Exterior House Washing: Why is it Important?

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“A clean home is a happy home,” or something like that, right?

When most people think of a clean home, the focus immediately shifts to the appearance of a home’s interior. From carpet and tile cleaning to chimney and aircon maintenance, dishes, bathrooms, and more, many people think that a clean house is restricted to what people see on the inside. But what about how your home looks from the outside?

Exterior home cleaning is something that isn’t typically considered when talking about keeping your home clean. While you do want to keep the interior of your home in good condition for your family, your guests, and yourself, maintaining the exterior of your home should be part of the routine as well. Aside from providing curb appeal, there are several important benefits to keeping the exterior of your home clean. 

Why Keep the Exterior Clean?

When you have a roof over your head, it provides more than just basic means of living. Your home protects you from the outside elements with a roof, siding, doors, windows, and more. It only makes sense to take care of the place that provides shelter. 

With constant exposure to outside elements, the exterior of your home will see gradual wear and tear over time. From the accumulation of dirt, bugs, and other debris to sun exposure and air pollutants, the exterior of your home collects residue that can build up and become noticeable to the plain eye. Taking a power washer or fresh paint to the exterior of your home can do several things for you in the long run. 

1. To Prevent Damage

Consider the amount of moisture the outside of your home withstands throughout the year. From heavy summer storms to winter conditions, your home’s exterior collects excessive moisture, which can lead to a layer of buildup on siding, windows, doors, and more. 

With moisture comes a haven for dust particles, dirt, and other debris. This means mould, mildew, algae, and stains can occur. Mould, mildew, and algae can eat away at the paint and finish on the exterior of your home, causing extensive damage over time if regular cleaning isn’t done. 

2. To Save Money 

Think about the cost associated with minor repairs inside your home. Pipe issues? Pay for a plumber. Air conditioning out? Pay for aircon services. Blown fuse? Pay for electrical repairs. The same applies to any damages and repairs associated with the exterior of your home. 

While structural issues can account for heavy costs when it comes to maintenance of the outside of your home, protecting your home’s value by washing the outside of your home will help you to save money in the long run. Washing the exterior of your home regularly will help you to get the most out of your home’s paint and/or siding. 

Without mould, mildew, and other debris to collect dirt and grime, the breakdown of the paint and siding materials is less likely to happen. In turn, this will help maintain your home’s value for years to come. 

3. To Prep for Refinishing

Sometimes keeping your home’s value intact (or even increasing your home’s value) means giving it a facelift. Washing the exterior of your home can do the trick on its own, but what about when you’re trying to change how the exterior looks? Stripping layers of dirt and grime gives your surfaces the best prep possible for refinishing and repainting.

4. To Boost Curb Appeal

Exterior house washing goes beyond just your run-of-the-mill upkeep and cleaning of your home. When you consider your home as an investment, you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of it, so why wouldn’t you put the time and effort into keeping it looking its best?

From soft washing siding and windows and refinishing paint to power washing your driveway, patio, brick surfaces, railings, and more, taking care of the outside of your home with regular exterior washing can boost your home’s curb appeal, giving you the best bang for your buck in the long run. Spend money to make money on your investment and experience with homeownership. 

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We hope this article has given you some insight into the different forms of pressure washing available. 

​​No job is too big or small for Boost Exterior Cleaning. We specialise in soft washing and we provide a complete exterior cleaning service using the appropriate pressure for the job. 

At Boost, we offer a full range of exterior cleaning services to boost the appearance of your investment. We have the equipment to do the job right and take pride in every job we do. We will assess your premises and determine the best mix of chemicals and pressure to apply to clean your exterior surfaces without damaging your property.

Our cleaning process using the right pressure and chemicals for your job will ensure your building looks its best for years to come. Get your free quote today!

Located in Tarragindi and serving the Southside of the Brisbane area, we specialise in:

  • Softwashing
  • Industrial surface cleaning
  • Pressure cleaning
  • Commercial building exterior cleaning
  • House washing
  • Parking lots
  • Driveway pressure cleaning
  • Concrete cleaning
  • Body Corporate cleaning
  • Concrete & Tile sealing
  • Pre-sale house washing
  • Window cleaning
  • End of lease cleaning
  • Tennis court cleaning
  • Shopping Centres
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