To Pressure Wash or Not to Pressure Wash: What are the Risks?
Posted on Oct 13, 2017
Your property is looking a little green lately. The once-white, picket fence is now a hazy yellow. Your home’s foundation is breaking out in moldy blemishes that slowly work their way up to the windows. You’d like to pressure wash the encroaching eyesores and give your home the glow that it once had. But is pressure washing too risky?
You’ve heard stories of damaged property: breakage, wood rot, and injured lawns and gardens. Wouldn’t it be safer to scrub the house yourself or rent a pressure washer? At least you would be in control.
It’s true, pressure washing poses a risk to your property, but the benefits far outweigh the risks. Pressure washing both protects and improves your home’s exterior. Mold and dirt not only discolor sidewalks, siding, and fences, but also permanently ruin their surfaces. Routine pressure washing preserves your property while making it look its best year-round.
Most of the risks homeowners experience are the result of hiring amateur technicians. Professional technicians won’t cause wood rot by shooting water under your siding. Furthermore, they’ll use low pressure water on delicate surfaces and gardens will be protected from detergents with coverings or hydro soaking.
If you’re worried pressure washing won’t get rid of all of your mold, rest easy. Ninety-nine percent will disappear—enough to make your home sparkle! Some stubborn artillery mold may leave a few black specks behind, but they will greatly diminish after exposure to the sun.
Are you tempted to rent your own pressure washer instead of hiring a professional? Don’t risk long-term expenses for shortcut savings. Costs add-up quickly when replacing ruined windows, siding and decking. Hiring a professional technician is well worth the cost if it prevents you from accidentally damaging your home.
Bethany Associates offers professional window cleaning, pressure washing, awning cleaning and much more. We recommend you get your siding, sidewalks, and decks pressure-washed at least once a year. Keep mold and dirt at bay and enjoy a clean home year-round. Call us today at 888-601-4257 for a free estimate and we will be happy to serve you!