Home is where memories are made. Where you go after a long day. It has been said, “There is no place like home”.
Unfortunately, mold, mildew, algae and pollen, will cause major problems to your home if not kept in check. You deserve to come home to a beautiful house you work so hard for. But Mother Nature is also doing her thing 24/7. Washing your home not only boosts your curb appeal but also protects the longevity of your home. This is exactly why we created this guide. We hope this resource serves you well in keeping your home looking beautiful for as long as you own it.
Soft Washing vs. Power Washing
Power Washing is just that; pressurized water used to clean, often times damaging siding, wood decks and attic insulation.
Soft Wash uses low-pressurized water along with special solutions (typically a biodegradable disinfectant, water, & soap) to kill mold, algae and mildew on contact. Soft washing is rapidly becoming the most popular way to clean your home because of how effective it is. Plus, with minimum risk of damage, it is the safest way to clean roofs, vinyl siding, fascia, soffits, gutters & brick. Soft Wash removes and washes away mold spores, algae and irritating pathogens down to the microscopic level. It is completely gone!
Pro Tip: The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association recommends a soft wash method for cleaning asphalt roofs in order to prevent damage to the shingles.
5 Benefits of Cleaning The Exterior of Your Home
The exterior of your home, church or business takes a beating from the elements all year round. Prolonged exposure to moisture will lead to expensive repairs. Your exteriors can only hold back Mother Nature for so long without your help.
Homeowner tip: Keeping up with routine maintenance on your home is actually more about the longevity and protection of your home’s value. The “appearance” factor is the benefit of your hard work you can be proud of.
2. Mold and Algae
Seasonal allergies will ruin anyone’s day. Mold and algae present on ones siding, brick or concrete allows spores to make their way indoors through open doors and windows. Keeping the mold outside of your home under control may help with the allergens during the spring, summer and fall months. A regular cleaning of your concrete and the exteriors will only help with the irritation of allergens. A Soft Wash exterior cleaning will not only remove mold, algae and fungus, but completely kill it. One wash can protect your family all year long.
Did you know?: Over 50 million people experience allergy symptoms each year. Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.
3. Boost Your Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is based on first impressions. Having the exterior of your home, church or business washed is by far the most noticeable and cheapest way to increase curb appeal. A clean exterior is more inviting and instantly contributes value.
Pro tip: Tiger Striping is a term to describe those ugly black streaks that run down the face of your gutters. Gutters are painted with an electro-charged paint. Over time, dirt bonds with the paint. Tiger Stripes can be removed using a special cleaner with a Gutter Brightening Service.
4. Save Money
There is not a question, maintenance may cost a little money up front, but it saves a lot of money in the long run. Preventive maintenance plays a major role in maintaining the value of your property. A routine exterior wash minimizes exterior maintenance and keeps your home looking new for much longer. And best of all, more money in your pocket.
Homeowner Tip: Hiring an exterior contractor who also offers a wash service has its benefit. A routine wash allows the contractor to keep a professional eye on your home’s exterior. They can point out any concerns so you can address immediately and prevent a major issue down the road.
5. Increase Value
A clean home not only boosts your pride as you pull into your driveway, but will increase your home’s value. According to a recent Consumer Report article, washing your home’s exteriors could provide a 5% increase in your home’s value immediately. Now that’s money well spent!
Pro Tip: Experts agree the most “inexpensive” thing you can do to increase curb appeal and value is to wash the exterior of your home.
* Bonus Info: 3 Areas You Should Regularly Clean
There is such a big difference between soft washing and power washing. It is critical to wash the exteriors of your home, church or business safely and regularly. Hiring a professional who can help you with your entire exterior truly has its advantages when it comes to not only maintaining, but increasing the value of one of the largest assets you may own.
Keep your weekends open to do the fun stuff with family and friends. You work hard to make those opportunities happen. Leave the frustration of your home’s maintenance to the professionals. Keep your home looking beautiful and clean!