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The Do’s and Don’t’s of DIY (And why you Should Let us Help!)

If you’ve been spending lots of extra time at home lately, you might be noticing projects to take on here and there. Home improvement has certainly become a popular way to pass time through the pandemic, and exterior cleaning is no exception. While there are positive elements to tackling this project yourself, there are elements to consider which might make you consider hiring professionals. Today we’d like to walk you through some pros and cons of having your home pressure washed or doing it yourself.


You may be wondering why you’d need to hire a company to come clean your home’s exterior when you can so easily rent a pressure washer at your local home improvement store. The pros to the DIY approach of pressure washing are that you maintain full control of the project, and you can work according to your own timetable. Working alone, you make all the decisions! However, as doable as it is to pressure wash your home yourself, it can be time-consuming and even dangerous. You could easily get stuck on a hard to reach spot or fall from a ladder due to the intense pressure coming from a wand. Renting a pressure washer does not come with training, which any reputable company should have plenty of!


Hiring a professional company to pressure wash your home comes with its own set of pros and cons, and they are worth careful evaluation before you make a decision. Unfortunately, not all companies will care for your home as much as you do or will overcharge you for the service. Hiring a company means you will have to do research to choose one with the best reputation and prices. On the bright side, this will often yield the best results to get your house into the shape it needs to be in. Companies will have professional grade equipment you may not have access to, as well as the proper training and experience to match it. In addition, you are saved the time and hassle of working outside in the elements!


As you research companies to choose from, you’ll find that our team at Brown’s Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning make a habit of leaving customers satisfied. We will always go the extra mile to make sure your home is quickly and thoroughly cleaned! Ready to get started? Call now for a free quote, and let us handle this project for you.


2. Soft Wash or Pressure Wash: Which is Right for You?


Cleaning something as large as a house can seem overwhelming with so many different decisions to make. As hard as it may be to decide on a method, it is important to choose the right one in order to best protect the home you’ve worked so hard for. Don’t worry! Brown’s Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning is here to help. In this post, we will tell you about the differences between the two primary methods of cleaning- soft washing and pressure washing.


You may be asking yourself what exactly a soft wash is. Great question! A soft wash is the safest and most effective way remove surface level contaminants growing on your property. Mold, algae, dirt, and mildew can all be easily taken care of with the stealthy combination of more water and cleanser with less pressure than a standard “pressure wash.” New surfaces, such as concrete poured within three years, require this special wash as to ensure that the surface maintains its structural integrity. A soft wash can also help in cases of roof cleaning or a deck wash.


Now that you know what a soft wash is, let’s ramp things up to a pressure wash! Pressure washing is performed using a specific formula designed to combine water and pressure to clean surfaces with tough contaminants. High pressure like this is recommended for removing stains or paint in preparation for a new layer. While pressure washing can quickly work magic to make your property sparkle, it should always be done with caution and training. Without proper knowledge and skill, your property could easily become damaged.


The good news is that whichever wash suits your needs best, Brown’s Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning is here to help. We work hard to train our technicians to be the best they can, to get your home looking the best it can. If you’re ready to sparkle and shine, give us a call for a free estimate now!

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