How frequently should I pressure wash my residence? The frequency of pressure washing will depend on the kind and condition of your siding. Unless the siding has substantial mildew or dirt accumulation, pressure cleaning is typically unnecessary. However, homes in locations with a great deal of pollen or where the soffits are plagued with spider webs are excellent candidates for yearly pressure cleaning.
Once a year, homeowners with vinyl, aluminum, or composite siding must pressure wash their homes. If you have wood siding, you should only pressure wash when there is dirt or mildew accumulation, unless you apply extremely low pressure to remove pollen and spider webs annually.
Best Season for Pressure Washing Your Home
After the pollen has fallen in late April is the ideal time to pressure wash your property. Since pressure washing demands a thorough inspection of your home’s siding, this is an ideal opportunity to evaluate the outside of your home for decay, insect infestations, and problem areas.
The Risks of Power-Washing a House
There is such a thing as too much pressure washing. While it is thrilling to watch a pressure washer blast away dirt, care must be taken to prevent breaking vinyl siding, denting aluminum siding, blasting away undesired paint, marring the wood, and driving water into inappropriate areas. Always use the proper nozzle, maintain a safe distance from the wand, and adjust the pressure to the bare minimum required for cleaning.
Always consult the maker of the siding for optimal pressure washing procedures. Some manufacturers recommend avoiding it completely and washing the siding with a soft bristle brush, light soap, and water, and then rinsing it with the garden hose.
Pressure-Washing Prior to Painting
In addition to other methods, professional pressure washing is an excellent and very effective approach to preparing your home’s siding for exterior painting work. Contact Waterboyz to schedule your appointment today.