Pressure washing, also known as power washing, is a cleaning process used primarily on houses and other buildings, although it can be used on other surfaces such as concrete. This washing process involves spraying the desired surface with a mechanical sprayer that shoots out water much faster and more powerfully than a regular hose. In some cases however, soft water pressure washing is used along with a detergent to gently clean property. This can come in handy when cleaning something a little more delicate like a roof. As a homeowner, pressure washing your house is a smart decision which comes with many valuable benefits which range from increasing your home’s value to preventing roof rot.
Keeping Paint Fresh
Because the water sprayed out of a pressure washer comes out so fast and so powerfully, it is extremely efficient at cleaning the exterior of a home. When the water hits the house, it blasts off the majority of the dirt, dust, and old paint flakes that have accumulated on the outside walls. The power washer removes old, chipping paint flakes quickly and efficiently, causing the existing paint to look fresher and eradicating the need for scraping off old paint by hand. Also, by eliminating the dust and grime from the outside walls, power washing makes the paint on a house look brighter and prevents it from chipping further. Here again, a more delicate soft water pressure washing can also work great.
Preventing Roof Rot
Over time, water, algae, and other damp grime accumulates on the roof of a house and eventually causes the wooden parts of the roof to rot and leak. Soft water pressure washing clears away all the mold and muddy grime from the rooftop and does away with any accumulated reserves of water that could absorb into the roof and cause rot.
Preserving your Home’s Value
Pressure washing preserves the existing value of your home and can even increase it by removing all dirt, grime, mold, and any other harmful contaminants which can cause a home to fall into disrepair. When it comes time to sell or rent your house, it will go at a much higher price and be much more desirable if it is free of rot and other problems.
Also, when hiring a company to pressure wash your home or roof, make sure they are reputable, have plenty of experience and are willing to offer you references. You don’t want to risk damaging your biggest investment, your home.