Spring hits Ohio in waves—one day the temps refuse to climb above 35 degrees and two days later the sun is coaxing out the buds on the trees. Spring also is a great time to tackle outdoor home chores. Throughout the year, your home’s exterior withstands all the elements. However, dirt, grime, allergens, and other particulates collect on surfaces and need to be removed from the exterior, including decking, porches, and windows.
Pressure washing your home’s exterior in the spring is important and it has several benefits.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), “allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.” Chances are you and/or someone in your home suffers from seasonal allergies. The spring season typically hits allergy sufferers with a range of issues, from sneezing to itchy eyes, cough, and breathing difficulties. Pressure washing your home can help reduce allergens that may find their way into the house through open windows or affect you and your family when you’re outside enjoying the warmer weather of the season.
Pressure washing also is an effective way to remove mold and mildew from siding, brick, decking, and other exterior materials. Mold allergies are common and if you can remove that mold or mildew, it may help reduce rhinitis symptoms.
Increase Curb Appeal
Even if you’re not looking to put your home on the market any time soon, curb appeal is important. You want your property to look fresh, well-kept, and attractive to anyone who drives or walks by. And your neighbors will appreciate it too. A spring pressure washing removes all that dirt and grime that has built up during the winter, fall, and even late summer. If your home is in the city or suburban area, build-up from urban pollution definitely can be a problem. Pressure washing removes that layer of grit/grime and brightens the overall look of the home and property.
Preventative Maintenance Saves Money
Pressure washing, as well as gutter and window cleaning, are preventative maintenance for your home. When these tasks are done, it’s easier to spot issues and make minor repairs instead of the issue growing, which often leads to more expensive repair or replace solutions. Pressure washing your front porch or deck in the spring may reveal decking material that’s loose or damaged. You may also find siding that’s broken, which can allow rain to seep into the house causing mold and other issues that are expensive to remediate.
It’s time to spring into action, tackling an annual task that has multiple benefits for your home and family. The spring season really is the ideal time to pressure wash your home, and then follow it up with professional window and gutter cleaning. United Window Cleaning can handle that for you, just give us a call at 513-721-5987 or schedule an appointment online.