When people think of cleaning their house, often their mind jumps straight to the house interior. We spend our time inside our houses, so it makes sense that this is the place we focus our cleaning efforts. However, cleaning your house exterior is the finishing touch to help you make your house a home. Every homeowner should make an effort to clean the exterior of their home regularly, and there are a lot of benefits to high-pressure cleaning the outside elements of your home that you might not be aware of. Here’s just some reasons you need to book your home in to be power washed as soon as possible!
Protect your walls from damage
If your walls are grubby, mildew and mould will start to grow. This can be damaging on walls and wooden fences. The mould will sit on the wood or around the cement of your bricks. The damp mould will cause the materials to start to weaken and crumble, and eventually your fence and wall will need repairs. This can be costly and time consuming. Luckily, a quick power wash will erode all of the mould and mildew and help keep your home structurally strong for longer – and it will save you on costly repairs!
Makes your home more hygienic
For those with a weak immune system, cleaning your home’s exterior may be a worthwhile investment. If your family spend a lot of time on the patio, or you have pets that walk in and out of the home, you are more susceptible to becoming ill from the transferal of germs from your outdoor area. A good wash will get rid of this buildup of dirt and germs and prevent your family from becoming ill.
Pollen, pollutants and irritants can be blown from your garden or nearby trees and parks and stick to your walls and doors. If your family suffers from hay fever or allergies, this can be a trigger for them and make them feel unwell. Washing can prevent these pollutants from affecting your family.
Increases kerb appeal
Cleaning sells! Finally if you are looking to sell, a clean and neat exterior can drastically increase your property’s kerb appeal. You may find that your home looks a brighter and more attractive colour with the layer of dirt and grim scrubbed off. The more attractive your home looks, the more potential buyers will like your property. If your home is for sale, this can encourage a quick sale and add value to your home!
Before you pressure clean your home walls, you need to make sure you aren’t going to cause more damage to your property! If you use a high pressure cleaner on a house that has cracking in the walls, water will likely get in where it shouldn’t and can cause problems. A professional cleaner will know how to clean the house in these tricky situations without doing damage to the home.