When you look around your property, what do you see? Are the pavers looking a little green, the roof and gutters a little shabby, or is the oil stain on your driveway getting darker every day? Is it time to give your property a much-needed face-lift?
Pressure cleaning your property can be daunting, but it’s essential for keeping your home or business looking its best. This article discusses how frequently you should pressure clean your property to keep it looking great all year round.
Benefits of pressure cleaning your property
When considering property maintenance, you shouldn’t overlook the benefits of pressure cleaning. Pressure cleaning removes stubborn stains from surfaces like brick, concrete, wood, siding, pavers and fences. Properly maintaining your property can improve curb appeal and extend the life of surfaces.
Pressure cleaning doesn’t just help the appearance or longevity of your property; it also promotes better health. Regularly ridding your property of dirt, mould, mildew, and other pollutants can significantly reduce the chance of illness or allergic reactions caused by exposure to these substances. You should use experienced professionals who know what they’re doing and have the skills to get the best results.
Assessing your property’s needs
Property age: If your property is older, it may require more frequent pressure cleaning. The age of the building will affect how much dirt and grime has accumulated on its surfaces.
Condition: If the surface is thick with dirt, debris, stains or mildew, you may need to schedule a number of cleanings.
Climate and environment: Areas with high levels of rain or humidity may require more frequent cleanings to keep surfaces free from mould or mildew growth.
Purpose of cleaning: Why are you cleaning? A commercial building that gets a lot of foot traffic may need more frequent cleanings for safety reasons or to maintain proper hygiene standards. Less regular cleanings are fine to maintain the property’s appearance.
Considering these four factors, you can determine a maintenance schedule to keep your property looking great for years!
Regular maintenance schedule
Now that you’ve assessed your property’s needs, it’s time to develop a regular maintenance schedule.
Here are some general guidelines for pressure cleaning high-traffic areas versus low-traffic areas to help your property stay in tip-top condition.
High Traffic Areas
Low Traffic Areas
Every 1-3 Months
Roofs & Siding
Every 3-6 Months
Every 6-12 Months
Walkways & Paths
Fences & Gutters
Carports & Garages
Unsurprisingly, weather impacts how often you should pressure clean your property. If it rains regularly in your area, you may need to pressure clean more often than someone in a dryer climate. Rain and humidity can cause dirt and debris to build up faster, as well as cause mould and mildew growth.
Temperature also influences how often you should pressure clean. Heat can make stains and other marks harder to remove. On the other hand, cold temperatures can be brutal on surfaces such as wood or stucco, causing them to crack if they’re not maintained properly.
Special occasions are an excellent time to pressure clean your property. Holidays, family gatherings, and summer barbeques are all opportunities to spruce up your home’s exterior.
Here are a few ways to get prepared:
Invest in quality supplies: Pressure washing is always easier with the right tools. Consider investing in a reliable pressure washer and accessories to get good results without breaking a sweat.
Clean before the event: Give yourself plenty of time to pressure wash the deck, driveway, patio, or any other areas that need attention.
Hire a professional: If you don’t have the time or resources to pressure clean before the event, hire a professional.
No matter what occasion you’re preparing for, taking care of your property through regular maintenance can help it look its best when friends and family visit!
Choosing a professional
Now you know when to pressure clean your property, it’s time to decide who should do the job. Choosing a professional can be daunting, but with a bit of research, you’ll find someone.
When selecting a pressure cleaning company, it’s vital to ensure they’re insured and licensed. Ask them about their training, experience and insurance so your property, and their staff, are adequately protected.
Also, check their customer reviews and ensure they’re experienced in the service you need.
Before agreeing to the job, ask for a quote so you know the cost. Check the quote includes all supplies and materials needed for the job and labour costs.
So, why settle for a property that resembles a nature reserve? Call us or request a quote and say goodbye to those pavers that think they’re auditioning for a jungle reality show, bid farewell to your gutters’ worn-out fashion statement, and let us obliterate that oil stain like it never existed.
Head to our Services page for more information and to book a quote.