As we move into fall, the trees will start shedding their leaves, and time spend outside our homes will become rarer and rarer. It’s this time of year when exterior home maintenance becomes less desirable. The excellent news is that pressure washing is a convenient and cost-effective method of getting the job done quickly and with minimum fuss.
No matter where you live, be it in the city or the countryside, the outside of your home will always be susceptible to the elements, both natural and man-made. Some of the common elements that can leave your home looking a little worn around the edges include:
- Tree sap
- Vehicle pollution
Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do to stop these elements attacking the surfaces of your home, but with some regular TLC, you can have the surfaces back to their best in no time. And pressure washing is probably the best option to get this done.
Daily exposure to the elements can wreak havoc on the exterior surfaces of your house, with the buildup of dirt and grime making the house look a little sad. Come spring, you may consider a fresh coat of paint to brighten things up, but without a thorough cleaning, the results will be disappointing.
Pressure washing is an excellent method of removing anything from the outside walls, regardless of how stubborn the buildup or paint is. This job can be done quite quickly with the right tools and know-how, with it being absolutely vital that the correct nozzle and pressure is used.
This essential household defense can get seriously clogged up around this time of the year. Left uncleaned, it can lead to blockages and potential flooding.
For many homeowners, the prospect of spending time up a ladder isn’t appealing, which is what makes a pressure washer an invaluable piece of equipment. A professional cleaner will likely have extension hoses—and won’t mind heights—so they will be able to get the job done quickly and thoroughly.
Our driveways are one of the most frequently used outside areas no matter what time of the year it is. As such, they are exposed to all manner of contaminants. Whether you use brick or concrete, a build-up of dirt over time can lead to damaged surfaces, which, if left uncleaned, will eventually lead to the need for a replacement.
This extra expense is avoidable if you regularly clean and treat the surfaces. Pressure washing provides an affordable alternative that will get rid of oil, dirt, and grease while also restoring the natural color of the driveway.
Decking and Garden Furniture
As the days draw shorter, we tend to spend less time outside, and the cleaning of decking and other wooden surfaces goes way down the to-do list. This is completely understandable, and with an appropriate cover or storage, these items are unlikely to get too dirty.
However, when spring rolls around, you will be itching to get back outside. You’ll want exterior areas to be looking good. While you can cover your furniture, your decking is likely to have collected on a lot of dirt over the winter. Luckily, gone are the days where a post-winter cleanup would involve some serious elbow grease.
A professional armed with a pressure washer can get the decking looking brand new within a very short timeframe. The grime and dirt will be washed away, ready for some new varnish. Then you will be ready to put on the barbecue!