Power/Pressure Washing is not just for looks: it’s a Preventative Maintenance practice that can help avoid costly repairs. By killing mold & mildew, power-washing provides a clean environment for your family.
When most people think of pressure- and power-washing they think of it in terms of aesthetics: make the walkway look nice (like we at CraftPro did in the picture below), get the dirt off the brick patio to make the grout visible and restore the bricks to their original bright red. But truth be told, power-washing serves a much greater purpose: it helps maintain your home so that costly repairs can be avoided down the road.
Curb appeal certainly adds value to your home. Regularly scheduled pressure-washing can keep your home looking brand new – even if it’s done just once or twice a year. Scheduling your power-washing can vary based on where you live. For example, Morristown, Morris County, and all of New Jersey is famous for having “four seasons”. We love our four seasons, but they can give a home quite a beating: intense heat in the summer, heavy snows in the winter and everything in between. Building materials expand and contract and expand again. Surfaces get excessive wear and tear. Keeping up with regularly scheduled pressure-washing can help keep your home looking beautiful. But even more than aesthetics, keeping dirt, mold and mildew off decks, patios, walkways, siding, roofs, gutters, etc. can provide a cleaner, healthier environment and it will help you avoid costly repairs in the future. For example, it will extend the life of your exterior paint job – and your home’s paint is the skin that protects it from the elements. Keeping it clean is important.
Pictured above is a before-and-after example of a walkway we power-washed during an exterior painting home improvement. Pressure-washing with a bleach-water solution is an important part of exterior painting as it removes and kills mold and mildew while simultaneously lifting and exposing failed paint. But we don’t just pressure-wash the painted surfaces, we also power-wash walkways, patios, steps, porches, etc. to remove moss, mold and mildew. This not only gives the home’s exterior elements a brand-new look but it’s a safety measure: slippery walkways ridden with moss can be dangerous.
So, keep your home beautiful and avoid costly repairs by scheduling regular power-washing. A pressure-washed walkway, deck and patio can prevent slips, increase lifespan, and reduce germs and bacteria thereby providing a healthy environment for your family. Power-washing your home’s vinyl siding can, in most cases, restore it to a brand new look. Likewise, a thorough and high-pressure power-wash to your home’s painted siding is an integral preparatory step in an exterior paint job: it kills mold and mildew and it exposes failed paint. A power-wash en route to a thorough paint job is essential to protecting your home from the elements. As you can see, power-washing serves a variety of purposes, both aesthetic and for preventative maintenance.
Morris County, NJ residents can contact CraftPro Contracting Painting & Home Improvements at (973) 610-8763 or directly via our email contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. CraftPro can power- and pressure-wash any surface, and no job is too small. Don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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