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Is Pressure Washing Suitable For Winter Time?

Winter is characterized by low temperatures, cold weather, and precipitation. Your home's exterior starts to look grimy, dirty and even moldy. Spring is the most ideal time for pressure washing, although some homeowners do it during the winter and autumn seasons as well. Before we delve further into this post, keep C and J Pressure Washing in mind for your cleaning needs!

 

When your home is cleaned properly, it will not only provide an attractive appearance for you and passersby, but it will also preserve its value. Winter has a range of effects on your driveways, patios, fences, pools, and decks. Therefore, as a homeowner, you should make sure that these areas are properly cleaned before and after the season.

Cleaning Gutters And The Roof

Whether you will do it yourself, or hire a professional to pressure wash your home, you should make sure that the gutters and downspouts are thoroughly cleaned. During winter, the trees around your house will shed their leaves and dry branches and twigs will fall on your gutters.

 

This all depends on what type of trees are around your house, and how often you clean your gutters. Cleaning your gutters is important, because you will be minimizing the chances of different types of damages that may result from not doing so.

 

Water damage can occur on your roof, including the leaves causing water stagnation and leaks. In addition, if you collect water, you need to have a clean gutter and downspout to make sure you are collecting clean water, before treating it for further use.

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If your roof has any leaves or other forms of dirt, you should consider cleaning it before you clean your gutters. Remember, hiring a professional is advisable because of their skills and experience. However, if you are doing it yourself, you should be cautious when using a ladder, and you should not step on your roof, which can cause further damage.

 

You can use the pressure washer to clean the entire roof while you are on a ladder, or on a higher ground, rather than stepping on your roof. With leaves falling on your roof, you will probably have mold growth, due to cold weather conditions. Make sure you remove all the molds while cleaning your roof, gutters, and downspouts.

Cleaning Your Driveway And Garage

You will have to clean your driveway and garage, because you will probably have rust, especially if you have any metals around. Rust is a brown coating that is formed when metal is exposed to moisture, in the presence of oxygen. Rust not only wears away your garage and other metallic objects, but also reduces the aesthetic value of them.

 

Luckily, pressure washing, especially when done by a professional, is an ideal method of removing rust, whether in your garage, fence, doors, or the roof. In case you have ice remaining on your driveway, you can use a pressure washer to remove it, and you are guaranteed results.

Paint And Equipment

If you have painted your house, the paint might be peeling off, due to being exposed to moisture and cold weather for a long period of time. Therefore, if you are reconsidering repainting, you should clean the surfaces by sandblasting, to prepare the surface.

 

On the other hand, if you have any heavy equipment, like a tractor that needs cleaning after being left out during the winter season, pressure washing will guarantee the best results. Hiring an expert who has been offering pressure washing services for a number of years is the best option, because you will be guaranteed top notch services.