Spring is a great time for power washing
Looking for a fast, easy and affordable way to remove moss, dirt, mildew and debris from your home’s roof, exterior, foundation, walkways or driveways? Do you want to quickly and completely remove winter’s dirt and salt residue from your building’s parking lot? Power washing may be exactly what you’re looking for!
A power washer creates a high-pressure spray to remove dirt, organic debris, moss growth, mold and mildew, chipped paint, mud, salt residue, grease, oil and even chewing gum from surfaces! Removing these substances from the surfaces around your home or business will not only improve its appearance, but also help your exterior surfaces last longer.
Over time, surfaces like decks and driveways can accumulate dirt and organic growths. Moss, mold and mildew grow in porous surfaces and degrade their outward appearance. Dirt from foot traffic can also get deposited on surfaces, making your space look dirty and run down.
If you’re preparing your home for sale this spring, power washing can immediately improve the exterior appearance of your home, and it can even boost your home’s asking price! According to the National Association of Realtors, power washing can increase the listing price of a home by as much as $15,000.
If you’re not planning to sell your home, but you suffer from seasonal allergies, a power wash can help reduce pollen, mold, mildew and other irritants around your home. In addition to removing these irritants on your home’s exterior, power washing can also reduce them in your home’s interior, by reducing the irritants that get tracked into your home.
Power washing is an inexpensive yet highly effective way to remove dirt and debris, and return your home’s exterior to the clean, bright appearance you expect.
Pressure washing versus power washing: what’s the difference?
If you’re considering a power wash for your home, you may also hear the term “pressure washing” and wonder if there’s a difference. As it turns out, there is! Pressure washing and power washing use similar equipment. They both create a stream of water that leaves the nozzle at a similar pressure. The important difference between pressure washing and power washing is that power washing equipment heats the water to a high temperature.
Hot water is just better at removing some kinds of dirt. High temperatures can kill organic growths like mold, moss and mildew. Heated water can kill the small weeds that grow in the cracks of your sidewalk, driveway or parking lot. It’s also better at breaking up grease and dissolving both sugars (like sap or tar) and chewing gum, both of which attract more dirt.
Most pressure washers and power washers allow the user to control the water pressure at the nozzle. The user can dial the pressure back for a “softer” wash on some surfaces and dial it up to get hard surfaces seriously clean! Variable pressure means that softer surfaces around your home or business can still get the benefit of a good power wash without sustaining damage.
Margo Painting offers power washing services for both residential and commercial customers. With help from Margo Painting, the exterior of your home or business will be shining in no time! Even better, power washing is quick and efficient. Consider adding a professional power wash to your spring and fall cleaning routines to keep your home or business sparkling!
For more information about power washing services, or to schedule a power wash from Margo Painting and Power Washing, call us at (330) 204-7277.