Give Your Home a Makeover: Top 3 Benefits of Pressure Washing Your Jacksonville, Florida Home


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We love living on the First Coast. While we’re within minutes of the beach, we’re also close to beautiful areas like Mandarin, with its beautiful oak trees and St. Johns River access. Or close to St. Augustine, with all of the fun activities of St. George Street.

However, the Jacksonville area also brings harsh environmental elements that can damage the exterior of our homes. Drive down any street and you’re bound to see mold, mildew and algae growing on the siding of homes. Step into the backyards of these homes and you’ll see decks and fences green stained green by algae growth.

We recommend to our friends and clients a regular pressure washing schedule that can help keep these unattractive and harmful elements at bay.

Which brings me to the top 3 benefits of home pressure washing

1. Preventative maintenance can save you money on future costly repairs

This is the primary reason you should get your home pressure washed. Unfortunately, it’s not the number one reason people call us. They call when they see a problem growing on their homes, driveways or sidewalks.

Pressure washing should be a regularly scheduled home maintenance event just like a once a year termite pesticide application. Exterior washing of your home can extend the life of your home siding, concrete driveway, porch or sidewalk and wooden areas like your deck and fence.

When done at least once a year (twice a year is better), pressure cleaning can eliminate contaminates that contribute to rot, decay and premature aging of your home’s coating and building materials.

Quite simply, pressure washing services can add years of life to your property and save you money on costly repairs.

2. Curb appeal can add value to your home

Obviously, unsightly stains and mildew on a home can be a depressing sight.

You’ve made a major commitment in the purchase of your home and you want it to look good. Pressure washing can breathe new life into your home.

Many of our clients were originally looking to repaint or replace unsightly areas, which would have incurred major costs. Once we power cleaned their homes, they were amazed on how new everything looked, and the money they had saved.

If you’re selling your home, the impact of your home’s appearance can’t be understated.

Lori Neighbors, an Assist 2 Sell Realtor, says many homes she’s visited with clients could have been helped by simply pressure washing the exterior.

“First impressions matter as you walk up to a home,” says Lori. “For the buyer, the cleanliness of the home looks helps to indicate how much the owner cared for their home. For the seller, it can make a difference to their bottom line.”

According to the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers, “a good first appearance on a home can add as much as 5 to 10 percent to the value of the home.”

Pressure washing is considered to be one of the most affordable ways to increase your home’s value.

3. Safety and health of those living in or visiting your home

In Jacksonville, you’re surrounded by contaminates that pose risks to your health. Dirt, mold, mildew and oil are the primary culprits that can create safety and health issues around your home.

Pressure washing can help protect your family from mold and outside allergens.

Additionally, power cleaning the walkway and driveway can help protect your family and visitors from accidents like slipping on oil or mildew. In tree covered areas like those found in Mandarin, Avondale, Arlington, Orange Park, Middleburg and the Westside, mildew and algae can grow on the damp and shadowed sidewalks surrounding your home.

One of the reasons we like to visit homes before giving a free estimate on our pressure washing service is that we can help you fully understand the long-term benefits you’ll receive, including the money you’ll save in the long run.

As always, I’m available to answer any of your home cleaning questions. Give me a call and let’s chat about getting your property looking its best.

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Put any tool in Conrad’s hand and he’ll wield it like a master. Since 1978, he’s made a career in the construction and property cleaning industry. Now a consultant for Bel Air Pressure Washing, he enjoys being the go-to guy who helps home and commercial clients achieve their property exterior goals. He’s always available for a question or two at 904.472.8193.

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