When Is the Best Time To Power Wash A Home?

Most of the time, simply inspecting the outside of your house will let you know when it is time for a power washing. If your house has siding, run your finger along it. If you see a lot of dirt on your finger, or you see a tinge of green on the siding in the shady areas of your house, it’s time to make an appointment with a pressure washing service.

Power washing will improve your home’s curb appeal and protect it by removing mold and mildew that will eventually cause damage that will be expensive to repair. Here are some things you should think about when deciding when to power wash your house.

The Local Climate and Weather

How often you decide to power wash your home will depend on the climate and weather where you live. If your house is in a northern US state, it probably gets a lot of abuse from winter weather. Wait until the snow and ice passes and the temperature is milder before scheduling a power wash.  However, don’t schedule it in the fall when the leaves will drop and dirty your clean house. If you live in a warm, dry climate like California, a once-a-year cleaning is probably enough. Check the forecast and schedule the cleaning for a clear, sunny day so your house will dry before sunset. If you live in an area  with lots of heavy rain and humidity, mold, mildew, and algae can be problems and you should plan to pressure wash your house more frequently during the year. Contact Harford County Power Washing for advice on the best time of year to power wash your home.

In general, the best time to clean dirt from your siding, brick, or stucco is on a mild day with plenty of sun so your house has a chance to dry thoroughly. Power washing your home at the end of each season will clean away dirt and debris and prepare it for the upcoming months.

The Location of Your House

The season and the temperature aren’t the only factors that determine the best time to power wash a home. If the house is in an area that attracts a lot of dirt or if it sits under trees that drop a lot of leaves or sap, you should consider power washing more frequently. If your house is located on a dirt road, you might want to have your house power washed every two or three months. If the area has recently experienced a big storm, your house will benefit from a cleaning to wash away dirt and debris that was carried in by the severe weather.

The Presence of Mold or Mildew

If you see mold or mildew on your house, it is time to schedule a power washing. Once completed, it’s a good idea to have your home cleaned every few months to make sure the problem doesn’t persist. Remember to check the exterior, particularly after warm, rainy, and humid weather.

How often you power wash your home will depend on where you live and the specific location of your house. Power washing should be a part of your routine home maintenance. When you see the difference it makes, you will want to set up a schedule for cleaning so your place is looking its best all year round.

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