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Should You Power Wash Your Home?

The process of power washing can raise a number of questions. For some homeowners, it also raises a few concerns. After all, the idea of a high-power stream of water being used on their property can seem a little intimidating.

To help answer a few of the most common questions about the process, we thought we would take a closer look here. And, as always, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to give us a call directly.

What Are the Benefits of Power Washing?

Over time your home will begin to collect dirt, mold, mildew, and pollutants on its outdoor surfaces. This just happens! It’s one of the downsides to being a huge, unmoving structure that has to sit unprotected from the elements year round.

A systematic, strategic power washing will rinse away those unwanted guests on your siding. This translates to a few very practical benefits, including:

  • Refreshed appearance
  • Longer lifespan for paint and coatings
  • Removes buildup that makes walkways slick over time (this is especially valuable on decks, patios, and poolside areas)

Will Power Washing Damage Your Home?

Like many home maintenance tools, a power washer is a piece of machinery that needs to be operated in a knowledgeable, careful way. The issues tend to arise when someone who really isn’t sure of what they’re doing rents a powerful unit for a Saturday project, then haphazardly washes their home.

It’s crucial to consider your home’s age, siding material, and where you are spraying. Washing around windows needs to be managed very carefully, and you should avoid spraying up under your eaves, just as a couple of examples. Or, if you have a brick home, the quality of the masonry needs to be considered too.

In short, power washing should never damage your home or cause leaks, but it can if the process isn't completed skillfully.

Should You Hire a Professional?

For all the reasons above, hiring a professional to power wash your home can take a lot of stress out of the equation. As is a good practice before hiring any home care professional, just be sure to research the prospective company, read their website, and make sure they offer a quality service that will be respectful of your property.

Are You Looking for Professional Power Washing Services in the Central Coast?

The Rogall Painting team is here and ready to help. Why not contact us today?

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