Hardscapes, like decks and patios, walkways and driveways, fences and parking lots, are incredibly difficult to keep clean here in Camas, Washougal, and Vancouver, Washington. This is especially true with the stormy weather we see near constantly throughout the Pacific Northwest. These conditions compound the buildup of grime, dirt, mold and mildew, which is particularly hard to fight, especially without the use of a pressure washer. In this blog we will discuss the 5 top benefits of pressure washing.
What is Pressure Washing?
Pressure washing, also referred to as power washing, is simply the use of highly pressurized water jets (and sometimes cleaners) to remove buildup that naturally occurs on outdoor surfaces. This pressure, created by the machine itself, makes cleaning these surfaces not only far easier, but also far more efficient. A regular washing with water, from a standard hose lets says, does not have the same capabilities as pressure washing does; it can’t reach deep crevices, and requires far more effort from the user.
Benefit #1: Protects the Home
By pressure washing you are removing any harmful contaminants that accumulate around your home. Mold, mildew, algae, dirt and grime can damage the outdoor surfaces of your home. These contaminants can corrode the surfaces in which they grow. By removing these contaminants on a consistent schedule, you will increase the life of these areas tenfold.
Benefit #2: Saves Money
As stated above, contaminants on your hardscapes that are left unchecked quickly build up. These conditions can create costly repairs. Paying for pressure washing on a routine schedule is far cheaper than paying for expensive repairs to your wood, stone, and concrete surfaces.
Benefit #3: Saves Time
As we all know, our time is precious. We could spend hours scrubbing every exterior surface of our house with soap and water to achieve a sanitary condition. Pressure washing cuts this time down dramatically, turning a difficult chore into a relatively simply process.
Benefit #4: Increases Home Value and Curb Appeal
Not only does pressure washing remove contaminants from your hardscapes, but it also makes them look like new again, which can have a dramatic effect on your home’s overall appearance. Improving your homes aesthetic will increase the curb appeal, which is how your home is viewed by visitors or, if you’re trying to sell, by buyers, increasing the likelihood of your home selling quickly. Keeping your home looking approachable and well maintained will help to further increase your home’s property value as well.
Benefit #5: Healthier Home Environment
As mentioned above, keeping your home free of contaminants helps keep down costly repairs, but it also improves the sanitary conditions around your home as well. Just like good personal hygiene helps to ensure health, so, too, does the hygiene of your home. By ensuring that your homes hardscapes are kept clean, you ensure that your family and friends can remain healthy whilst using these spaces.
Urban Eden Landscaping helps to preserve our environment by avoiding the use of harsh cleaners or chemicals. So, if you are in need of a home hardscape pressure washing, we can take care of that for you in a safe and responsible manner. Contact us today or fill out our FREE estimate request.