Regular pressure washing a house removes built-up dirt, mud, mold, and other damaging debris, improving a home’s curb appeal and creating a clean environment around your property. Roof washing and window cleaning also remove layers of built-up dirt and damaging grime that you can’t rinse away with a standard garden hose!
Spring cleaning with a pressure washer removes developing mold and algae from a house exterior, while fall window cleaning and roof washing removes layers of storm debris, dried dust, soot, and other damaging residues from these surfaces.
Most homeowners know to wash their home’s exterior walls every year or as often as needed, but might overlook other needed areas of pressure washing around their property. It’s also good to note when certain surfaces and materials need power washing throughout the year, so you know the best time of year for roof washing, window cleaning, concrete power washing, and all other needed cleaning around your property.
If you’re a homeowner, you might consider exterior house washing in both the spring and fall, or alternate the seasons every year. There are many reasons to consider residential power washing during these times; note some of those reasons here, so you know which is the right time to schedule pressure washing for your home:
A home’s roof is often covered in layers of soot, dirt, dried dust, acid rain residues, air pollution debris, bird droppings, and other damaging materials that tend to build up during spring and summer. A roof wash in the fall removes all that drying debris before it gets buried under a layer of snow!
Roof washing in the fall also allows you to check the roof for needed patching and other repairs. Missing shingles, holes in the roof, and other such damage let out your heat during winter months, increasing your utility costs and creating a drafty home interior. Opt for a roof wash every fall to keep the roof clean and allow you to make needed repairs before winter’s arrival.
During summer months, a home’s gutters tend to become caked with thick dirt, mud, silt, and other debris. Hot summertime sun dries this residue, clogging your home’s gutters and increasing the risk of water damage to the home’s exterior and its concrete foundation.
A soft wash gutter cleaning in the fall removes layers of caked-on, built-up dirt, mud, and other debris, as well as leaves, twigs, and bird droppings. Your home’s gutters will then be free of clogs and you’ll have less risk of ice dams forming along roof eaves during wintertime.
You might assume that you should schedule window washing for the fall, after summertime storms have passed through your area. However, a springtime window washing ensures that your windows are clean and streak-free, allowing you to enjoy the view during summer months and creating a home interior that is bright and sunny as well!
Professional window washing also typically includes a cleaning of the screens so that you can open your windows during summertime and not worry about cobwebs, dust, dead bugs, and other debris blowing into the home through those screens. A proper springtime window washing then allows for fresh air into your home during summer months along with that beautiful view!
Deck washing in the spring removes mold, mildew, algae, dirt, mud, and other residues from a wood deck, creating a safe surface for summertime barbecues! Deck power washing also restores the color of deck paint or stain so that your deck looks its best throughout the upcoming summer months.
A proper deck power washing also removes layers of residues so that you can examine the deck for needed repairs, and even apply a fresh coat of sealant if necessary. Your deck will then be in good condition as well as clean and attractive for summer parties.
As with exterior house washing, there are advantages to concrete power washing in both the spring and fall months:
If your property has a glass, wood, or vinyl panel fence, consider pressure washing that fence in the springtime. During winter months, snow often tends to cling to solid fences, bringing dirt and mud with it and creating an unsightly mess once everything melts in springtime!
Pressure washing a wood fence in the spring also prepares it for a coat of sealant or other coating, to ensure it’s protected throughout the year. A thorough fence washing also creates a clean backdrop for landscaping and ensures a welcoming environment during summertime.
Power washing is typically more complicated than many homeowners realize, which is why it’s good to call a professional pressure washing contractor for your home’s cleaning needs. However, if you do want to buy or rent a small machine and try some everyday cleaning around your property, note some common pressure washing mistakes to avoid as well as some tips for ensuring a thorough cleaning:
It’s also good to avoid pressure washing windows, your home’s roof, and gutters on your own. These surfaces and materials are easy to damage and improper washing techniques can leave behind unsightly and damaging detergents and surfactants. Call a professional power washing contractor for these jobs, to ensure the surfaces are cleaned properly and without damage.