person pressure washing a drivewayHappy June! It looks like we’re finally headed into the summer season in full swing. YAY! We’re finally getting to enjoy sunshine and warm air and lack of clouds in the sky. And let’s just say, after that long, cold, wet winter… we sure deserve it. 

Now that summer is upon us, it’s officially time to wash away winter with professional pressure washing services! Over the cold season, the exterior of your home can become quite dirty. Dust, dirt, gravel, mold, and other things can start to build up on your siding, driveway, and sidewalks. So, if you’re looking to truly enjoy your outdoor space during the summertime, it’s important to get it all cleaned up. 

In today’s blog post, we’ll chat with you about why washing away winter is critical and what exactly to pressure wash during your spring cleanup. Then, we’ll finish the blog off by talking about why hiring the professionals for your pressure washing service is well worth it. 

Let’s get right into it! 

Why is it Important to Wash Away Winter?

So… why does it matter? Why is washing away winter important? There are actually many reasons why it’s important and, contrary to popular belief, they go far beyond aesthetic purposes. 

1. Grime, dirt, gravel, and more can build up and accumulate on your sidewalks, driveways, decks, and siding throughout the winter. 

Everyone knows the familiar feeling of watching the snow melt in the spring only to reveal the copious amounts of dirt and gravel that it has left behind… Yeah… not fun. But, that’s just the name of the game. Wind and snow will push and hold the dirt and gravel on your property. So what though?

2. Believe it or not, this debris can cause safety issues. 

As the littles around your neighborhood begin to pull out their scooters and bikes, as the seniors begin to go on afternoon strolls with their walkers, and as people in general begin to take to the sidewalks again, safety issues can arise. Gravel and/or dirt on your sidewalks or driveways can cause a plethora of unnecessary problems. 

Trust us, it’s better to just get them cleaned off before you’re causing scraped knees. 

pressure washing the siding on a house
Pressure washing your siding can prevent expensive damages.

3. Beyond this, not pressure washing your home after winter can cause expensive damages to your home.

If you decide not to wash away the winter, mold, mildew, and algae can actually be trapped in your siding and get into your walls. Moisture can stain your siding, break down your foundation, and actually get into your walls, causing mold and, therefore, serious health issues over time. This is only scratching the surface… 

Yup, that means that pressure washing away the winter can actually save you thousands of dollars of damages in the long run. 

4. Pressure washing away the winter will also increase your curb appeal!

Remember when we mentioned that the benefits of pressure washing your property go far beyond aesthetics? Well, that’s completely true. But, at the same time, aesthetics are an awesome benefit! 

Pressure washing the exterior of your home and other parts of your property can transform it from tired and drab to bright and vibrant. Your curb appeal will greatly increase and you’ll be the envy of your neighborhood. 

The before and afters of pressure washing are incredibly satisfying. It truly makes a world of difference. Additionally, getting a thorough pressure washing service will also preserve your property value. 

5. Pressure washing will get your property ready for other home improvement projects. 

Summer is the ideal time to undertake many home improvement projects. A professional pressure washing service is the perfect way to prepare for these projects and will get your property ready. 

Painting your house? Painting your deck? Pressure washing prepares your home for it. Redoing your driveway or walkways? Pressure washing prepares them for it. Working on your garden and landscaping? Pressure washing helps! Ready to get new siding for your home? Pressure wash first! You get the point. 

man in rainsuit pressure washing driveway
Make sure to add your driveway to your pressure washing to-do list!

What to Pressure Wash in the Summer

If you’re wondering what parts of your home and property you should pressure wash for the summertime, this section is for you. 

1. Driveways

The gravel build up is particularly bad on driveways which is why it’s very important to make sure to pressure wash your driveway. 

2. Siding

Get that grime and dirt off of there to reveal a sparkling clean home underneath! 

3. Patio

Take your hangout spot to the next level. A clean patio or deck will be the gathering spot of the summer for you and your loved ones, especially if they don’t have to step in dirt the whole time!

4. Walkways

It’s important to get the racetrack for the neighborhood toddler tricycle races in top condition before the race season starts!

5. Gutters

Check out our recent blog post, 7 Signs That Your Gutters are Clogged & Why You Need to Get Them Cleaned ASAP to learn more about why pressure washing gutters is vital.

Check out this crazy satisfying pressure washing video:

Why Leave It Up To The Professionals?

Hiring professional pressure washers to clean the exterior of your home and property is well worth the time, effort, and money involved. Although you can try to do it yourself, the professionals will be able to get it done for you in less time, with less safety risks, and with higher quality. Here’s why: 

    • Professional pressure washing technicians will maintain a high level of safety 

Professional pressure washers have safety practices and procedures in place to keep them, you, and your property safe. They’re familiar with ladders, personal protective equipment, and using the pressure washer the correct way for the highest level of safety. 

    • Professional pressure washers have the proper equipment and know how to use it

This essentially means that pressure washing technicians can avoid the damages or injuries that can occur with improper use of the pressure washers. They also always have the best of the best equipment on hand because, well, it’s their job to. 

Direction, angle, PSI strength, and proximity to the surface all have to be spot-on for a proper, safe pressure washing service. If they’re not, pressure washing machines can break or etch into surfaces.

    • Professional pressure washing technicians will be much more efficient

Perfecting the art of pressure washing is tough. When technicians are pressure washing day in and day out, they become very good at it and are able to complete it much quicker. 

Not only will they take less time than you may take, but hiring professionals to complete your pressure washing services means that you don’t have to spend any time doing it at all! Spend your time doing the things you love with the people you love, rather than pressure washing the exterior of your home. 

If you’re ready to wash away the winter, call our team of professional pressure washing technicians at 780-651-1533!