It’s great to have your home or business looking its best, but that’s only one part of what pressure and power washing can do for you. It also protects your property from damage, keeps your family or employees safe, and saves you a ton of time, energy, and money. A good pressure wash isn’t an extravagance, it’s a necessity. Let the friendly experts at KRS Pressure Washing in Florence, Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area handle your pressure washing—we’re certain you’ll be both surprised and pleased with the results!
What harm can some grime and moss do to a house? It turns out… a lot. Dirt, moss, grime, and other substances that build up on your building or outdoor items can eat away at surfaces, causing corrosion. They not only damage paint, concrete sealant, and other surface coatings, they can actually cause damage to the materials underneath, like your vinyl siding or the wood of your deck. The damage doesn’t just affect surfaces, because once surface coatings and materials start to break down, they leave everything underneath them vulnerable to damage as well. That means the interior of your walls can be exposed to moisture, vermin, and other intruders that can cause serious problems with the structure of the building and cause you a lot of discomfort. Pressurized washing lifts dirt, grime, moss, and other substances off your surfaces, and it also gets into even the tiniest crevices to blast out everything that has built up over time, stopping the damage before it has a chance to really take hold and create a major headache for the property owner.
After learning about the damage that can be stopped in its tracks with a good wash, it makes sense that pressure washing also saves you a lot of money by preventing damage. Having your home or business washed on a regular basis is far less expensive than repairing the damage that can result from letting the dirt and grime build up. Pressure washing is preventative maintenance, and you know what they say: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Your time is precious, so this is a significant benefit. You may be convinced that cleaning your building’s exterior is important, but why should you use pressure washing in particular? The amount of time and effort you save with a pressure washer, instead of trying to clean your items or buildings manually, is truly impressive. Imagine getting yourself a long-handled sponge mop and a bucket of water and going outside to spend your weekend scrubbing away at the outside of your house. You would get an excellent arm workout, so that’s good, but you might not even be able to finish the entire thing in a couple of days. The amount of time it would take to pressure wash your building depends on a lot of factors such as the size of your home or business, the number of people working on the washing, and how accessible all parts of the exterior are. But, it’s safe to say that even a large house could probably be completed within a few hours, and smaller surfaces could be looking like new within 30 minutes.
We all know that good hygiene is important to maintaining our health, but many people don’t realize that the cleanliness of exterior surfaces around our homes and workplaces can also have a direct impact on the health and safety of our families, employees, and even our pets. Pressurized washing removes the threat of disease-causing bacteria and creates an environment that is less hospitable to vermin, protecting the safety of everyone in the building. It also removes built up pollen from your surfaces, so if you or anyone you know suffers from pollen allergies, pressure washing can help reduce their allergy suffering.
We’ve explained that pressure washing isn’t all about appearances by any means, but it definitely bears mentioning that it can have a dramatic effect on the look of your home and business. If you have a brick pathway covered in moss and dirt, or siding that’s covered in grime, you might not even know what color they truly are until after they get a good wash. They’ll literally be looking brand new again, which boosts your curb appeal considerably. Curb appeal is important for homes, but it’s doubly important for businesses—fair or not, a lot of people will judge the quality of your goods or services by the appearance of your building, so boosting the curb appeal of your commercial property can actually increase your business.
If you’re thinking of selling your home, you’re probably looking for ways to increase its value. Pressurized washing is an inexpensive and effective way to do just that. When prospective buyers show up and see a thick coating of dirt on everything, they assume the home is in poor shape and not worth much. But if the first thing they see is clean, gleaming surfaces that look brand new, they’ll have no reason to suspect that your home is worth less than top dollar.
Considering sprucing up your building with a new coat of paint, or a more drastic change like new siding or even an addition? Before you start renovations on the exterior of your home or business, it’s a good idea to get it washed first. As you know, you can’t just slap paint down on a dirty surface. Besides basic cleaning, pressurized washing is also capable of removing loose or peeling paint as well, leaving you with a smooth, primed surface to work on.
Chances are, you don’t have a pressure washer just lying around ready to use. Sure, you could rent one, but that’s an expensive hassle and also very time-consuming. You’d have to find one to rent, pick it up, learn the basics of using it, complete your task, fill it back up with gas, and return it—all within one business day if you don’t want to incur extra charges. On the other hand, a professional contractor already has the best equipment for the job and knows how to use it. He’ll arrive with the pressure washer ready to go and clear it away at the end of the day, no fuss necessary on your part.
Pressure washing has the potential to be hard on the environment for a couple of reasons: it uses a lot of water, it can involve soap and other cleaning chemicals that aren’t good for the soil, and it can rinse grime, grease, and other pollutants onto the ground or into the sewer. A professionally trained contractor such as the experts at KRS Pressure Washing will take care to minimize the impact to the environment with techniques that reduce water usage and avoid harmful chemicals. This protects not only the soil and plants nearby, but also wild animals and pets that may come in contact with pressure washer run off.