Rainfall totals in New Jersey were well above average in 2018, with some areas of the state breaking 70-year records. One of the side effects of this much rain is that you end up with a lot of green algae and mildew on houses. Unless you’re a huge fan of the color green as your exterior colors, you probably want to know how to restore the curb appeal of your house.
Pressure Washing is Not the Right Choice
Some people think that getting a pressure washer to take off these substances is the right decision. However, you could end up damaging your house’s exterior in the process. The paint and siding used can’t stand up to a high-pressure water stream. It could crack, peel off or otherwise end up failing. If your home’s exterior is compromised, water gets in and you have more drafts. Typically, pressure and power washing get used for hard surfaces, like your driveway, garage floor, and walkways.
Why Soft Washing is the Best Way to Wash Your Home
Soft washing is a process that uses specialized cleaners in low-pressure water in order to clear debris off of your home. The chemicals used are environmentally friendly, so they won’t cause harm to pets, people or plants. It’s also biodegradable, so it doesn’t stick around in the soil or water for long. This type of cleaner also makes it difficult to mold to grow in the future, so you don’t have to worry about it for quite some time.
A professional house washing service will choose the right cleaner for your exterior, whether it’s stucco, vinyl siding or anything in between. When the process is done correctly, your house will remind you of the way it looked when it was first built.
You don’t have to deal with algae and mold growth hurting your curb appeal and your home’s value. Wash off the results of 2018’s massive rainfalls with the help of a locally-owned and professional house cleaning service. They have the know-how and equipment needed to do the job right.