Research shows that one of the best things you can do to improve the value of a home is also one of the easiest. There are many benefits to routinely pressure washing your home that go far beyond improving the looks of it. Whether you are planning to live in your home until the end of time or toying around with the idea of selling, you will find that the benefits of routine washes hits home.
Having your home washed one to two times a year can help bring to light small maintenance issues that may have been hidden under dirt and grime build up. These small maintenance issues can be anything from weak or rotting boards, loose or cracked siding, or simply chipped or faded paint. Identifying problems like this early on can save you headaches, tears, and possibly bundles of money in the long run.
Living in a place like southwest Louisiana, there is no shortage of heat and moisture. Heat and moisture provide the perfect environment for mold and mildew growth. As mold and mildew grow on your home, they can begin to decay siding, roof shingles, and the wooden boards of awnings. The growth of mold and mildew is not only hard to look at, its also hard on your home.
Gutters and down spouts also reap the benefits of routine pressure washing. We have all seen those commercials, the ones with the dad on a ladder cleaning gutters and usually end up with him on the ground or hanging from the roof of their home. Pressure washing keeps gutters and downspouts clear and functional, saving you the hassle and possible injury.
Now that we’ve covered how regular washes can benefit you home, let’s move on to your family’s health. Removing built up dirt, mold, and mildew can be a life saver during allergy season. No one enjoys a runny nose, scratchy throat, or itchy, watery eyes. A clean house will help every breathe a little easier and be a whole lot more comfortable.
Finally, let’s talk about the aesthetic of your home. After discussing all of the issues above, issues that in the long run seem much more important than just having a home that looks good, no one can deny, a clean home is a beautiful home. A clean house can greatly enhance the property value of your home. Even if you are deadest against selling, high property value can benefit you, as well as your neighbors. For those who are looking to sell their home, pressure washing is one of the easiest ways to improve your chance of selling. For the average home, the cost to have it washed ranges anywhere from $170 to $400. By sacrificing this small sum of money, you can greatly increase the value of your home.
Growing up we’ve always heard, “you don’t get a second chance at a first impression.” This is why for important events, such as interviews, important meetings, formal events we always make sure to look our best and go out of our way to be charming and enjoyable. Why should the care and upkeep of our homes be any different? After all, a home is simply an extension of us.