Benefits of Pressure Washing Services

By Tyler Kirk | Pressure Washing
Updated on: 04/26/2022

If the exterior of your home is looking a little dingy, it may be time to call in the big guns. Pressure washing can clean up your driveway, walkways, and even your fencing.

It can be tricky to master a pressure washer, so if you're a novice, consider leaving this job to the professionals.

Check out our list of the top five benefits of professional pressure washing services.

1. Your Home Value Will Go Up

Ideal for those preparing their home for the real estate market, pressure washing the exterior of your property is almost essential to improving curve appeal. The better your home looks, the more inclined buyers will be to take a tour and fall in love with it. This improves the value of your home. Homebuyers will be more receptive to your price and make a good offer if the property is clean.

2. Safer Chemicals and Cleaners

In many cases, homeowners can do without any kind of chemical cleaning agent with pressure washing. However, in situations where these cleaners are needed, a lot of professionals are able to avoid using heavier, more damaging chemicals simply because of the pressure of the water.

Look for professionals who utilize more environmentally friendly cleaners in their jobs. Alternatively, if you’re tackling this DIY project on your own, look for cleaners that are trusted by the experts to get the job done without damaging your property or landscaping.

3. Clean Windows, Light Fixtures, and Other Areas

Pressure washing has the added benefit of effectively cleaning intricate areas better than a sponge or brush. It’s also more efficient and faster, and for higher-up light fixtures (such as a porch light) there’s no risk of falling from a stool. But, it’s essential to use the right technique and PSI, lest you damage these more delicate areas of the home.

4. Get to Hard-to-Reach Areas Safely

As we mentioned above, pressure washing can reduce, if not eliminate, the risk of falling when it comes to things like light fixtures. But, that applies to homes and properties that are multi-stories, or otherwise have areas where cleaning with your feet safely on the ground is hard to do. It’s not only safer, but it’s also effective. Even using an extension pole of some sort from the ground, siding and exteriors won’t get as clean simply because there isn’t enough pressure.

5. Get Cleaner Gutters with Pressure Washing

While pressure washing isn’t a substitute for cleaning your gutters, it’s ideal for getting your gutter exteriors clean and looking great. Clean gutters are essential to your property’s health, but it’s easy to overlook the exterior of them in light of the important role they play. As part of your home exterior, cleaning gutter exteriors should be included in any professional pressure washing service.

What All Great Pressure Washing Services Have in Common

You may have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a pressure washing service. Look out for a few specific characteristics that can separate the good from the bad.

A Clear Price Quote

The cost of pressure washing services can vary greatly depending on your needs. If your home is particularly dirty, large, or delicate, your costs may rise.

Be upfront with any prospective company about everything you need. Then ask for a detailed, itemized price quote that lays out the purpose behind each individual charge. A good company will be happy to explain its fee structure and won't hide costs behind vague terms or sparse invoices.

Flexible Services

Every home is a little different. Your home's exterior, for example, might be better suited for a softer wash with little to no pressure. Similarly, your pressure washing company will need to use different tactics to clean a wooden deck than they would use for a concrete driveway or stone pavers.

Look for a company that offers a variety of services to account for the specific needs of your house, like professional gutter maintenance and window cleaning.

A Visible History of Past Work

The results of a successful pressure washing job are too satisfying to ignore. Homes and outdoor features often end up looking brand new after a session with a professional.

That's why many pressure washing companies feature photos or an online gallery to show off their past work. Before you choose a service provider, check out their site to see what they can do.

Also, look for customer testimonials and online reviews before you choose your pressure washers. Look for a company with a great reputation in your community.

An Experienced Staff

Pressure washers can do a lot of accidental damage in a short amount of time. Some models can put out thousands of pounds of pressure per second. Industrial pressure washers can even cut through wood with nothing but water. Imagine what that could do to your windows!

Look for a pressure washing service that trains its employees well enough to avoid damaging the more delicate features of your home.

Insurance

It may seem mundane, but always check to make sure your pressure washing service provider is fully insured. Grimy, mildewy surfaces can get slippery, and you don't want to be liable if an employee falls on your property.

Schedule Pressure Washing Services at Your Home Today

At Labor Panes, we offer professional pressure washing, window cleaning, and gutter cleaning services to residents at our locations across North and South Carolina. We use effective cleaning solutions and well-trained personnel to get your home sparkling like new and more importantly, we help you avoid the risk of injury or damage. Kick back and relax while we get your home looking great. Visit us at one of our locations below:

Our Locations
North Carolina
Raleigh Wilmington Charlotte
Concord Lake Norman Durham
Greensboro Cary Waxhaw
Winston Salem
Tennessee
Franklin Nashville
South Carolina
Lake Wylie Charleston
Florida
Ormond Beach North Orlando
Alabama
Birmingham

Frequently Asked Questions about pressure washing.

Here are our most popular questions about the benefits and effectiveness of pressure washing your property.

Is pressure washing effective?

When done correctly, pressure washing is a very effective way to restore hard surfaces by removing dirt, stains, and other debris. It’s essential for cleaning residential and commercial properties and has numerous benefits.

What are the benefits of pressure washing your driveway?

Pressure washing your driveway can eliminate weeds, stains, and other common things that tend to spoil the appearance of your drive. Additionally, it’s faster than soaking, scrubbing, and rinsing over and over again until it’s clean. That being said, it’s important to do it correctly or hire a professional.

How often should pressure washing be done?

While this can vary by location, general upkeep throughout the year, and personal preference, we recommend once a year typically. Some property owners may need to pressure wash their property twice a year, or once every few years.

Does pressure washing damage house paint?

Typically, yes. The high PSI of pressure washers can easily damage paint causing chips, cracks, or stripping the paint from the surface altogether. It is essential to use a pressure washer properly or hire a professional to avoid damage.

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Great. They showed up on time in both the fall and spring. There was no mess. I thought the gutter mess would be on my yard or deck, but that was not the case. Everything was very clean.

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Cleaning window inside and outside and power washing window sills and gutter cleaning. They were nice and respectful of my plants. I will definitely have them back next year.

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Team did great. punctual answered email immediately. I bought a coupon deal and then added in additional windows. I have high peaks on my house and the team did a great job of getting all windows spotless!

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Had our house, deck and driveway powerwashed and our windows cleaned. Everything was great.

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Windows inside and out and gutters...excellent job.

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I have used this company for several years to clean my gutters and do some power washing. They always do a good job and clean up after themselves.

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Came promptly during scheduled appointment and cleaned gutters and replace security light bulbs. Very efficient. Recommend.

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They showed up on time and cleaned the windows as requested. They were very polite and nice young men.

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