Reasons You Should Have Your Home Professionally Pressure Washed

If you have noticed that the exterior of your home is looking a bit dingy or if the homeowner's association has politely mentioned to you that the outside of your home is not quite up to their current standards, you may be planning a weekend with a ladder, soap, water, and squeegee. Fortunately, you can choose to have the entire area pressure washed by a professional in a fraction of the time that it would take you to do the task personally. In addition, pressure washing your home is often a more environmentally responsible choice than doing it by hand with a lot of heavy duty cleaners. If you are still on the fence about how you should have the exterior of your  home cleaned, the following information will be very helpful.

Pressure Washing Can Have A Controlled And Precise Direction Of The Water

It is important to note that pressure washing is typically a better choice when a large surface needs to be quickly cleaned due to the speed and ferocity of the water being released. For instance, while you would be spending a lot of time trying to remove the remainder of last year's mud storm from the shutters, the strong spray could simply spray it off. Therefore, you will be saving both time and energy by hiring professionals. 

It should be pointed out that if you are aware that your home needs a paint job or you have noticed that the existing paint has been coming off, it is a good idea to speak with the management as to how your house can be pressure washed without further damaging it. In that instance, it may be necessary to  use a weaker spray of water for  longer period of time. 

Pressure Washing Reduces Or Eliminates The Chemicals That Are Required

While it is easy to assume that cleaning the exterior of your home is always going to be safer than having it dirty, there are some people for whom the opposite will be true. People who are sensitive to chemicals, strong scents and VOCs could easily have an adverse reaction to the chemicals you are planning to use. VOCs are also known as volatile organic compounds and are commonly found in cleaning products. They can cause symptoms like dizziness, trouble breathing and nausea for sensitive individuals and although it is safer to use VOCs outside, they are still a long way from being safe for everyone.

It is also useful to remember that it would not just be the members of your household you should worry about in this situation, it could also be your neighbors.   Since residential pressure washing often uses only the flow of water to clean an area, it will usually be safer than you attempting to get the same results with a large number of chemicals.

In conclusion, having your home professionally power washed can allow it to regain its expected appearance easier and faster than if you were to clean the exterior of your home manually. Therefore, all responsible homeowners should consider the information provided above. 


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