house washing

House exteriors can be deceptively dirty. Dirt, grime, mildew and more can seriously detract from your home’s curb appeal. Thankfully, there’s a simple solution to this – pressure washing. 

However, so many of us simply don’t have the time, equipment or ability to manage cleaning our home’s exterior ourselves. In these instances or for anyone who simply desires an easier way, opting for a professional exterior house washing service is ideal.  

If you’re wary of the costs involved, this article can help you see how making a small investment in professional cleaning can have big benefits. And did you know there are ways to get even more out of your external house cleaning service? If you want to experience the maximum benefits of a house washing service, we’re here to help you on your way. 

Why Engage A Professional?

It’s no secret that hiring a professional house cleaning service can be a lifesaver. Not only does it free up your valuable time, but it can also take a load off of your mind knowing that someone else is taking care of the cleaning for you. 

If you’re not convinced about the benefits of investing in this professional service, let’s take a closer look.

  • Professional house cleaners are experts in high-pressure cleaning, they know exactly the right amount of pressure to use so that the surface of your home is cleaned, but not damaged in any way. 
  • They follow a proven cleaning process that ensures no areas are missed. They may also utilise specialist cleaning aids or chemicals that prevent the exterior of your home from becoming dirty or mouldy again too quickly. 
  • They have all the right equipment, from commercial grade pressure washers to ladders, brushes and more, they make light work of a big job. 
  • A professional can have your home completely refreshed with high-pressure cleaning in a much shorter timeframe than if you did it yourself. 
  • Many professional pressure cleaners for homes will also offer gutter cleaning and can perform window cleaning, pavement cleaning and more for a streamlined, simple service.
  • They operate with utmost safety. Professionals in exterior house cleaning adhere to all Occupational Health & Safety guidelines, protecting both themselves and all occupants from harm during the cleaning process. 

Taking all this into account, it is easy to see how engaging the support of a professional can save you time and money in the long run. You’re also guaranteed a great outcome with none of the hassle or stress that doing it yourself can bring. 

Making The Most Of Your External House Washing

If you’re ready to dive in and experience all the benefits of professional house washing, here are our tips for making the most of your exterior house clean.  

1. Schedule Regular Cleanings 

This may seem like an obvious one, but by scheduling regular cleanings, you can keep your home looking its best all year round. Not only will it save you time in the long run, but it will also keep your home in tip-top shape.

This is because more frequent cleaning means less build-up for your cleaner to eradicate. Less build-up also means less damage to the home’s exterior overall as the paint, trims, windows and more are being kept clean. 

Both the size of your home and the degree of cleaning required will be factored into your quote, so more frequent cleaning can see you paying less over time. 

2. Communicate With Your Cleaner

Be sure to communicate with your cleaner about any specific areas that you would like them to focus on. This way, they can tailor their cleaning routine to your individual needs and preferences. This also ensures they can plan for enough time to complete the work to your specifications. This is also the time when you can make them aware of any known leaks in your roof or windows that could affect the way they approach the cleaning. 

Ask regarding any cleaning solutions that may be used in the cleaning process. Understand how these work and whether they are safe for use around pets and children. 

3. Take Advantage Of Extras

Many external house cleaners offer additional services such as window washing, gutter cleaning, and pressure washing. These extras can make a big difference in the overall appearance of your home and are all essential maintenance tasks. 

Taking time to have these addressed at the same time as an exterior wash can help your home avoid falling into disrepair or becoming damaged. 

4. Be Diligent

In between cleans, if you note your gutters are full or that mould or mildew is making an appearance, contact your exterior house cleaner sooner than later to resolve these issues. 

The sooner these concerns are addressed the less chance they can cause damage to your home and the less time your cleaner will need to resolve them. 

5. Keep Your Garden Tidy

Keeping trees and shrubs trimmed away from your home can help it to stay cleaner between professional washing and cleaning visits. As an added benefit, this can also stop creepy crawlies from gaining access to your home. 

By following these tips, you can get the most out of your external house cleaning service and keep your home looking its best all year round!

What To Expect During An Exterior House Wash

To ensure a great job is done, your pressure washing expert will do much more than simply set up a gurney. 

Before any cleaning begins, a thorough check will be done to ensure all doors and windows are closed. Any outdoor furniture will be moved out of the way and if necessary, branches or other debris cleared from the sides of the home. 

If gutter cleaning is also being performed alongside house washing, this will be done before the home is pressure washed. 

Any areas with significant marks or staining may first be treated with an environmentally friendly enzymatic cleaner to help in their removal. For significant grime or dirt, the entire home may first be treated with a cleaning solution and soft-washed with lower-pressure water to allow the stains time to soften. 

During high-pressure cleaning, the home will be methodically sprayed from top to bottom. It is then simply a matter of letting it all dry. Any furniture moved will be placed back and any mess thoroughly cleaned up before the job is considered done. 

House Washing In Brisbane Made Easy With Kleen Genie 

Highly recommended, Brisbane’s Kleen Genie are a trusted local team with extensive experience in exterior house cleaning. Offering gutter cleaning, solar panel cleaning, pavement and driveway cleaning, window cleaning and more, we make keeping the exterior of your home clean a breeze. 

For an obligation-free quote or further information about our range of services, call our office today on 1300 296 246

By Published On: December 15, 2022Categories: Articles