am offering this price because the roof and siding need to be replaced. When in reality it can be cleaned.
All of this can be daunting. What should I clean first? Can I pressure wash that? Should I use this chemical I found at the hardware store? To properly clean your roof and siding takes specialized equipment and chemicals. A home depot pressure washer is just not going to cut it.
To properly clean a roof, one needs to use a low pressure (soft wash) system to clean. A soft wash system uses low pressure about the same amount as a garden hose but higher volume of water. Never use high pressure or a surface cleaner to clean an asphalt roof. A professionally cleaned roof can make the dirtiest of roofs look new again.
With all the different types of siding out there one has to be very careful if they are going to use any pressure to clean their siding. A proper house wash uses low press and lets the chemical do the work. That’s on everything from brick to vinyl siding. Also, when using commercial grade chemicals, one has to take the proper steps to prevent damage to the surrounding landscaping.
Now on to the rug, I mean your deck. It is best to start by removing everything from the deck. If there is a thick layer of moss I recommend start by using a high bower blower to blow off the moss. The next step is to apply a mold and fungus killer. Let it dwell and then rinse it off with light pressure.
A professional pressure washing company can take your property from the worst looking home on the block to the best all in the matter of a day. If one does all of the above it can add thousands to your selling price and put more money in your pocket.