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The Careful Process Of Pressure Washing Old Houses

The Careful Process Of Pressure Washing Old Houses

Pressure washing services can pose unique challenges when applied to older houses. Aging structures may have more delicate surfaces and weathered materials, such as aging wood, fragile paint, or worn-out siding. The increased fragility of these materials demands a more cautious approach during pressure washing. Excessive pressure can lead to the stripping of paint, damage to siding, or even structural harm. Additionally, older houses may have accumulated layers of grime and dirt, requiring a more thorough and gentle cleaning process to avoid causing harm to the underlying surfaces. Specialized cleaning agents and lower-pressure settings become crucial to ensure effective cleaning without compromising the integrity of the older building.

But how can you tell if your older home may be one of these such cases?

Signs Your House May Need Extra Care

While these signs usually mean it is time for a replacement, it is understandable when a homeowner wants to get a little bit more life out of their old siding before installing new. Here are the cues to watch out for when deciding whether your home's exterior needs extra TLC during pressure washing:

  • Visible Wear and Tear: Obvious signs of aging include peeling paint, cracks, or chipping on the siding surface.
  • Faded Color: Fading or discoloration of the siding can indicate prolonged exposure to weather elements, suggesting it may be reaching the end of its lifespan.
  • Rot or Decay: Soft or mushy areas on the siding are indicative of rot, which can compromise the structural integrity of the material.
  • Warping or Buckling: Warped or buckled siding may result from water damage, a common issue with older siding materials.
  • Visible Gaps or Loose Panels: Loose or gaps between siding panels may indicate a loss of structural integrity and reduced protection against the elements.

A Professional Service Backed With 14 Years Of Experience

At A's Pressure Washing, we help you decide whether your home needs extra care when undergoing its annual house washing service. If your older home can survive a house washing service, you can count on A's Pressure Washing for superior results. With 14 years of experience in the industry, A's Pressure Washing understands the limitations of what we can and cannot accomplish.

Our experienced professionals adjust pressure levels and choose suitable cleaning agents to ensure thorough cleaning without compromising the structural integrity or aesthetics of your vintage property. By understanding the unique needs of older houses, we mitigate the risk of causing harm while rejuvenating the exterior.

You can schedule a consultation with our experts today by calling us at 706-715-3104.