Complete Guide: Best Time to Power Wash Your Home
Put on your thinking cap and think back to the last time you power washed your home. If you can’t remember when the last time was or if your answer is “never” then it’s time to think about putting power washing on your to-do list.
Did you know that the best time to power wash is typically in the fall and spring? Before and after winter will give you the most bang for your buck when hiring a pressure washing company and ensure that your home is ready for the winter season in the fall and then ready for summer in the spring.
Read on to learn more about power washing and when to do it.
Why Should You Power Wash Your House in the Spring or Fall?
Power washing in the fall will help make sure that any leaves or debris on your home or roof are removed. In the fall, leaves build up in your gutters around your home. This can result in lingering moisture which brings unsightly mold growth. If left to grow too long, mold growth can compromise the structure of your home and cause a lot of damage.
Going into the winter season with a clean home, clear gutters, and driveways and walkways free of dirt and debris will set your home up for success.
After the winter, power washing can remove any salt that may be left behind after snow or ice removal and simply refresh your home’s exterior after a long winter.
Regular pressure washing will keep your home looking its best and increase your deck’s longevity, siding, gutters, and pavement.
How Often Should You Power Wash?
Just as important as when to power wash is how often to power wash your home’s exterior.
Did you know that you should power wash your home at least once every 6-12 months? How often you power wash will depend on where you live and how dirty your home, driveway, sidewalks, and other surfaces get. If you live somewhere that gets a lot of rain and moisture, mold and mildew might grow much faster than a drier area.
Plan on power washing your home and other exterior areas at least once a year, twice if possible, and keep your eyes on the look of your home. If it starts to look grimy, it’s time to get it cleaned.
The Best Time to Power Wash Is When Your Home Really Needs it
Although the best time to power wash may be in the fall and spring, the best time is ultimately when your home really needs it and the weather allows. As long as it’s not so cold that power washing may cause ice build-up, if your home’s exterior needs to be cleaned, call the pros!
At Carolina Blue Painting, we can come out for a one-time power wash or set up a regular maintenance plan. Get in touch with us today to request your free quote.