We’ve already covered why the summer is a great time to pressure wash your home, but we’re not done optimizing your pressure wash! With the heat and reduced chance of rain that comes with the summer, there are four areas of the home that you may wish to target.
During the summer, you can intercept mold, moss, and algae before it takes too strong of a root on your roof, preventing long-term damage! The only caveat is to make sure you use the appropriate pressure settings for your roof type. Check the manufacturer’s details for more information on this; too much pressure can corrode some of the features of your roofing, such as treatments to prevent damage from too much sunlight.Because the day is longer in the summer, this is a great occasion to check for any damage to your roof as well as clean out your gutters.
With less pollen and fallen leaves flying around, it’s easier to do a deep clean of your home’s siding in the summer and actually have your results last without further debris clinging to the edges. Make sure you use the appropriate pressure settings for the type of siding you have.Again, longer daylight hours also give you more time to visually inspect the siding and spot any cracks. If any repairs are needed, you can uncover them earlier on before too much damage is done and the costs skyrocket.
- DrivewayEliminating algae growth, oil, and other well-lodged grime is one of the biggest reasons to pressure wash your driveway as opposed to simply hosing it off. It’s easier to spot this debris in the summer, while still being early enough in the attachment of unwanted build-up like algae to successfully dislodge it.Letting algae grow and other dirt to settle in long-term can cause cracks and discoloration in your driveway. Aside from being unsightly, these can be expensive problems to fix if left untreated for too long, while also reducing your home’s curb appeal by thousands of dollars.
Pressure washing your deck right at the start of summer is a great way to tackle mold and mildew before they get too deeply settled in, causing physical damage to your home and even potentially affecting your family’s health. Because the summer is typically the driest season of the year, the results of your pressure washing are more likely to last.A critical caveat is to make sure you use the correct pressure so that you don’t damage your deck’s wood or its finish. Hiring a pressure washing professional is one way to make sure this doesn’t happen.
At the end of the day, pressure washing your home will always leave it cleaner and looking better; following our recommendations will simply help you get the very most you can out of this pressure wash, so that you can enjoy longer-lasting results and save both time and money.