How a Pressure Washer Works and the Benefits of Cleaning Your Home’s Exterior

Benefits Pressure Washing Home ExteriorDoes the exterior of your home remain dirty no matter how many times you try to clean it? It may be time to consider power washing. Power washing is a method of cleaning in which professionals use a pressure washer to remove mildew and mold from your house siding, deck, or other outdoor surfaces. It is important to understand how a pressure washer works and the benefits of using a washer on your outdoor surfaces.

Pressure Jets

One of the reasons why a pressure washer cleans better than other methods is because of science. Water has a slight electric polarity, which means that it sticks to things by itself. The high-pressured jet with water blasts dirt free. The pressure of the jet has high kinetic energy, which washes away the dirt, and because it only uses water it doesn’t damage most surfaces.

Parts of Pressure Washer and How it Works

To understand how a power washer works, know that it is a water pump powered by a motor or engine. The pump accelerates normal faucet water to a high pressure, and then disperses it through a hose. Many different attachments can be added to the hose depending on the desired result of the cleaning and the surface being cleaned.

The Benefits of Using a Pressure Washer

There are 4 benefits that should be noticed when considering power washing:

1. Increase Home Value

This is one of the easiest ways to raise the value of your home. According to The National Association of Realtors, having your home cleaned by a power washer can add up to $15,000 to its sale price.

2. Curb Appeal

The curb appeal of your house is important, especially if you are trying to sell your home or plan to in the near future. Power washing your home and other outdoor surfaces makes them look refreshed and newer.

3. Save Money in the Future

Scheduling regular power washing of your house can prevent exterior damage in the future. Mold and mildew can eat away at your home. Look at it as a preventative measure; the more you take care of your home now, the less you will have to spend on repairs in the future.

4. Keep Your Family Healthy

There are many different kinds of bacteria that live in and on your home. Power washing gets rid of mildew, mold and other bacteria that can be harmful to you and your family’s health. Considering power washing your home as well as other outdoor surfaces such as, your pool, patio, driveway, and walkway.

It is never too late to decide to power wash your house or other outdoor surfaces. Choosing to get your home professionally power washed is a good choice for your home and other surfaces, as well as your family. We believe that your home is your biggest investment and you should give it the proper maintenance that it deserves. We use a low-pressure power washer that accurately cleans your home while leaving minimal damage. Allow us to give your home the deep clean that it needs.

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  1. Pressure washing sounds like a pretty great method of cleaning. I like the fact that it can actually increase the value of a building. We are actually trying to sell our home, and I’d love to get an extra $15,000!

  2. The motor used to push the water through the hose must be a pretty strong one to get the water to come out like it does. That makes me think that repairing a pressure washer hose would probably be something that would be best left to the professionals. With the motor being high powered and the probable complexity of the system messing it up could end up being catastrophic if it were to explode.

  3. You made a great point about how this can help prevent mildew and mold from eating away at your home. I’ve been noticing our house looking more drab than usual and have been considering getting this done just to help it look nicer for spring. Now I think I’ll consider getting it done regularly to help prevent further damage.

  4. I like how you point out that having a clean house can help increase your home’s value. My husband and I want to sell our home, but our vinyl siding looks more brown than white now. It seems like it’d be a good idea for us to get someone to pressure wash it for us.

  5. Thank you for the advice about pressure washing the place if we intend to sell it in the future because it tends to leave a fresh and new look afterward. We do plan on selling the building in the near future because we will be moving to a different location. Since there are some parts on the side of the building that are stained, I think we need to pressure wash them. That way, we can attract more potential buyers.

  6. I wasn’t aware that power washing gets rid of mildew, mold, and other bacteria. It makes sense that having your property power washed will result in a healthier family! I think I want to contact a power cleaning company to come to clean the outside of my home. There has been a lot of rain and wind lately and this has blown on the side of my house, making it look dirty and discolored.

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