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03 Aug

Why Should I Hire a Professional to Pressure Wash My House?

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  • Tony Williams

Your home is one of the most significant assets you will ever own. Whether you plan to live in it forever or sell it and move, keeping it safe and beautiful should be a top priority. Walls, driveways, roofs, and architectural accents look at their best when properly cleaned.

What are the advantages of pressure washing my home?

  • Pressure washing improves the overall appearance of a home.

Rain, snow, hail, sun, and wind can all change the surfaces of your home. Dirt adheres to your home’s porous materials like stone, cement, and wood, causing your home to appear dirty or even stained in some places. Shingled and roll tiled roofs require cleaning. You will want to get your roof pressure washed every two to three years, more if you live in places where inclement weather can cause more mold than average. If you start to see dark patches on the surface of your roof, there could be mold growing and removed to save the integrity of the roofing materials and increase the roof’s life.

  • Keeping in compliance with HOAs

If you own a home in a development with a Home-Owners Association (HOA), there are likely rules about keeping the home and property clean and tidy. Hiring a professional who can keep your home up, by pressure washing it, to the association’s standards is a smart decision.

  • Pressure washing increases the curb appeal if you are selling the home.

Most realtors will tell you that one of the essential elements that sell a home is curb appeal. Sometimes, a prospective buyer will tell the realtor to drive on to the next house on the list if the home’s front is dirty and unappealing. Driveways and walkways that are dark, dirty, or stained, roofs, doors, and walls that look shabby or showing signs of mold, will get passed by.

  • Pressure washing prevents damage to concrete and stone by clearing roots systems of wayward plants.

Getting all those nasty roots out of the cracks in your foundation and walkways will help stave off cracking in the cement. Cracks can grow and cause severe damage.

Why hire a professional:

You might ask, “why can’t I get a good nozzle and do this myself?” Hoses and home faucets have just so much pressure and, in most instances, will not produce the force needed to truly clean the surfaces of your home. You can buy a pressure washer but note that they are not cheap. A high-grade Pressure Washer can cost at least $350, and the one you might purchase from a leading home improvement store can produce 3200 PSI at best. The professional will bring a pressure washer whose power ranges from 3000-5000 Psi with increasing water temperature to 190 degrees that can remove nearly ANYTHING. Conversely, most store-bought pressure washers run on cold water. The heat will make a lot of difference in the results as well as the additional pressure.

Professionals like Goldstone Exterior can utilize a closed-loop recovery system to clean the most troublesome surfaces, removing down to 5 microns worth of build-up while reusing the water and preventing excessive sewer deposit.

Another reason to hire a pressure washing expert is that pressure-washing accidents add up to over 6000 yearly injuries, often taking determined people to the ER from accidentally spraying themselves. OR… you could damage your home’s elements in the cleaning process such as cracking paneling, blasting weakened stone, or removing shingles. Pressure washers require a learning curve to operate, even the far less powerful ones you can purchase at the big box stores. You will need to learn some techniques not to damage porous surfaces and wood or severely hurt yourself or your loved ones by accident.

There have also been electrocution and CO2 poisoning cases from using the pressure washer inside the garage or a small space. Professionals know the ins and outs, carry protective gear, and have the know-how to retain your home’s integrity.
Things to Hire a Professional to Pressure Wash:

  • Siding which can hold mold and dirt
  • Walls and columns
  • Garages where there could be oil spills and grease
  • Graffiti
  • Paint spills
  • Driveways 
  • Walkways
  • Roofs
  • Pool decks and surrounding areas

If you are in the Houston Texas or the surrounding area and would like a quote on pressure washing your home, give us a call at (713) 462-6900. We’d be happy to discuss your needs.

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