How often do you need to pressure wash? While this maintenance issue doesn’t have a cut and dry answer, how often you pressure wash your home or business depends mostly on its appearance.
If your home or business looks like it needs a good pressure wash, it probably does.
Buildings and exteriors succumb to the elements they are exposed to. So, for example, say you have a lot of pine trees that shed their needles on a regular basis: you’ll probably need to clean your gutters more often than your neighbor, who has hardly any trees.
It’s the same with pressure washing. Where you live and what conditions your home/business weathers on a regular basis will determine how often you need to pressure wash. If you live in an area with a lot of pollen or a very wet climate, you may need to pressure wash more often. This is why we recommend you start by simply looking at your home’s appearance in order to determine if it’s in need of pressure washing.
Signs your home or business needs to be pressure washed
- Is your siding green?
- Does your porch, driveway, or paved walkway appear to be a dark black color instead of a light gray color?
- Is there a layer of pollen covering your roof?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, it’s probably time to pressure wash! Your home is a valuable investment, so you want to take care of it. Additionally, maintaining good curb appeal is critical, particularly if your home is a rental or if you’re looking to sell your home soon.
Pressure wash as often as you need to in order to keep harmful contaminants at bay.
Perhaps the most important reason for pressure washing is the buildup of contaminants such as dirt, mold, pollen, mildew, and algae. These substances are harmful and introduce toxics to you and your family. So if you struggle with allergies or respiratory issues, you especially need to get your home pressure washed.