Do you regularly service your car as a means of keeping it in its best condition and to avoid missing necessary repairs? If so, do you also take the same approach to your home’s exterior?
If not, don’t worry, you’re not alone – many homeowners are the same. However, regular maintenance of the exterior of your home can deliver a wide variety of benefits.
Just as investing in your car’s maintenance can see you discover and remedy issues before they become expensive problems, cleaning the exterior of your home can do the same.
If you’ve never considered this before or are on the fence as to whether it is necessary, here’s why booking a professional pressure cleaning service for your home is so worthwhile.
Why Regular Pressure Cleaning Is Important
Whether we are talking about your gutters, windows, walls, tile roofing, driveways, pathways or similar, regular high-pressure cleaning is essential.
Dirt, grime and other natural deposits such as bird waste, leaf build-up, sap and pollution can all damage the surfaces of your home.
Many of these are quite acidic and if left for long periods will begin to eat into paint and corrode metals – this is why it is so important to remove them.
The Benefits of Regular Pressure Cleaning
Regular pressure washing of your home comes with so many great benefits, including but not limited to:
- Refreshing your home’s exterior and boosting its curb appeal
- Removing harmful deposits that can damage paint, guttering and other surfaces
- Eliminating hazards caused by slippery growths on pathways, walkways and driveways
- Helping to reduce the amount of pollen that settles on your home and stop it from being tracked indoors
- Fewer cobwebs and insects in and around the home
- Can help to prolong the life of painted exteriors
- Damage can be spotted and repaired early on
Avoid Costly Repairs with Regular Pressure Cleaning
If you find yourself having to replace guttering, re-paint or re-clad your home or discover interior damage from a hidden roof leak, you’ll be facing an expensive repair bill.
While not all damage is avoidable during your home’s lifetime, organising regular high-pressure cleaning services is a much more cost-effective option that can help you avoid several common issues.
For example, leaf little left sitting in gutters can quickly corrode the metal beneath while also causing water to pool and overflow into your home’s roof cavity.
Cleaning these and keeping them maintained is a much cheaper alternative to total gutter replacement or dealing with water ingress inside.
How Pressure Cleaning Can Save You Money
Not only can professional pressure washing save you money on repairs, but it can also save you in other ways.
If your home’s exterior is painted, keeping it clean can help you avoid expensive repainting costs for longer.
Not a repair per se, but essential to keeping your home looking great and protected from the elements, simply cleaning the paint yearly could save you thousands in the long term.
Can I Power Wash My Own Home?
The majority of pressure cleaning equipment used by homeowners is not recommended for all surfaces. Additionally, incorrect use of this equipment could see you cause damage to your home rather than avoid it.
This is why it is recommended to engage a professional in this space.
Why You Should Hire a Professional Pressure Cleaning Service
Trained to work safely at heights, assess the individual needs of your home and equipped with professional tools of the trade, engaging an experienced cleaning service is the best course of action.
Firstly, the water pressure of professional pressure cleaning equipment can be adjusted to suit the area being cleaned. This keeps water from being pushed into areas it shouldn’t be (such as during roof cleaning) while also allowing a softer wash on more fragile surfaces.
Likewise, depending on the area being cleaned and the type and level of build-up, a professional will know how to prepare the surface for the most effective outcome.
This cleaning method may involve the use of biodegradable cleaning solutions and gentle scrubbing in advance of washing.
Add to this that they have ladders and other essential safety equipment that ensure an efficient, low-risk process and it’s easy to see why hiring a professional simply makes sense.
Kleen Genie – Your Trusted Local Experts
Locally owned and operated, the team at Kleen Genie offer a variety of services that can be tailored to your needs and budget.
Keep your home at its best and avoid expensive repairs with our help, call 1300 296 246 today to learn more.