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Add Value to Your Home with Power Washing and Window Cleaning

By Tyler Kirk | Pressure Washing

On average, adding curb appeal adds up to 12.7% more value to your home, translating to an extra $38,100 in value in a home that's being sold for $300,000. While those numbers might shock you a little bit, adding curb appeal to your home doesn't have to cost more than your mortgage.

Actually, even just power washing your driveway and the sides of your home can increase the overall value of your home. But, what exactly is power washing and how does it actually add value to your home?

Today, we're going to break down what power washing is and how cleaning the exterior of your home can greatly increase the overall value of your home!

What Is Power Washing?

Power washing isn't the same thing as pressure washing. Power washing actually uses a lower pressure stream of water along with a soap solution to scrub away grease, grime, and dirt. Power washing is great to use to blast away materials that are firmly stuck on to surfaces without having to worry about the hard work that comes with scrubbing. Plus, it's a great way to clean houses and any sensitive surfaces.

This washing system is beneficial to use to remove grime, dirt, and salt from decks, driveways, and an assortment of other places on the exterior of your home. Thanks to the solution in this type of washing, you can also use power washing to remove chunks of gum off of sidewalks. In addition, power washing is a great tool to use if you're looking to remove oil stains from your garage or your driveway!

Does Power Washing Add Curb Appeal?

Absolutely! Having the exterior of your house clean not only helps to keep your home looking appealing. It also ensures that your home stays healthy and won't be needing repairs in the short future.

5 Ways Power Washing Adds Value to Your Home

Not exactly sure how clean windows and siding can add value to your property? Here are the top five ways power washing adds value to your home:

1. Keeps Your Home Looking New

You may have heard on the home renovation TV shows that you watch or maybe it's even something your realtor even said. Adding a new driveway to your home can really help to make your property look brand new. After all, a brand new, stain-free driveway is what you normally see with homes that have been recently built.

But, why invest the money into a brand new driveway when you could just have yours regularly cleaned? Depending on how large your home is, having brand new driveway laid could cost thousands, or even tens of thousands, of dollars. Regularly having your driveway cleaned will not only help to keep the exterior of your home looking brand new.

2. Raises the Market Value of Your Home

Just think about what you would be buying if you were shopping around for a new home--would you rather spend your money on a home with spotless sidewalks, mildew-free deck, and a stain-free driveway? Or would you rather buy a house that has mildew on the deck, sidewalks with gum spots, and a driveway that's stained with spots of oil?

Simply ensuring that the exterior of your home has a curb appeal doesn't always necessarily mean planting trees and a garden. Keeping your property clean looking is a super easy way that normally takes less than one day to raise the market value of your home!

3. Makes Your Home Move-In Ready

Not everyone loves home renovation projects. If you're looking to have your property sell quickly for a high-price, you want to make sure that your house is as move-in ready as you can possibly make it.

Having your property power washed so that the buyers only have to worry about settling into their new home and not worry about having to clean makes your home more attractive to buyers.

4. Shows Off Your Home's Architecture

Even just a small change of removing any dirt, grime, or salt buildup on your deck can help complement the unique architecture of your home that helps to make your property stand out from the rest of the houses for sale in your neighborhood.

5. Makes a Lasting First Impression

The very first impression of your home is enough to make or break a sale and it also plays a huge influential roll in how quickly your home sells. Within a few seconds of arriving at your property, a potential buyer already has the first overall impression of your home. If a buyer isn't impressed with their first view of the exterior of your house, they'll be less likely looking around the interior of your house with an open mind.

A simple cleaning of the exterior of your house is a great way to help create a positive first impression without having to spend thousands on completely renovating the outside of your home.

Wrapping It Up

Even if your house takes a little while longer to sell than you first expected it to, it feels really nice to be living in a house that has a spotless exterior appearance. Regular power washing appointments can help to keep up with the exterior maintenance of your home to ensure that it's always looking spotless!

Convinced that your house would benefit from a power washing? Contact us today to set up an appointment with our professionally trained, background checked team of window washers or get a free quote!

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Judy C.North Charleston, SC

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Jessica B.Ocean Isle Beach, NC

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.

Marie J.Bolivia, NC

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Lynette C.Southport, NC

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Chris T.Raleigh, NC

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Mary D.Raleigh, NC

Loved them. Prompt, good communication and professional. Asked them to replace some bulbs in my motion sensors. Cleaned all my gutters and I have a pretty big home. didn't try and charge me extra. Yes, I'd definitely recommend them.

Jane L.Raleigh, NC

It is a large house with a large number of windows. They were aces! I've never seen anything like them. The team was made up of 4 or 5 guys. They worked well together. It was excellent work! They were super professional. I will be using them again. It took them a day and a half to do the work.

Derek B.Cornelius, NC

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John P.Cornelius, NC

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.

Patricia F.Mooresville, NC

Cleaned all gutters. Did a good job.

James L.Concord, NC

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Sean M.Durham, NC

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!

Angela K.Hillsborough, NC

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

Tim B.Apex, NC

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

Ellen J.Chapel Hill, NC

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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Ed C.Matthews, NC

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

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