How Your Home Exterior Gets Dirty
When moisture from precipitation and condensation collects on your siding it can leave water stains or even lead to mold and mildew growth if not dried by the sun. In the spring your yard is visited by birds and their droppings will hit your house and harden and dry onto the paint leaving stains. And let’s not forget that every Spring in Atlanta all homes are plastered with a thick layer of green and yellow pollen. If not cleaned, pollen becomes a hardened sludge that smears and stains your home and does not wash off in the rain. Also, dirt and debris carried by high winds may stick to your siding and puddles of red clay can splash against your foundation and doors leaving a very visible stain.
Why Do I Need My Home Pressure Washed?
A Healthy Home For A Healthy Family
A home exterior is your family’s protection against nature’s elements to keep you warm and dry. If you don’t routinely pressure wash your home exterior you will run the risk of reducing the air quality inside of your home and negatively impacting the health of your family.
The appearance of your home is a direct reflection on your social status and well being in your community. If you plan to sell your home it is one of the most important factors on your profit and how quickly you will sell your home. If your home exterior is left in disrepair you may suffer negative relationships with your neighbors or even face financial penalties if you live in a HOA community.
Painting Your Home
It does not matter what material your siding and trim are made of, no type of paint will adhere to dirt and residue. Pressure washing will also help remove loose paint that must be scraped off prior to painting.
The longer you keep your home exterior clean the longer your exterior paint will last. Remove nests made by birds and bees and avoid pests from entering your attic.
Options For Pressure Washing Your Home
D.I.Y. – Do It Yourself Tips
Be sure to adjust the pressure on your machine to ensure that you do not remove paint if you are not planning to paint. If you don’t own a pressure washer you can always rent one at your local hardware store. If you use bleach as a rinsing agent make sure you flush the pump with clean water to avoid damage that you may be responsible for.
Hire A Professional
Swell Contractors can pressure wash your home annually. The benefit is that you build a relationship with our company. Our crew will gain knowledge about your home’s condition and take preventative measures to protect you from costly carpentry repairs when paint breaks down and water causes wood to decay. We can proactively estimate when you should have your home exterior painted and give you greater preference on scheduling the project.