A building’s exterior is one of its most important facets, not only because of its visual appeal but also due to its critical role in keeping the structure and interior of the building safe. If you are looking for ways to improve both the aesthetic and function of your building, you may have already begun to consider pressure washing as an option.
However, it is important to approach this process correctly from the start to avoid damaging your exterior. If you are unsure whether your building needs a good pressure washing, consider the following conditions that are indicators of an issue.
Why Pressure Washing Services From The Pros Is Recommended
Pressure washing is a powerful tool for reinvigorating your exterior spaces and surfaces, but it is not a process to be approached by a novice. Pressure washers are high-powered and potentially dangerous tools, not only in terms of their ability to cause injury but also because of the damage that they can do to surfaces if used incorrectly.
This is why you should leave pressure washing your building to the pros rather than attempting to DIY the project. High pressure washers that are held too close to an area or for too long can compromise the surface’s integrity and longevity.
Pests and Invaders
One of the most problematic issues with a building’s exterior is when it becomes compromised due to outside factors like pests. From spiders building unsightly webs to bugs and other invaders utilizing a dirty or more textured exterior covered in grime to make a home on the outside of your building, pressure washing can restore your outside surfaces to their intended texture and quality to ward off pests.
In fact, pressure washing is one of the quickest methods of getting rid of spider webs, especially in hard to reach places, so that your building looks modern and well kept.
Stains and Discoloration
Perhaps the most common use of pressure washing is to restore an exterior that has faded or become stained or discolored. This can happen for a variety of reasons ranging from mold to water stains or dripping detritus from gathered leaves in gutters. Pressure washing provides a powerful jet of water that can infiltrate the textures and crevices that these stains are clinging to, removing them quickly and effectively from your exterior.
Pollen and dirt carried through the air that have settled on your exteriors can be removed quickly to add a pop of freshness to your building and make it appear not only newer but also more appealing than it may have otherwise.
Building Changes Such as Higher Utility Bills
Few people realize that a building’s exterior condition can play a vital role in seemingly unrelated issues such as utility bills. If your building has experienced dirt buildup, mold or algae growth or a range of other issues on its exterior surfaces, the material that the building is made out of may no longer be able to perform its job as intended.
This could result in the walls and siding failing to exchange heat well, resulting in more expensive utility bills. By pressure washing your exterior, you are investing in long-term savings and energy efficiency that is kind not only to your pocket book but also the environment.
Inefficient or Clogged Gutters
Your gutters are a vital part of ensuring that your building functions as it is intended to. Gutters ferry water away from a building to prevent it from collecting near the foundation, which could cause cracking and damage if water is allowed to pool. Pressure washing is a quick and effective way to clear your gutters and ensure that water flows smoothly away from the building.
As an additional benefit, clean gutters will prevent further exterior stains, because dirty, rotten leaves in a gutter will expel brackish water that can stain a building’s walls and any areas (such as walkways) below the gutters. In this way, cleaning gutters regularly with pressure washing can save expenses in the future by keeping the surfaces around the gutters free of stains and debris.
Work with the Expert For Your Pressure Washing Services
Whether you are considering pressure washing for the first time or would like to establish a recurring relationship with a professional contractor, be sure to rely on the services of a company that is experienced with pressure washing to avoid potential damage to your exterior surfaces.
The professionals at Waterproof Caulking & Restoration would be happy to guide you about what type of pressure washing would work best for your situation and complete the task in a quick, thorough and efficient manner. Reach out to schedule an appointment with an expert.