Being a real estate agent I understand the significance of curb appeal. A house with a well maintained exterior tends to capture a buyer’s attention and fetch a selling price. One effective method to enhance your home’s curb appeal is through pressure washing.
Pressure washing involves using high pressure water to eliminate dirt, grime, mold, mildew and other contaminants from surfaces. It can be employed for cleaning purposes on siding, decks, driveways, patios and more.
By pressure washing your home you effectively eliminate accumulated layers of dirt. Grime over time. This helps give your home a refreshed appearance that’s more appealing to buyers. Furthermore pressure washing aids in preventing the growth of mold and mildew that can harm your home exterior.
Advantages of pressure washing for your home;
1. Elevates curb appeal; A pristine and well maintained exterior has chances of attracting buyers and commanding selling prices.
2.To effectively clean your homes exterior pressure washing serves purposes;
1. Elimination of dirt, grime, mold and mildew; Over time dirt and grime can accumulate on your home’s surfaces. Pressure washing effectively removes these contaminants along with mold and mildew.
2. Prevention of damage; By employing pressure washing techniques you can inhibit the growth of mold and mildew that could otherwise cause harm to the exterior of your home.
3. Enhancement of home value; Research suggests that homes with maintained and clean exteriors tend to command selling prices compared to those that lack regular maintenance.
Here are some steps to follow if you decide to pressure wash your home yourself;
1. Select the pressure washer; Consider the size and nature of the surfaces you plan to clean when choosing a pressure washer from the options on the market.
2. Utilize the nozzle; Different types of nozzles cater to cleaning requirements. Ensure you use a nozzle for each surface; for instance siding would require a nozzle, then a deck.
3. It’s important to be cautious about applying pressure while pressure washing your home. Using force can potentially cause damage to the exterior. Start with a pressure setting. Gradually increase it as necessary.
4. Stay mindful of your surroundings when operating a pressure washer. Avoid spraying water onto cords or other sensitive areas that could be affected by the water pressure.
If you feel uncomfortable handling the task yourself, consider hiring a pressure washing company.
From a real estate agents perspective;
As a real estate agent I always advise my clients to give their homes a pressure wash before putting them up for sale. A clean and well maintained exterior can make an impact on the value of a home and its selling speed.
Apart from enhancing curb appeal, pressure washing also serves as maintenance for your home’s exterior. By eliminating dirt, grime, mold and mildew you’re safeguarding your home against damage caused by the elements.
If you genuinely want to sell your home at its price I strongly recommend having it pressure washed prior to listing it on the market.
Pressure washing is a cost effective method for enhancing curb appeal and boosting your home’s value.
If you’re considering selling your house or just want to enhance its appearance, pressure washing can be a choice.
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