Winterizing the home is far from a new term, but winterization involves far more than wrapping pipes, adding insulation, and covering the HVAC. There are actually several preventive actions outside of your home that can be handled by a professional pressure washing company before winter arrives.
1. Cleaning Exterior Home Siding
Powerwashing isn’t typically recommended during cold winters. This means that any dirt, mold, moss, mildew, algae or other debris on your home’s siding could further embed itself beneath ice and snow. Taking care of it before winter sets in not only protects your home’s siding, but it also ensures that your exteriors are holiday ready for guests and decorating.
2. Easily Identifying Siding Defects
The middle of winter isn’t the best time to discover defect in exterior siding components, which could compromise indoor temperatures or result in structural damage. After pressure washing services, owners can more easily observe any flaws and make repairs before the first freeze sets in.
3. Eradicating Leaves in Gutters
The term fall becomes literal, as that is the season where leaves fall to the ground—that is unless they hit a home’s gutters first. Inevitably, those with shade trees will likely find that leaves, sticks, dirt and other debris have settled into their gutter system—even those with leave guards. Clogged gutters aren’t able to effectively remove debris, but a pressure washing company has the tools and skills to clear out these impediments.
4. Winter Driveway Preparation
While driveway materials are resistant and sturdy to most elements, the combination of ice or snow and other chemicals such as oil, gas and paint can be cataclysmic. Water resulting from the meltdown combines with these materials and fosters a reaction that can exacerbate the natural expansion that occurs in colder weather.
Ultimately, this process could result in cracks, sink holes and foundational issues. Removing any stains from driveways before winter is a task that a pressure washing company can handle for you. They have rotary brush attachments and special cleansers to get the job done effectively.
5. Winterizing Patios and Decks
These outdoor implements served you well during the warmer months, providing a private respite for your friends and family. Now it’s your turn to return the favor by giving it a good cleaning to prevent the growth and accumulation of mildew, mold and moss that result in rotting and compromise its integrity.
Powerwashing is the quickest and most effective way to remove debris and restore decking to a clean and fresh state. These professionals can even clean up your patio furniture, easing your outdoor winterization duties.
6. Refresh Fencing
Whether you have a wood, PVC or other type of fence, it’s likely that residue from spring and fall pollen, mildew or other unsightly airborne hazard has stuck to the fence. Winter weather tends to only worsen the problem, so a good cleaning with a pressure washer can quickly rinse everything away and leave your fences looking great and winter ready.
Get Your Maryland Home Winter Ready with Griff’s Pressure Washing
Here at Griff’s Pressure Washing Services, our professional teams can get your home’s exterior spaces ready to handle the harsh New England winter with ease. Call us today at (979) 399-8711.