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What House Washing Can Do For You

What House Washing Can Do For You

Is it time to clean up your home's exterior again? Xtreme Clean & Green has some tips for you to consider before you consider house washing in Athens, OH.

Know The Good And The Bad Outcomes Of Pressure Washing Your Home...Before You Start

Standing at the end of your driveway, you can easily compare your house to your neighbors. How does yours fare...if you're being honest with yourself. The comparison game isn't fun to play, and there are generally no real winners. Wouldn't it be nice to feel like you had at least one victory in the proud homeowner battle on your street?

One of the most affordable and effective tactics to make your home stand out from the rest on the street is to pressure wash your Athens home or house washing. You may own a pressure washing machine or have access to one, thanks to a friend or family member. But before you attach the hose and prepare to do battle with dirt and grime on your home, here are a few things you should know first.

Set Your Goals For House Washing

  1. Know what your home's exterior is made out of. Not every type of material is meant for pressure washing (see below); you can do more harm than good.
  2. Choose your cleaning day based on weather conditions. Sunny days may seem ideal, but warm weather could dry cleaning agents before you can spray them off.
  3. Carefully examine the areas you plan to clean. Will you need a ladder to reach some areas effectively?
  4. Test your pressure in a discreet location to avoid stripping paint or destroying building material. Start washing in a small area first to see if you're getting the desired results. This will give you time to adjust your methods if need be.

House Washing Disasters To Avoid

  1. Do not attempt to use a pressure washer for your house washing chore if your home is comprised of rock-dash or bottle-dash stucco.
  2. "More power" is rarely the right answer. Using the higher or highest setting when house washing can have terrible consequences. It's easier to add pressure slowly to remove dirt than to blast away the materials you're trying to protect and clean.
  3. Overestimating your abilities or time to complete the task are easy pitfalls for the DIY homeowner. House washing is a time-consuming task. You'll need adequate daylight to do the job well. House washing requires attention to detail and patience to do a thorough job. Otherwise, you'll be left with a streaky and sloppy product.
  4. Don't start a job that requires more materials than you have or are willing to purchase/rent. One-story homes are much easier for pressure washing than two-story homes. Ladders, longer hoses, or extended attachments will be necessary to complete the job.

If house washing your own home seems like more than you'd like to attempt, call Xtreme Clean & Green at 740-541-2891 for an affordable quote for house washing in Athens today!