Melting snow and rains typically make springtime the official season of “yuck” in Indiana. Various states of mud, vehicle fluids and leftover salt grime have come together to form some unidentifiable cocktail of stains keeping driveways and sidewalks and other areas of the home from looking their best. While pressure washing is a service that’s easy to put off, taking care of it early in the season gets rid of these eyesores and boosts the look of property now, rather than hoping a good thunderstorm will clean things up.
Just like with cars, letting the rain clean the exterior seems like a good idea until you realize that there’s a lot of mess that wasn’t washed away in the process. Unfortunately, continued neglect can have long term effects on exterior paint, decks and may result in permanent stains in driveways. Over the years this can result in costly repairs and replacements, so it’s good to consider having the service done a few times during the milder seasons to save in the long run.
It’s extremely easy to overlook areas like driveways and sidewalks when it comes to giving things a good pressure wash. Most people are excited to be home and may not often consciously think about the appearance of their driveway because they’re simply used to it. However, most homeowners we service are impressed by the significant impact a cleaning can have on the presentation of their home.
For those planning to apply a fresh coat of exterior paint, it’s imperative that a quality pressure wash is done to prevent painting on top of dirt and dust. Skipping this step will trap the unwanted particles in the new paint, and ultimately age the paint faster (not to mention result in imperfections). While the various pressure washing tasks aren’t necessarily very strenuous, they can be tricky as various surfaces require different pressure settings for optimum results. Before getting started, make sure to consult a professional for advice on how to get the best look.