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Why Should You Power Wash Your House?

 Why Should You Power Wash Your House?

If you follow our blogs, you know that we’re big on residential and commercial maintenance painting here in the Bay Area. There’s no better way to maximize the value of your paint job than by simply caring for it. As we like to say, if you wait until the paint fails, you’ve waited too long. Routine care and touch-ups will save you money in the long run, every time.

But what about between paint jobs, or even between touch-ups? How can you keep your Bay Area home’s surfaces healthy and attractive?

We recommend routine power washing for a number of reasons.

4 benefits of power washing your home

Let’s kick this off with a picture; it’s worth a thousand words, right? Look at the difference that a deep clean can make, washing away caked on residue that had gradually accumulated on this deck in Oakland.

 Why Should You Power Wash Your House?

#1: Refresh your property

Case in point? The photo above. But this same principle applies to your siding as well, along with patios, walkways, and other outdoor surfaces. Airborne pollutants stick to your home, and mildew and mold will inevitably grow. Shady areas are particularly vulnerable. You’ll be absolutely amazed by the difference a thorough power washing can make.

#2: Help your paint and stain last longer

Those pollutants look nasty, but they also are super tough on your coatings. Routine washing will help extend the life of your paint and stain, adding to the value.

#3: Catch damage earlier

Power washing is an ideal opportunity to closely inspect your exterior surfaces as you go. This is the perfect time to catch rot early, keep an eye on that crack in your stucco, or check on the condition of your caulking. Talk to your painter and see what recommendations they have for your overall maintenance strategy.

#4: Makes painting and maintenance easier

Clean surfaces not only look better, but they’re easier to work on as well. Many painters start with power washing, so keeping clean surfaces makes the process all the faster and simpler.

Should you hire a professional to power wash your Bay Area home?

We recommend it. Power washing can be dangerous, if you don’t have the right training and equipment, and it can be hard on your home too. A professional knows how to adjust for different materials and conditions, ensuring that the process is done correctly with no damage to your surfaces.

Have more questions about house painting in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area? Contact us at MB Jessee Painting! We’re here to help.

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— Kevin Ames, Mark Becker Homes

“MB Jessee painters are stellar! As a designer I've worked with numerous companies over the years, and MB Jessee is a top-notch firm. From the first phone call to the final clean up, every person is courteous, professional, and hard working. The owner, Matt, is a charitable leader who has instilled his team with integrity and honesty providing the customer with a first class experience at a fair price with a paint job that is guaranteed to last. I highly recommend MB Jessee. Thank you Matt and your STAR crew-Daniel, Rigoberto, Vicente, Edy, Pedro, and Mario, for a job well executed! Cynthia Brian, ASID, Starstyle® Productions, llc”

— Cynthia Brian
Morgan, CA

“It was a great experience working with MB Jessee. The crew was careful and thorough as they painted the house, sealed stucco cracks, repaired dry-rotted wood, stained the deck, etc. Robert, Gersson, Jose, and all of the people involved in the process from the estimate to the job completion were friendly and professional.”

— Mike C.
Livermore, CA

“M.B. Jessee painted the exterior of my Spanish house over 9 years ago, and they did such an incredible job that they are still getting referrals from me today. The paint is holding up perfectly -- there is absolutely no peeling chipping or any other deterioration. I still remember that my final walk-through list consisted of items written on one side of a 3x5 index card (and I'm REAL picky about my house!) However, when Matt and I did that walk-through over HALF the items were no longer an issue, as his team had noticed them first and they had already been resolved.”

— JoAnn Newcomb

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— Heather Jordan

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— Adam Swisher

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San Leandro