The Importance of Power Washing: Six Applications for the Power Washer
As summer winds down, it is important to look at all the ways we can clean up the outside of the home. Fortunately for us, power washers are a great option, as they are not just limited to driveways. Power washers can clean several different surfaces.
Pavements & Sidewalk
Starting off with the most obvious – pavements and sidewalks. Power washers can clean off concrete, brick and paver walkways to remove debris, dirt and gum. Driveways can accumulate oil stains, algae, dirt and moss, and cleaning this off will give a restored look to the appearance.
Moving up to the house – the garage is another pain point for cleaning – because as tires track dirt into the garage all year round, and any oil leaks or other stains from the car can build up over time.
Exterior Walls can build up with dirt, grime and stains, but the power washer will provide enough power to force those stains off – which also comes in handy to remove these stains in corners and hard-to-reach areas.
Roofing & Gutters
Roofs also accumulate algae, moss and dirt. This can affect their appearance, and power washing the roof can restore its cleanliness and even extend its lifespan.
Clogged gutters can cause water damage to a home – but power washing can clean them out, clearing out any sticks, leaves or other debris. If you are a DIYer, avoid using a ladder, as the force from the pressure washer can be strong enough to push you off the ladder!
Decks and Patio Stones
As we move to the rear of the house, pool decks and patio stones are other major points of stains and dirt. Concrete pool decks often become slippery when wet and are unsafe because of the growth of algae and mold. Power washing will improve safety and aesthetics.
Wooden decks often develop a layer of dirt, mildew or algae. There is also the possibility of grease and grime seeping through. This makes them not only unattractive, but very slippery, as well. Power washing the deck also removes this safety hazard, and if you want to take it one step further, can prepare for sealing or staining. Over time, the deck or patio can become eroded due to buildup of soil or oil.
Patio stones are often made from natural stone or concrete pavers. These pathways can be affected by accumulation of dirt, moss and even stains. Power washers are able to remove all of these stains and restore the stones back to its original appearance.
Finally, we can use power washers to clean up more of the miscellaneous items – from outdoor furniture to lawn equipment and even trash bins. Outdoor tables, chairs, and lawn equipment often get dirty as is the nature of just being outside.
Trash bins have dirt but also any lingering garbage that may have spilled can ideally be cleaned out and deodorized using a power washer.
Power washers are also particularly expensive and can be difficult to use. For these reasons, many prefer to trust our experts at Bubbles Window Washing & Gutter Cleaning to restore the exterior of your home to pristine condition.
Learn about our power washing process, or contact us at 800-640-9170 to make an appointment or get in touch by filling out a service request form. Bubbles Window Cleaning serves Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. See which Bubbles location is closest to you.