Should You Power Wash Your House Or Soft Wash Your House? Is There A Difference?

Should You Power Wash Your House Or Soft Wash Your House? Is There A Difference?

When you’re placing your house on the market, you want it to look the best it can, inside and out. Or maybe it is just looking dirty and old and you want to freshen it up. Either way, getting a professional power washing service will get the job done and done right.

Besides those two possible reasons you’re considering getting your house washed, there are other good reasons to schedule a pressure wash service for your home, and we’re going to review those reasons here:

OWNERSHIP PRIDE

You work hard to keep and maintain your home, so you want it to look its best. A professional, thorough power washing service will do the following:

  •       Removesanimal and insect nests near the soffits
  •       Removes the ugly black streaks on the siding
  •       Removes the green algae and lichen
  •       Removes build-up of dirt and grime
  •       Refreshes UV ray faded areas

 

IMPROVED CURB APPEAL

No matter how much money, labour, and time you invest in your home’s landscaping, if the roof and siding are aged or dirty and grimy, your home’s curb appeal is affected. When you have worked hard to have beautiful landscaping, a professional pressure wash service can make the exterior part of your home look just as good. Getting the patio, porch, and walkways all cleaned with a professional power washing service is the do-it-all key to improving the curb appeal of your home.

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PROTECTION FOR YOUR HOME

Your home is exposed to the climate and elements every day, contaminants like algae, lichen, and mold become permanently embedded on your home if you don’t have it cleaned on a regular schedule. When algae, lichen, mildew, and mold sit on your house, over time it will begin eating away at the siding then the wood underneath. You can do this yourself with a power washer from a big box home improvement store or schedule a professional power washing to get it done thoroughly with a warranty.

THE ROI IMPROVES

When you bought your home, you made a large investment, so taking care of that investment is important. A pressure wash service is one of the best ways to keep that investment in good condition and keep your ROI at a high price. Experts in the real estate industry have said a thorough power washing to a home can improve the value as much as $15,000. 

What Is The Best Method To Wash A House?

Some contractors offer a soft power washing method and others offer a high-pressure power washing method, which is two very different methods. Both are effective, but the high-pressure power washing can damage some surfaces, like plastic siding. However, the soft power washing method isn’t always strong enough and need special cleaning products to do the work.

If you are looking for the best way to remove paint from a house before repainting, a high-pressure wash is what you need to use. This is also a good method if you have a driveway, patio, or porch that needs a thorough cleaning.

A soft pressure wash is a safe method for removing the algae, dirt, grime, mildew, and mould from the sides of your house or on the rooftop. Soft power washing method relies on specialized cleansers and delivers the water in a softer way but in a high volume. 

What Should You Ask A Contractor Before Hiring For A Power Washing Service?

While interviewing contractors to pressure wash your home, inquire which method they use and if the soft pressure wash is their method, ask about the products being 100% environmentally friendly. You should ask how long they have been doing this type of service, do they have recent references you can check, are they insured, and if the area you live requires, are they certified and/or licensed? Always get a quote in writing and make sure there is a guarantee offered.

 

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