The different ways and tools to clean the exterior of your home quickly
The accumulation of dirt and mildew on the facade not only affects the aesthetics of your home, but can also be the cause of more serious problems such as weakening of the structure or water infiltration in the long term. Regular exterior cleaning is essential to preserve your building. Let’s take a look at the different possible methods and the tools needed to do so.
The different ways to clean the exterior of your home
1- Traditional cleaning with soapy water
If the dirt and mold are not too bad, you can gently clean the front of your house with a brush soaked in soapy water. However, be sure to use a mild soap that will not attack the materials and cause more damage.
2- Cleaning with water and a garden hose
It is also possible to use a hose and nozzle kit to clean the outside of your home. This method is more convenient and faster than the previous one. In addition, it is not aggressive to the structure. Use only water if the front is not too dirty. If not, you can add a small amount of suitable detergent.
3- High pressure cleaning
Finally, sometimes high pressure cleaning is your only option if the front is too dirty for example. In this case, you will need a spray nozzle with an extension if it is a multi-story building. It should be noted, however, that this method is very aggressive and can only be applied to solid and resistant structures such as concrete. Also, it is forbidden to stay too long on an area to avoid damaging the walls.
Call in a professional to clean the exterior of your home!
At Squidgee Maintenance, we offer a power washing service for cleaning the exterior of your home. We put at your disposal qualified, experienced and well-equipped professionals who will take all the necessary precautions to preserve your structure. You can call on us for commercial, residential and institutional building cleaning. Finally, we carry $2 million in liability insurance to cover damages in the event of an accident.
When is the best time to clean your home’s exterior?
Regardless of the method used, it is strongly recommended that you clean the exterior of your home in warm, dry weather to avoid damaging the structure. Also, avoid cleaning the facade in the winter, as the thermal shock could cause significant damage.
Cleaning the exterior of a home is a delicate task that requires an experienced person to preserve the structure, especially if you opt for power washing. We offer you our services for this very purpose if you are in Montreal, on the North Shore or on the South Shore. To contact us, you can fill out the online contact form or call 514-500-8579.
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