Most people can handle their to-do list inside the home, but how many of you have the time, supplies, ability or desire to wash your house, deck and driveway? Too often these outdoor chores fall to the wayside, but don’t let ‘em! No more excuses: Window Genie is here to offer our top 3 reasons you should have a professional house wash this summer.
Want the freshest looking house on the block? Rain isn’t going to take care of those black streaks on your roof and siding. Everything from your driveway and sidewalks to your patio and deck, roof and house siding can be expertly restored by our team of trained professionals. Need to boost curb appeal because you’re selling your house? The condition of your home’s siding, deck, patio and driveway are all under a microscope during an open house and during inspections. A dingy, dirty, cracked, moldy home does NOT sell. As with window cleaning, regular pressure washing keeps your home’s vinyl, wood, concrete and brick surfaces not only looking good, but in great working condition. Allowing years of dirt, grease and grime to cake onto and penetrate these surfaces will surely lead to irreversible damage that prospective home buyers WILL notice. Potential home-buyers want to envision themselves enjoying the new home, they do NOT want to envision themselves moving in and inheriting a mess of expensive fix-ups.
MOLD, MILDEW & ALGAE, OH MY!
The black and green streaks you see on your roof and siding are not simply pollution or dirt… they’re mold, mildew and algae! Not only can an untreated mold problem damage your property, but it’s harmful to your family, pets and landscaping. Mold and algae spreads rapidly & feeds off moisture and organic matter wherever it can find it: these pests will creep down your siding, into your gutters, fascia board, foundation and attic. If you haven’t taken the time to inspect your roof, go outside now! Notice black build-up on your shingles or tiles? Don’t worry, it’s not too late to prevent permanent damage. This is treatable! If left un-treated however, the problem will only persist and add onto the list of reasons you may need to replace your roof. Putting off your house and roof washing chores can cost you big time, so don’t do it!
DIY Pressure Washing is a Nightmare
Many DIY enthusiasts will strip and dent their homes and decks this year with rental equipment in an attempt to go it alone and save money. The most common mistake do-it-yourself pressure washers will run into is applying too much pressure – this can tear up your roof tiles or shingles, dent your vinyl siding or carve out your wood deck. It is easy to underestimate the power of a jet of water, and in addition to damaging your home, you could hurt yourself. On the flip side, too little pressure just makes everything wet, doing little to remove stains. Don’t waste your day guessing on a big job like this. Window Genie’s house washing technicians are fully trained and equipped with the appropriate machines required for every job and every stain. Hiring a professional for your pressure washing service ensures a safe, thorough clean every time. If it’s the roof you’re cleaning, never step foot on it without a partner, proper safety equipment & the skills needed to get the job done quickly and effectively. In addition, with house washing you need to mind electrical hazards. For more on the dangers of DIY pressure washing, check out our blog.