Now that spring is in full swing here in New England, it’s time to start thinking about your outdoor projects like cleaning the structure of your home and patio, landscaping, and maybe starting that garden you’ve been talking about. Pressure washing is one such task that can make your house more aesthetically appealing and protect it from dirt, grime, and debris that can accumulate over the winter months. 

pressure washingWhat Is Pressure Washing? 

Pressure washing, also called power washing, uses high-pressure water spray and cleaning solution to remove loose paint, mold, mildew, grime, dust, mud, and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, walkways, patios, sheds, and commercial structures. 

It may seem like a fairly simple process of spraying water and a solution at an object or surface and watching the area become clean instantly. In fact, it’s a little more complicated than that and the best outcomes usually occur when an experienced professional operates the equipment. Knowledge concerning the type of nozzle, level of pressure, proper distance to stand from the surface, and how long to stay on each surface in order to clean and avoid damage from the high-pressure spray are all involved in our service at All Pro Painters.  

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Top Benefits of Pressure Washing 

New Englanders are used to cold, harsh winters and steamy hot summers with temperature fluctuations, precipitation, and storms thrown in. Buildings, however, must endure the scorching heat and freezing temperatures all year long in addition to a host of harmful contaminants including salt air, dirt, debris, algae, mold, and mildew, to name a few. 

By pressure washing a surface, you will bring new life to the area and remove all that dirt and grime making it a healthy surface once more. 

Here are some top reasons why you may want to consider pressure washing your home this spring. 

Remove Dirt, Grime & Contaminants

Our homes are our most valuable possession and need to be maintained regularly to keep them operating efficiently and staying healthy. Caring for your home or patio’s surfaces is a part of that regular maintenance. 

Over the course of a year, surfaces are exposed to excessive moisture which could cause the growth of mold or mildew along with potential wood rot if the damage is allowed to go unchecked. 

Pressure washing can remove the dirt, grime, stains, and mildew growth that can eventually cause damage to a surface. 

Living in New England also means your walkways, patio, and home’s surface area are exposed to the salt air, de-icing chemicals, and all sorts of chemicals used to keep our roadways and driveways safe for walking and driving. Power washing every spring is a good way to wash off all those contaminants and start with a fresh clean surface. 

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Protect Surface From Damage 

Removing the dirt and debris from your home’s surface is a great way to clean up the area, but it’s also a great way to protect further damage from being caused. 

Over the years a build-up of moisture can cause mold, mildew, and eventually degradation of the wood that is underneath. Wood rot and damage to the structure can be avoided by taking preventative action every year in the form of power washing. 

Increase Curb Appeal & Property Value 

If your home is on the market or you plan to sell in the near future, having a clean exterior is incredibly important to put forth a positive first impression for potential buyers. Power washing in the days and weeks leading up to your open house can make your home look well cared for and like new! This in turn can increase the curb appeal and potentially the overall value of your home.  

Talk to our team today about scheduling your pressure washing project to keep your home clean, healthy, and free of harmful contaminants.