Thankfully, the Minnesota winter is over, but that only means spring cleaning has begun!
The outside of your house can really take a beating. It has to withstand sun, rain, wind, hail and extreme temperature swings. Property exteriors like siding, decks, fences, stucco, retaining walls and playsets can really take a toll. Over time, and especially over the fall and winter months, mildew, dirt, and mold have collected on the side of your home or business. It doesn’t take long before things can begin to look dirty, grimy and can drastically shorten the life of your property. Any owner who has had to replace a portion of their home or business siding, stone or decking knows how expensive and time consuming it can be to remedy the situation.
Affordable Property Damage Prevention | Power Washing Services St Paul
Luckily, you can help make an affordable and easy difference and prevent needed of repair or replacement projects by maintaining your home or business by power washing!
A good power washing can make an older home look fresh and new and a business look trustworthy and inviting. If you have never power washed your home or business, you might have a few questions. Well… Sun Squeegee is here to help!
1. Why power washing your home or business vs scrubbing
Power washing easily blasts away accumulated dirt and grime off the exterior of your home or business. Instead of getting up on a ladder and scrubbing, risking the chance of falling a power washing uses a strong stream of water to do all the work for you.
2. How often to power wash- contributing factors
The question of how often you power wash your home really depends on the climate and environment where you live. Because we are in Minnesota and we see such major temperature and environmental changes we recommend power washing minimally once a year. Because we live in a more humid environment, the exterior of your home or business could be more vulnerable to mold and mildew accumulation. Living in a place with lots of leafy trees could also mean you need more frequent power washings.
3. When to power wash- Timing is everything
Weather plays an important factor when it comes to the best time to power wash your home or business. We highly recommend waiting to power wash until the temperature is steady and above 40 degrees overnight. You don’t want to do it in the middle of snowy winter weather. The best time to power wash your home is when the weather is mild and sunny.
4. Is my home or business beyond cleaning? Time to replace?
Sometimes, your home might need a little more than a good power washing – you may need to repair or replace your siding, decking or stone altogether. We most regularly see people power wash the side of their home or business. If your siding has physical damage – it’s warped, cracked or broken – you might want to consider a replacement job. This might also be the case if your home’s siding shows signs of heavy mold or dry rot. Also, the sun can have very powerful effects on your siding. If your siding is very faded, no amount of power washing will renew it to its original color – so this is another time where you might want to consider replacing it.
5. How can I find a power washing in the Twin Cities?
Choosing to DIY: before taking on the job yourself be sure to educate yourself on the functions of the exact pressure washer you will use. Know what tips, pounds of pressure (PSI) and study/learn more about the surface you plan to wash and be sure you won’t cause damage to your home or business. Review techniques (don’t get creative and permanently write your name into the surface of whatever you are washing- by simply not knowing). Be cautious, knowledgeable and responsible as a property owner and do you best to not cause undue damage. If you do not own a power washer you can consider renting one before you choose to make the financial investment.
How to choose a professional: Knowing who to hire can be frustrating. We understand that you want to find someone who is good, someone you can trust. Power washing is a relatively quick, relatively easy way to make your home or business look fresh and new. You can blast away layers of dirt and grime in no time at all. Sun Squeegee would love to partner with you and get your home or business looking sparkling and new at no time at all!
St. Paul Residential and Commercial Power Washing Company
So, if you are ready to give a St. Paul residential and commercial power washing company a try, Sun Squeegee is the team for you! Give us a call today at (651) 210-8368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our Home and Business Power Washing Services.