Over time, especially the hot and dry days of summer, your home or office may have dust, cobwebs, pollen, smoke, ash and more built up on it making it dull and dirty. To get rid of this dirt and grime, the experts at The Grounds Guys say residential and commercial property owners should power wash every two years, or as needed.
When it comes to power washing, here are some of the basics to consider:
- Before painting: Pressure washing a home or building before painting can ensure a clean and even paint job by removing dirt and leftover excess paint.
- Stop decay: Homes and businesses in humid climates can easily grow mold or mildew over time. Mold can cause siding to decay and begin to fall apart, greatly decreasing the sidings lifespan. Use a pressure washer to rid a home or business of mold and mildew.
- Avoid dangers: While power washing can be very beneficial, it is also dangerous. Never point the power washer at anything other then what is being cleaned, especially not people. Additionally, never power wash while standing on a ladder or uneven surface, power washers are strong and must be controlled and held steady.
- Wash at the right time: Power washing can be more effective by washing at different points in the year and day. Power wash out of direct sunlight, and in the summer to prevent soap from drying or freezing. Washing during the fall or spring when leaves and pollen are most common is also not very effective.
- Not only for buildings: While power washing is great for a home or business, it is also very effective on walkways or driveways. Power washing can rid walkways, driveways, or parking lots of dirt or stains.
Almost any building, home, or walkway can be power washed. According to The Grounds Guys, power washing can also effectively clean the following:
- Parking garages
- Garage doors
- Lawn mowers
- Trash can