How Often Should You Power Wash Your Home?

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How Often Should You Power Wash Your Home?

It is recommended that you power wash your house at least once a year.

Before we get to the nitty-gritty, you might want to understand what power washing actually is. 

Power washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove dirt, loose paint, grime and more from objects such as vehicles and buildings. The process requires following strict safety regulations and procedures and wearing the right protective wear, so many will choose to hire a professional service in order to get the best results.

Though the recommended frequency is annual, there are a number of factors you should consider when determining how often you should power wash your house. Here are seven important factors to keep in mind.

1. You and Your Family’s Wellness and Health

If you go for a while without power washing your home, toxic contaminants like algae, mould and mildew may start growing around it. It’s difficult to notice them immediately, but breathing them in continuously can have a negative impact on your health as well as those around you. 

Hiring a professional pressure washing service nullifies the possibility of these contaminants to grow. Thus, you and your family are healthier.

2. Your Individual Preference

Maybe you had your home pressure washed as early as a month ago but if it isn’t as clean as you’d want it to be – there’s no harm in washing it again. 

You may consider taking out all your belongings if you can to reach those hard-to-reach spots in your home.

3. The Climate of the Area You Live In

Are there plenty of trees in the area where you live? Does the area experience a humid and wet climate? If yes, you should power wash your home regularly. Roof contaminants such as mildew and mould thrive in humid and wet environments.

There’s a likelihood of them growing quickly on your home if it has large tree overhangs around it too.

4. If You Planned any Home Renovation Projects

Before refinishing some areas in the exterior of your home or painting them, power wash your house first.

Power washing your house in advance provides a clean surface that you can easily work on. Additionally, it’s beneficial since your house dries up earlier than the due date when you should begin the project.

5. The Size of Your House and the Type of Surface to be Washed

How large is your house? If it is larger than average, you need to spend more time washing it. Make a deliberate effort to set aside enough time for it.

Although power washing is effective, mostly because hot water is used, you need to know which surfaces can safely be pressure washed.

Some surfaces are highly delicate and should never be power washed. They include stained wood, laminar sandstone, old furniture, asphalt roofing and any painted surface.

6. The Time of Year

The best time to carry out power washing is during spring or autumn. It’s alright to do it during the winter if there are a couple of warm days in it as well. 

If temperatures are predicted to fall gradually sometime in the week, consider giving power washing a second thought. The water may expand and freeze, therefore damaging surfaces that you’ve already cleaned.

7. Power Washing is Effective But Dangerous

Never perform power washing if you don’t have the skill or protective gear to carry out the process. Hire a local professional instead. 

At Pressure Cleaning Sydney, we have all the tools and necessary skills to give your house and other surfaces the thorough power washing they very well deserve. We offer a variety of efficient and reliable cleaning services and are always ready to help. 

2020-05-04T15:34:14+00:00 May 4th, 2019|Cleaning Blogs, House Washing in NSW|