Pressure washing can be a daunting task – especially if you have no idea how often you should have it done. Pressure washing the exterior of the home too often in a short span of time runs the risk of doing damage. Pressure washing it too little, causes the surface to degrade and look dirty and unkempt. The correct frequency depends on a few factors. Let's take a look at a few of them.
The amount of rainfall?
Typically, we consider raining a good thing. With fresh water falling from the sky, it makes sense to think that rain will rinse off our cars and our house. While it is true that rain cleans a certain amount of surface gunk, it also contributes to a dirty home exterior. If you have had much rain recently, your home's exterior is dirtier than it appears, and you need power washing services sooner rather than later.
Humidity attracts mold and mildew to your home's exterior - this causes it to look dirty and poses a health risk to your family and guests. When humidity levels are high, it is crucial to have a professional pressure washing service that will make your exterior look like new again, and dually ensure that mold and mildew disappear from your home's exterior.
When it looks 'dirty.'
One of the easiest tell-tale signs of a need for pressure washing is simply when your house looks dirty. If run your finger over a section of the exterior of your home, and notice dirt on your finger, then it is time to contact a professional to provide you with pressure washing services. If you live in an area that attracts dust, is surrounded by trees or is on a dirt road, it is good to have your home's exterior pressure washed regularly.
Rule of thumb: clean it once a year.
If you are still not sure how often to pressure wash your home's exterior, a good rule of thumb is to have it cleaned annually. Including pressure washing in your spring cleaning routine gives you the time to hire a power washing professional to use the proper chemicals and equipment to make your home's exterior look shiny and new.
If you are ready for your home to be professionally pressure washed, Gator Clean has you covered. Call us today 352-508-4556 or fill out our free quote request form.