Saturday, February 7, 2015

Pressure Washing your home

Spring Cleaning:  Pressure Washing your home
Pressure washing is a necessary maintenance item for every Gulf Coast home!
Just as you regularly mop your floors and wash your sheets, the outside of your home needs a regular cleaning.   Especially if you live close to the water, most Pensacola homes need a yearly cleaning. 

If you make cleaning the exterior of your home a regular chore, you can usually wipe away dirt, algae, mold and mildew with a wet rag and a detergent.  If not, your house could end up like this in a matter of a year or two.  

Poor house needs a good cleaning!!
 Depending on the exterior of your home, you may use a water solution with bleach. They also make special power washing chemicals that are less harsh than bleach so definitely research your options!

When you a need a little more of a boost, renting or purchasing a pressure washer is a worthwhile investment. Both Home Depot and Lowes lease pressure washers by the day.  Make sure to follow safety instructions provided with the pressure washer. Mixing water and electricity can be dangerous! 

Before and After Pressure Washing fun!
Before and After Pressure Washing fun!
You should regularly pressure wash your:
  • Porches
  • Sidewalks
  • Decks
  • Screened Porches
  • Fences
  • Siding
Sometimes, it's better to hire a professional to come in and pressure wash your home for you. Especially if you have wood siding or your home was built prior to 1978, it is a good idea to consult a pro.  Too much pressure can cause damage to the paint on the outside of your home with too much pressure. 

If paint on the exterior of your home is peeling prior to a pressure washing job, you can almost bet that the pressure washing will remove chunks of paint and leave your wood susceptible to rot!

For more information on how to keep your home looking new, check out this video from our friends at Lowes:

Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Rental Homes!
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