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6 Trouble Spots To Pressure Wash After Winter

Winter is drawing to an end in the Asheville area. Trees and flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the days are getting longer. Spring is one of the best times of year in western North Carolina. The colors of wildflowers and amazing weather that accompany the months leading up to summer are some of the most attractive things about living in our part of the state.

With the coming change in the weather, spring cleaning will begin in earnest throughout our area. We want to remind home and business owners of six things you need to add to the pressure washing portion of your spring-cleaning list.


Six Dirty Areas You Should Pressure Wash in Spring

1) Siding

Your home’s siding is an important component of its exterior. It protects your family from outdoor elements and is one of the primary cosmetic factors in determining your home’s value. During winter, residue from wet leaves and persistent rain can form a later of grime that can ultimately reduce the lifespan of your exterior siding. Pressure washing siding can add years and value to your home.

2) Sidewalks and Driveways

Concrete sidewalks and driveways are susceptible to build-ups of oil, grease, and grime from storm debris. Residue from salt, saline, and brine road treatments can wreak havoc on your property’s concrete areas. Having those areas resurfaced can be quite costly, so make sure you have them cleaned this spring.

3) Parking Lots

If you are a property owner or manager, you know that the parking lot is the first impression for your business or apartment complex. When winter storms bring snow and ice, treated parking lots get covered with salt and snowmelt solutions for the safety of patrons and residents. Drivers also bring their share of winter road residue into the area with them. Without pressure washing those surfaces regularly, you may find yourself resurfacing sooner than you expected.

4) Windows

Dirt build-up is inevitable for windows during winter. Unlike siding and sidewalks, however, you see that uncleanliness every day. More than obstructing your vision, a dirty window is one that will need to be replaced sooner than windows that are regularly and thoroughly cleaned. Have your exterior windows cleaned after winter.

5) Roof and Awning

Roof and awning cleaning are vital, not just for aesthetic appearance, but for the safety of your home. Here’s why:

  • Small limbs and other materials will collect on your roof
  • Loose leaves will gather around those fallen limbs
  • The leaves will trap water, not allowing it to drain to the gutters
  • Perpetual wet places will cause your roofing materials to fail
  • Rot will create holes in your roof, allowing water to enter inside, leading to moisture issues and water damage

Pressure washing your roof and awning can go a long way toward preventing roof damage, lengthening its lifespan and preventing a domino-effect of issues in your home.

6) Decks and Outdoor Furniture

When spring rolls into Asheville, residents enjoy months of excellent weather. It is the perfect time of year to do some from and back pouch sitting, grilling, and hanging out in your yard. When you first emerge from your home after winter, however, your patio, deck, and outdoor furniture might be covered in a layer of seemingly indestructible grim. Pressure washing these surfaces will remove the dirt from those surfaces, preserving their condition, and making your outdoor spaces more enjoyable for you and your family.

If you are in the midst of spring cleaning and want more information and a free estimate for pressure washing services in the Asheville area, contact us. We are here to help make sure your spring cleaning includes your home's exterior surfaces.