As anyone living in New England will tell you, your home’s exterior faces an unrelenting adversary – dirt, grime, mold, and the weather’s unforgiving touch. However, there’s a solution available that can add new life to your clapboards, shingles, siding, and brick; power washing. Regardless of the type of exterior you own, the improvements that come with power washing can be significant, which is why we’ll examine some details in this article.
Power washing, also known as pressure washing, is a thorough cleaning technique using high-pressure water to remove dirt, mold, and even those stubborn unidentifiable discoveries from your home’s exterior. While it is typically part of our process of preparing a surface for exterior home painting, sometimes we find that homes that appear to need exterior painting services require only a thorough power washing.
Why Every Home Needs It
No home is immune to the passage of time. Layers of dirt and environmental elements will eventually cause exterior paint to deteriorate. Power washing is an effective option for homes that require rejuvenation but are not yet in need of a full exterior painting.
Power washing can remove many worsening problems from the surface of your home:
Dirt/Dust: Power washing effectively removes accumulated dirt, dust, and debris on your home’s exterior surfaces; this includes the layer of fine particles that can settle on surfaces over time.
Stains: Stains caused by organic matter, such as leaves, bird droppings, and tree sap, can be effectively removed through power washing. It can also help reduce discoloration caused by pollutants in the air.
Mold/Mildew: Mold and mildew growth; these microorganisms thrive in damp environments and can cause health issues, especially for individuals with respiratory problems; this is a common issue in New England.
Algae/Lichen: Algae and lichen can cling to exterior surfaces, especially in areas with high humidity. Power washing can dislodge and wash away these organic growths.
Power Washing for Historic Homes
If you are fortunate to live in a fine Victorian or a graceful Colonial, you know that caring for your home requires a skillful, often more delicate approach. The professionals at Catchlight are uniquely experienced in caring for these historic treasures, employing just the right power washing technique to fully clean the surface while protecting each brick and unique detail that demands attention.
Does your home need power washing? If you live in New England and the needs of your home’s exterior haven’t been addressed recently, it’s likely time to give us a call. Let Catchlight bring your exterior back to its original beauty.
Please contact our team at Catchlight Painting to learn more about our power washing services.