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Should You Continue the Power Wash When It’s Raining?

We can’t control the weather, so there really are instances wherein things don’t go as planned. If you have set your power washing day on a rainy day without any idea that it’s going to be a rainy day, the question that is going to roam on your mind is: Should I continue the power wash when it’s raining?

We’re not going to give you one simple answer because there isn’t one. Continuing and not continuing are both fine so long as you don’t become careless. Here are two perspectives to make things clear.

You Should Continue the Power Wash

When we talk about washing, there’s water involved. One good thing about power washing during the rainy days is the fact that you don’t have to worry about the water supply because the clouds are giving it to you, and for free. You are basically teaming up with the weather to clean the house, and that’s so … sweet.

Moreover, it’s quite difficult to remove dirt during the dry season because everything dries out fast, including the cleaning solution. The sun suddenly becomes an enemy that  you’ll find hard to defeat. What’s more, it’s hard to see things clearly when the sun’s out. Unless you feel like wearing sunglasses while battling with dirt, then this is a problem.

Also, it isn’t inevitable for the cleaning solution to spread to areas where it isn’t welcome, like near our plant friends. The rain can help you wash it off.

Having said that, power washing while it’s raining is fine because there are a lot of benefits … but that’s provided that the rain isn’t accompanied by thunder and lightning. If that’s the case, then might as well do it some other time as continuing the power wash may be harmful, and life-threatening even.

You Should NOT Continue the Power Wash

You can’t be able to power wash without electricity because the equipment that will be used won’t work without it. But then, we all know that water and electricity aren’t and can never be best friends (unless we’re talking about pure water, which is an insulator), so if the date can be moved at a later date, move it instead of risk everything, especially your life.

That’s the most serious thing that can happen, but there are some other possibilities that could prove that power washing while it’s raining is not a good idea, such as slipping. Slipping isn’t rare during the rainy season. In fact, a lot of people have experienced it, and some of them had to go to the hospital to treat their wounds or injuries.

Your house won’t fall to pieces if you don’t power wash it as soon as possible. Choose to be safe. You only have one life. But if it must be power washed now and it’s non-negotiable, just call in professional power washers rather than do the task yourself. They should know the right thing to do.

Another option is to call in the professionals like Pressure Cleaning Adelaide to do the job for you. This will save the hassle of making these decisions yourself.

How Often do I pressure wash the house?

This is the most efficient way of cleaning up the outside of your house. A strong water pressure will shift grime from pathways and from walls and buildings. But it can do damage if it is not done correctly. Avoid problems and ensure the job is done correctly.

It is not always necessary to pressure wash your house on a strict schedule, such as every year at the end of summer. You might have a “dirty” summer one year, but next year is not so “dirty”. The answer to the “How Often” question is, “whenever it needs to be washed”. There are some factors to be taken into consideration.

Your climate might affect how dirty the house is. Heat and humidity can invite algae and mildew, so look out for this if you live in a hot area. Pollution from traffic, factories and the like, is also a contributing factor. Salt spray, if your home is near the coast, can also have a detrimental effect. You may need to wash more often. Trees and foliage near the house can deposit sap. Birds and animals also contribute to grime on your house.

Mould and mildew can be serious health hazards, and can affect people with asthma or other respiratory conditions. If you family is at risk, then cleaning away mould and mildew is necessary on a more regular basis.

When it’s time to paint the exterior of the house, it is certainly preferable to have the house washed down, because applying the paint is easier and will adhere best if the surface is clean and dry. For any external renovations or upcoming major projects, it is recommended that you clean the house first. And if you are planning to sell the house, a shiny clean house is much more presentable and attractive to potential buyers.

Of course there are benefits to power cleaning your house. Firstly, it will keep your house looking great. It is an easy way to add an element of attraction to your home. And don’t forget the roof, it needs to be cleaned as well. Sometimes the roof is not visible from the street, so any grime and mildew on the roof will not be noticed. So it is essential, when pressure cleaning, to have a look at the roof to see if it needs to be done as well. Grime and mildew can proliferate on the roof and as mentioned before, this can cause health problems.

Grime and mildew can also cause damage to your home, so to power wash your house on a regular basis will help to prevent damage, and preventative maintenance will mean there will be less major damage in the future.

While power washing is something that a home handyman or handywoman can accomplish, in some situations it may be beyond the ability of the householder. If your house looks like it needs a good bit of spit and polish, call your local pressure washing serviceman like the ones from Pressure Cleaning Sunshine Coast.