Can My Home Be Pressure Washed In The Winter Time?

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During the winter months, homeowners tend to let outdoor maintenance slide. Whether it’s pressure washing, yard work, etc… the cold temperatures keep people indoors. Unfortunately, cold damp weather is primetime for molds, mildew, and algae to grow outside. Here are some points to consider in favor of having your home pressure washed in the winter months.

Freezing Temperatures and Pressure Washing

Pressure washing your home in freezing temperatures is a no go for safety reasons and in consideration for the workmanship of your equipment. Also, high-pressure water can get into cracks and gaps between your building materials like the roof shingles, flashing, and wall cladding, and then damage them when the water freezes and expands.

Pressure washing a house includes working from a ladder and rooftop in most cases, so forming ice on top of everything is just not safe. Most pressure washing equipment will not work well when the lines and components start to freeze too. Thankfully freezing temps come in waves and allow homeowners to plan their pressure washing around them. 

Keep Pressure Washing Safely In the Cold Months

If the temps are above freezing you are good to go. All safety precautions should still be followed because water by itself makes everything slippery. Keep in mind that mixing bleach, soap, and cleaning solutions into your pressure washing mix makes slipping and falling even riskier regardless of the outside temperature.

Why Should I Pressure Wash My House In The Wintertime?

Nature is still attacking your home’s exterior in the winter months. Here are some things that negatively impact your home’s outer shell if they are neglected:

  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Lichens
  • Algae
  • Animal Waste
  • Air Pollution
  • Pollens
  • Heavy Shade
  • Constant Moisture
  • Creeping Ivy
  • Dust
  • Mosses
  • Debris
  • Natural Acids
  • And more…

With a decrease in the sunshine, you may see an increase in dingy, moldy, mossy, algae looking areas on your walls and roof. All debris collects and traps moisture allowing things to grow. The way these organisms work is to anchor themselves through your building materials. Like the roots of a tree in the ground but much smaller, they open up pores and cracks in your home’s exterior. With more openings allowing more moisture, the cycle grows and begins a process of rot and degradation.

How Can Pressure Washing My Home Save Money On Home Repairs?

Cleaning the debris, dust, pollens, and mildew off of the exterior of your home will keep your building materials healthy and working as they should. Most building materials are designed to be water-shedding, not waterproof. Any collections of debris will trap moisture and start negatively affecting your home’s exterior components. This goes a long way towards saving money on repairs as a part of ongoing maintenance.

Too cold for you to pressure wash your home? Call the professionals at Pensacola Pressure Washing so you can stay warm and dry inside. Professional service providers bring you their expertise as well as their labor. There is an exceptional value in hiring experts who can often get the job done in less time and with better results than doing it yourself. 

A Clean Home is an Attractive Home

Keep your curb appeal in every season. Pressure washing your home and keeping it clean maintains your home’s value and allows you to spot small repair issues before they grow into expensive ones.

Call Pensacola Pressure Washing for a Free Consultation Today

Pressure washing is our way of life and we look forward to serving you. Give us a call and see why we have such a loyal customer base with year-round service. We save you time, hassle, and money.

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