Why Power Wash Your Home Before Painting?

August 30th, 2020 in Power and Pressure Washing
Why Power Wash Your Home Before Painting

Are you thinking of painting the exterior of your home? The best way to prepare your house for a new layer of paint is by power washing its outer parts.

This important step will help the paint to adhere and will make the paint job look better and last longer. When the paint has been applied to a house that has not been cleaned well, the paint doesn’t stick for long because the paint sticks to the dirt instead of to the surface material.

Power washing is a good idea at other times, too, because it makes your house look better, and regular maintenance is part of home—or building--ownership.

Here are the main benefits why you should power wash your house before painting it.

1. Power washing improves the value of your house:

If you own a couple of commercial houses one way of increasing return on investment is by power washing your houses. This act retains existing customers and attracts other prospective clients who are looking for quality homes.

2. Prevents expensive repairs:

It’s clear that power washing your home reduces the likelihood of numerous repairs related to decay and rot. Dirt contributes to decay and earlier than necessary replacement of materials. Power washing can assist in extending the life of the exterior siding.

3. Removes mildew and mould:

Mildew and mould grow in wet and shady places. If you live in an area with high humidity, the mould and mildew may flourish around your house. To overcome mould and mildew you need to power wash the exterior of your home.

4. Power washing fights airborne contaminates:

Mold and mildew can penetrate through the windows, doors, and cracks. This can bring airborne pathogens to your family members who may already have something like asthma. Mould definitely causes breathing complications for the elderly and children. Power washing a home or building makes sense from several perspectives.

If you need power washing, please feel free to contact us. Building maintenance is our business.

For almost 20 years, Always Clean Maintenance has been proudly providing maintenance services to both residential and commercial properties on the Lower Mainland from Chilliwack to Squamish.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about property maintenance, please give us a call at (604) 789-1256.