Cleaning Your House After The Summer Rains

With all the rain and storms we’ve had over this summer season, you’re probably looking at your house and yard thinking it could do with a spruce up.  Most of us still had to work, and work hard, during lockdown of 2020 and into 2021 and may not have been able to take advantage of summer holidays and having a wee but of spare time to do your yearly maintenance. You may be thinking about organising a professional to come and do your roof and house washing for you!.

 

If Roof Washing Necessary?

Roofs, like any other aspect of your house, need regular maintenance. Regular checks would help you to identify potential problems when they are still manageable. Cleaning will lengthen the life of your roof. Debris, streaks, moss, and lichen do worse than subtract from your home’s appearance and worth. They have the potential to trigger more serious problems in the future. Shingles may be damaged by moss and lichen. This includes the shingles’ UV defense properties. As a result, your house will be colder and your cooling costs will be higher (if you have air conditioning). Their root growth has the ability to lift roof tiles, rendering them more resistant to wind injury. They have the ability to collect particles as well as hold water. When it comes to algae, the dark stains are caused by bacteria forming their dark and hard UV-protective outer covering. The absence of stains does not rule out the presence of algae. It indicates that the growth has not progressed to the advanced stage. Failure to eradicate it causes the infection to deteriorate year after year. The eventual accumulation will have an effect on interior temperatures, decrease property prices, and cause you to repair your roof earlier than expected. Cleaning the entire roof is needed for proper care.

Getting Your Roof Cleaned Improves Street Appeal

You may be considering taking advantage of the influx of ‘out of staters’ wanting to buy homes in Queensland. Getting a roof cleaned is immediately going to brighten and refresh its look and will increase the value of your property. It’s a simple easy trick to bring in the buyers. And when the new owner is looking at what maintenance the house may require, roofs and other exterior are the first things they will be looking at and if they are not having to worry about getting the place to its sparkling former glory then this will make for a quick and easy sale. Although you can rent a pressure washer and purchase the required supplies, you are better off leaving it to the professionals. Aside from the dangers of climbing ladders and being on a damp, potentially slippery, or poor roof, cleaning a roof on your own could possibly result in additional damage. Incorrect pressure washing can cause damage to tiles, flashing, chimneys, and gutters. Incorrect chemical and retardant treatment will not remove any moss or algae growth and will lead to further growth earlier rather than later. Improper cleaning will cancel the manufacturer’s warranties as well. So, save yourself the stress and get a pro to come in and get the job done for you.  As an extra, you should get your gutters cleaned at the same time as your roof and house washing, you don’t need need those moldy gutters ruining it for the rest of the team!

Is House Washing Necessary?

Yes of Course.  As with the roof, after a season of rain and storms there is most likely going to be dirt, dust and debris.  With wet and humid weather brings the increase change of mold and algae growth, as well as moth cocoons and old spider webs.
Cleaning the exterior of a house can seem to be a challenging job, but with the right equipment and techniques, it can be very easy.  If your house isn’t very dusty, even if it’s made of brick, stucco, or fragile wood shingles, the simplest way is to use a garden hose.  If your home has complicated stains, pressure cleaning is the way to go.  However, Pressure washing isn’t suitable for all materials that make up the exterior of your house. If you are considering power washing, you can carefully consider if this is the best option for you. Although power washing is a handy way to get your siding sparkling clean for the season, it can potentially do more harm than good. If you’re inexperienced with this cleaning method, you could literally crack the exterior, costing you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in repairs. Pressure washing will create holes in your siding, vinyl panel breakage, and other issues.
When you use a pressure washer, you’re probably spraying water up into the roof of your home. While this can sound like a smart idea at the moment, bear in mind that there are vents in this part of the house where water can enter. Water that gets into your attic and goes undetected will cause wood rot on the beams. Water seeping behind the panels can also cause rot, which is extremely harmful to the wood’s exterior.

Is house Washing Expensive?

The word “expensive” is a relative term. Your house is your single most valuable investment. Your roof is arguably the most critical component of your house, as well as one of the most costly to repair. Proper maintenance will secure the integrity of your investment and prolong the life of your roof. Given the possible future harm that mold, lichen, and algae may cause, certain insurance companies can void or raise the cost of your premium if you neglect to keep your roof clean. We strongly advise you to consult with your contractor as they might have a provision involving regular cleaning as well.

We definitely recommend talking to your local professional Roof and House Washing company about getting your property cleaned up to bring it back to its former glory!