Homeownership involves considerable annual maintenance. When you consider all the dirt, general grime and organic matter that roofs, siding, driveways and more can accumulate, the work becomes never ending to keep your property looking good. If you have a pool, as many residents in the Clearwater area do, you have even more work.
The answer to making short work of exterior cleaning tasks is power washing. A thorough power wash costs less than you think when performed by professionals.
Tasks That are Ideal for Pressure Washing
Many different outdoor cleaning tasks are appropriate for power washing. The high-pressure blast of water is ideal for the following outdoor cleaning jobs.
These are some of the most difficult areas of your home to clean as these areas not only accumulate leaves but also a lot of dirt and other particles that tropical storms and other events can deposit. For many instances, you'll need to apply a detergent to get some of the organic accumulation off of the gutter and soffit surfaces.
To clean these areas, you may be tempted to climb up on a ladder to get to the cleaning area. Don't do it. Use a curved attachment that is specially made for cleaning soffits and gutters as the long length will allow you to easily clean these hard-to-reach areas while keeping your feet securely on the ground. At DPI Pressure Washing we are prepared and experienced to clean your gutters under all possible circumstances.
Our backyard pools in the Clearwater area are places to escape, but when they start looking like a swamp, no one wants to take a swim. Cleaning a pool with a power washer will have your retreat looking like new in no time. Make sure your pool is made of plaster, aggregate or exposed concrete as other surfaces do not have the durability to withstand the blast of water produced by pressure washing. Obviously, you'll have to drain your pool before you perform a power washing job to remove algae and other organic contaminants. A freshly cleaned pool is good for at least another season.
Then we have the pool screens which can trap a lot of dirt and organic matter, particularly after tropical storms and other severe events. A soft wash with a wide nozzle is often best for screens as extreme pressure can easily break the screens.
The decks surrounding pools are also prime areas for pressure washing. Care must also be taken with these surfaces when they are made of ceramic tiles. You'll want to use a wider spray and a lighter pressure, especially if you have a newer installation with larger tiles that may be prone to breakage. On concrete surfaces you don't have to be that careful.
Note: If you want to powerwash your deck and your pool, clean the deck around the pool first, then let the water drain from the pool and attempt the pool cleaning. You can do it the other way round as well, but it takes a while for the pool pump to clean your pool water of the backwash from your power washing.
Cleaning driveways in Clearwater and surrounding Florida communities is one of the most frequent jobs performed by DPI Pressure Washing. Driveways, no matter what they are made of, take a beating from vehicles driving on them as well as chemicals that may drip onto the surfaces. Whether you have a paver driveway or one made of concrete or asphalt, these surfaces often become heavily stained with oil and other engine fluids. A thorough power wash cleaning preceded by appropriate detergents to loosen the stains will make quick work of this job, which can be vexing otherwise when done by hand.
If you have extensive concrete on your property thanks to backyard living areas, power washing will whisk dirt and stains away at the touch of a button. In some instances, especially when power washing has not been performed for a number of years, walkways will become dingy with embedded dirt. This service can also extend to retaining walls and other features such as fountains, planters, playground equipment, garden furniture and similar things that may have accumulated algae, mildew and lichen over the years.
At DPI Pressure Washing, we often perform pressure washing service for decks and patios in conjunction with other outdoor hard surface areas. Readying your outdoor living space prior to a big event or for a holiday party through a thorough power wash is a great way to have your property looking its best.
Washing your windows with a power washer can be tricky as the glass can easily break if you apply too much pressure or use the wrong nozzle. However, with the right amount of low pressure, it can be done. But don't forget: You also need to ensure that all windows are closed tightly so that no water gets inside your home. At DPI Pressure Washing & Window Cleaning LLC, we clean your windows by hand or with an extension pole if high up.
We recommend power washing your siding every two years. All types of siding benefit from a thorough cleaning, including vinyl, aluminum, steel, wood and stucco. Even a brick exterior can benefit from a good washing when done correctly.
Often, homeowners don't think of their roofs as an area that to power wash, but the humidity in our Clearwater climate makes the top of your home prone to growing algae, lichen and more in addition to simply retaining dirt and grime. Even asphalt roofs, which only last around 20 years, should get a periodic power washing. Terracotta and other tile roofs along with asbestos roofs require regular cleanings as these materials last up to 50 years and more. A clean roof means a longer-lasting one, even if it's made of asphalt, as you'll keep it in better shape. You'll spend less on maintaining it than you would on premature roof replacement.
How Much Does Pressure Washing Near Me Really Cost?
Power washing is great for so many different cleaning jobs, yet you may think that enlisting the help of a pressure washing service on a regular basis will be incredibly expensive. Nothing could be further from the truth. Pressure washing services price jobs on the amount of square footage cleaned, however, other factors come into play that include the location of your home, specific problems such as organic matter or chemical stains on surfaces slated for cleaning and even the difficulty of the job. Roofs with high slopes, for example, cost more the low-slope roofs. Many of our jobs cost as little as $100, which shows you how economical pressure washing services are.
If you want to know exactly how much money power washing will cost, consider one of DPI's yearly house cleaning plans. With one of these economical plans, you get specific power washing services for a low package price. We offer special rates for senior citizens.
Even if one of our popular package plans doesn't fit your needs, we can design a custom plan for you that is just as economical. Of course, if you only want one specific area of your Clearwater property cleaned, we're glad to oblige. Simply call us at 813-991-7243 for your free quote and to set up your appointment.
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