It’s no secret, but a good house wash can significantly boost your home’s curb appeal and the pressure washing of your patio or deck can help extend their longevity.
However, there are a few benefits that are a bit more obscure. These benefits are either not frequently discussed or you may have not known about them in the past.
Here are a few secrets from the San Antonio pressure washing professionals:
Pressure Washing For Your Health
While pressure washing isn’t generally associated with a healthy lifestyle, it has been proven to help fight illness and allergies.
Mold and pollen are the most common allergies on the planet, and both your home’s siding and roof are notorious at pollen catchers.
A thorough house washing not only eliminates pollen from your house, but also prevents any future pollen from sticking. Pressure washing will also remove mold and mildew.
While pollen might be an annoyance, mold, on the other hand, can be seriously dangerous. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) some people are more sensitive to mold than others.
For these people, molds can cause throat irritation, eye irritation, coughing or wheezing, nasal stuffiness, or, in some cases, skin irritation.
People that have mold allergies might have more severe reactions. People with chronic lung illnesses (such as obstructive lung disease) as well as those who are Immune compromised, may get serious infections in their lungs when they are exposed to mold. These people should avoid areas that are known or likely to have mold.
Moss, Algae and Lichens on Your Roof
A favorite spot for moss, lichen, and algae to grow is on your roof. As previously mentioned earlier, most homeowners have an “out of sight, out of mind”, and, unfortunately, do not think of roof maintenance until it’s too late.
When a roof begins to become an issues with a leak, only then do homeowners begin to truly pay attention.
The three organisms mentioned above can cause severe damage to your roof’s shingles, as they are an ideal source of food for these organisms. Sadly, once these organisms start feeding they don’t stop.
With that being said, a soft pressure wash with a chemical will kill these unsightly organisms and will help keep them from returning in the future.
Pressure Washing Increases Safety
Most homeowners will hire pressure washing professionals in San Antonio because they’re unsatisfied with the way their concrete or home’s exterior looks. However, an incredible side effect of pressure washing is that wood and concrete will become less of a fall risk.
Patios, sidewalks, decks, and especially concrete around pools can become severely slippery when wet. Adding to the wetness with other factors like algae, mold, dirt, and you’ll have a slip and fall accident waiting to happen.
Thankfully, a professional pressure washer can get rid of this problem quickly. If a member of your family is elderly and/or lives alone, we highly recommend having any of these areas pressure washed.
Pressure washing is one of the best ways to effectively maintain your home and can fully eradicate mold, mildew, algae, and dirt that has built up over time and is now leaving your home, sidewalks, driveway, patios and decks unsightly.
Not only can regular pressure washing significantly increase the longevity of the home itself, but it can also keep the family living inside it safe. Pressure washing is just as much for protection and maintenance as it is for improving aesthetics.