So you got a pressure washing quote from John Doe and it’s a bargain compared to the others. You’re probably inclined to think it doesn’t take a genius to pressure wash, so why not cash in on the savings. You’re right. Pressure washing isn’t rocket science. However, there is value in an experienced, knowledgeable professional. Before you trust your most valuable asset to the lowest bidder, consider what your money is actually paying for.
When done incorrectly, a pressure washer can damage siding, even chip hardi plank siding and loosen the hardware securing it to your home. In inexperienced hands, pressure washing can destroy window screens, damage window seals leading to leaks, and remove paint. Quite devastating to incur the cost and trouble of repainting your entire home when you only planned to clean it.
Your house is built to withstand rain and other moisture, and it can easily withstand a low PSI of a pressure washer. When pressure is too high, water may seep into your walls, run under flooring through door thresholds, or find its way into exterior vents. A pressure washing service should not leave you with soggy carpet, bowing hardwoods, water damage on your drywall, or moist attics. This will not only damage your home, but promote the growth of mold and other fungi.
Chemicals are especially concerning in the hands of the untrained. Recently, we restored the driveway of a homeowner who thought he was equipped to remove some driveway stains himself. Unfortunately, he stumbled upon advice to use muriatic acid which seriously damaged the color of his concrete driveway.
Pressure Washing At Its Finest
Pressure washing is a valuable part of home maintenance that keeps your home in tip-top shape while preventing bigger problems down the road.
At the hands of a genuine professional, pressure washing can clean your home of grime, bird droppings, and unsightly stains. A renewed appearance improves curb appeal and fills your heart with pride as you pull in your drive. The health of your home and family is improved as effective pressure removes mold and mildew build up. When these fungi go unchecked, they continue to grow and even invade both exterior and interior walls. However, mere water pressure will not remedy it’s removal. It must be treated with proper chemicals.
When done by a professional, pressure washing is a valuable step in preparing your home’s surfaces to be repainted or just getting ready to enjoy the outdoors at home.