When you think about pressure-washing, what kind of image do you conjure up in your mind? Most people envision a machine gun-like blast of water aimed at the surface of a house, scraping away gunk and perhaps even non-gunk, like paint or vinyl. In most cases, that’s about what happens. The unfortunate thing is, improperly-performed pressure-washing can not only damage the exterior of your home but could also get inside and ruin interior furniture as well! That’s why you need to hire professionals who know what they’re doing before turning a nozzle toward your house.
Benefits of Pressure-Washing
When done properly, pressure-washing serves as a quick and simple way to give your house a face-lift. By removing layers of filth, what’s left underneath is a clean coat of paint!
Pressure-washing also increases the value of your home by ridding it of mold, mildew, and algae, especially algae that eats away at shingles on your roof. Another plus is the fact that you can clean gutters with a pressure-washer, without even leaving the ground! Oftentimes water and other buildup seep into the wood behind the gutters, damaging your roof. If you clean out these materials before they cause rotting, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and money.
Things to Look Out For
Going back to the example of machine-gunning your exterior, harsh pressure-washing can cause damage to your home. Heavy streams of water leave behind splintered wood, peeling paint, shredded screens, mauled siding, and foggy double-pane glass in their wake.
Additionally, too much pressure while removing black streaks of algae from the roof can void the roof warranty if damage incurs. The best way to clear that off is to use low pressure with special cleaning solutions.
Lastly, the quality of pressure-washers available to homeowners often fail to meet professional standards, so hoses work less efficiently, requiring individuals to stand closer to the house for the desired effect. This poses a threat to the homeowner’s safety, especially if standing on a ladder.
When seeking to hire painting contractors for this delicate exterior pressure washing service, call Colorado Paint Pros or check out our website today. Serving Greeley, Fort Collins, Loveland, Boulder, and Longmont, we exercise caution when clearing away filthy residue and also offer gutter cleaning services you can trust.