Benefits of Exterior House Cleaning

Yellow house exterior with spring blooming rhododendronHarsh elements, whether natural or man-made, can cause the appearance of your home to deteriorate over time. Dirt, pollutants, smoke, mold, and mildew can all build up on the exterior of your home making it look dingy and aged. Not only can regular cleaning of your home’s exterior keep it looking fresh and new, it can also save you a lot of time and money in the future.

Why Pressure Wash your Home Exterior?

Home value: Pressure washing is considered one of the cheapest ways to boost the value of your home. Realtors recommend pressure washing when you put your house on the market in order to increase your sale price.

Curb appeal: First impressions are important. In the case of your home, the exterior is not only the first, but also the last thing people see when they come to visit. Whether you’re preparing to sell your house or just trying to make it less of an eyesore, pressure washing the exterior and cleaning windows can greatly improve its appearance.

Prevent Decay: Regular cleaning prevents decay and premature aging which can lead to lower value. While a neglected exterior can lead to problems if you decide to sell, regular maintenance can significantly reduce the amount of time and money you will have to put into home improvements.

Safety: Keeping your home exterior clean can keep mold and mildew at bay. Mold thrives in damp, warm, and humid environments and can quickly build up on the exterior of your home. Exposure to mold can cause serious health issues such as respiratory problems or fungal infections. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, bags, and pets can and be carried indoors.” Whether or not you’re allergic to molds, exposure can irritate your eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs. Learn more about the health risks and symptoms of mold exposure at Moisture and Mold Problems: Preventing and Solving Them in Your Home.

Avoid leaks: Leaves and debris build up in your gutters preventing water from flowing through. Overflow from clogged gutters can do damage to your siding, landscaping, or roof. Avoid future costly repairs by cleaning your gutters every spring and fall.

Why Hire a Professional Exterior Cleaner?

Time: Exterior cleaning is a time consuming and physically challenging project. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t have the many hours of free time involved in a full cleaning. Hiring a professional will allow you to spend your free time relaxing while your home gets an exterior facelift.

Knowledge: There are quite a few details that need to be taken into account when preparing to pressure wash your home. Different pressure washers have different abilities, certain types of surfaces could be damaged if not handled correctly, and different types of stains should be treated differently. Hiring a professional will ensure the proper equipment and/or cleaners are used and avoid damage which could lead to expensive repairs. If you decide you’d like to do it yourself, this article from Lowe’s can help you with preparation- Pressure Wash your Home Exterior>>

Our exterior pressure washing service is CLEAN & GREEN, using environmentally friendly products as safe for your landscaping as they are for the Chesapeake Bay. And best of all, our exterior cleaning includes hand washing of exterior windows and full clean out of your gutter and downspouts. Contact us today for help with your home exterior needs! Click here for a printable Special Value Offer!