Pressure Washing for Improved Looks and Safety

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We talk a lot about how water can do serious damage to your home or business. That said, water can also be a powerful ally when deployed the right way and combined with the right cleaning agents. Pressure washing is the process by which water and detergent are ejected at high velocity toward a given surface to remove dirt and debris. In the wrong hands, this process can cause damage, but when performed properly, it can improve the look, safety, and integrity of various exterior surfaces. Let’s go over the many benefits of professional pressure washing.

Benefits of Pressure Washing Homes

Efficiently Restore Your Property’s Appearance

No matter what you do, the environment will take its toll on your property’s exterior. Over time, the siding of any home or business will accumulate dirt, dust, and grime. It’s also common for fungi such as mold and mildew to thrive (especially in warm, damp environments). All of this contamination can make even a previously pristine property look dingy. Like any other surface, a proper cleaning can go a long way to restoring appearances. However, it’s not easy to access many of the surfaces outside your property. The power and long range afforded by pressure washing makes it possible to thoroughly clean even the hardest-to-reach portions of your property’s exterior so you can get rid of all that grime.

Prepare Your Property for Fresh Paint

Speaking of appearances, pressure washing is also an important step to take before repainting exterior surfaces. Trying to apply paint to a filthy surface won’t produce ideal or long-lasting results. If you want to refresh your home’s or business’ exterior paint job, then you’ll want to take care of commercial or residential pressure washing beforehand.

Prevent Mold and Grime from Eating Away at Your Property

The grime that builds up outside your property is more than an eyesore. Mold and mildew in particular can quickly spread and begin to find ways inside your property, causing deterioration and contributing to potential health and safety concerns. Investing in exterior power washing once or twice a year helps get rid of any spores that have begun to contaminate your property and stop them from multiplying and wreaking havoc.

Keep Your Deck in Great Shape

Your property’s siding isn’t the only exterior feature that could use periodic pressure washing. Outdoor decking should be cleaned throughout the year as well, both for appearances and safety reasons. A dirty, grimy deck offers less traction, increasing the risk of slips, trips, and falls for those using it. Pressure washing your deck (and re-staining it every 2-3 years) helps increase traction and reduce deterioration so you can enjoy your deck for a long time to come with fewer accidents.

Keep Your Gutters Functional Year-Round

Pressure washers are also useful tools for gutter cleaning. Throughout the year (especially during the fall), gutters can fill up with all sorts of debris, including leaves, twigs, pine needles, droppings, nests, and more. If neglected, your gutters can become so clogged that they fail to function properly, causing water to back up, freeze in cold weather, and cause damage. While you can remove much of this debris by hand, opting to pressure wash your gutters speeds up the process and helps remove more stubborn grime and stains.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Pressure Washing

In the right hands, a pressure washer is a versatile tool that improves your property’s appearance and safety. At Nash Painting, we offer standalone pressure washing services to our clients across Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin, TN, and we also provide these services prior to exterior painting projects to deliver the best results. To learn more about us, our services, and our values, call us at 615-829-6858 today!