How To Tell That It’s Time To Book A House Wash

If you’re a dedicated housekeeper, you’re probably taking care of the insides of your home already. You keep your carpets clean, you keep your kitchen tidy, and you clean your windows regularly.

Washing the outside of your house, however, is something that takes expertise as well as dedication. It’s often not enough to simply scrub the walls down with a cloth and bucket. Yet water blasters, though they’re more effective, risk causing damage to your home’s exterior unless they’re wielded by an expert.

With this in mind, professional house washing is usually the way to go. But how do you know when it’s time to arrange a professional clean?

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Advantages of house washing

The exterior of a house is built to withstand the elements. But over time, a variety of issues can develop. Wooden siding is prone to mildew buildup, especially in damp areas. Timber can also begin to experience discolouration from UV light exposure. Brickwork gets overgrown with algae or vanadium stains. Concrete, stucco, and other types of material are all prone to their own forms of deterioration too.

If you wash your house regularly, you reduce the speed of this decay. For example, by nipping mould or algae in the bud, you stop these living organisms from eating away at the material they’re clinging to.

House washing also ensures that your home looks great on the outside – an important consideration if you’re hoping to make a good impression, or to sell your house.

How to tell if you need a professional

We generally advise against pressure washing yourself unless you’re very confident in what you’re doing. As mentioned, pressure washers can be dangerous – both to humans and to houses. With this in mind, a handy way to figure out whether your house washing is a DIY job is by asking the question, does it need a pressure wash?

If the answer is yes, then it’s worth enlisting an expert. If the answer is no, then the next step is to decide how willing you are to dedicate a weekend to doing a backbreaking “soft wash” of your whole house. It’s perfectly fine to do it yourself if you’re up for it, but finding someone who does it for a living will save you quite a bit of time and hassle.

The team at EP Services has been helping Aucklanders with house washing for more than a decade. We also specialise in commercial building washing. So if you think your home’s in need of a makeover, give us a call today and we’ll be glad to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.

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