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The Four Biggest Reasons Why Regular House and Property Washing is Essential

Updated: 6 days ago

Keeping your house and property clean is more than just a matter of aesthetics. Regular washing of your home’s exterior surfaces offers numerous benefits that can save you money, enhance your living environment, and protect your family’s health. Here are the four biggest reasons why you should make an annual house wash a priority.

1. Prevent Damage and Save Money in the Long-Run

Over time, dirt, grime, algae, mould, and fungi spores accumulate on exterior surfaces such as siding, roofs, and gutters. These not only detract from your home’s appearance but also facilitate the progression of mildew, rust, and decay. If left unchecked, this build-up can cause permanent damage, leading to costly repairs. Regular maintenance through house washing can prevent these problems from escalating, extend the lifespan of your home’s exterior, and save you money on expensive repairs.

2. Increase the Lifespan of Your Paint

Environmental build-up such as mould can eat away at the paint on your house’s exterior. Paint manufacturers recommend washing painted exterior surfaces annually to maintain the paint’s integrity and appearance. New Zealand’s weather and environment, being in close proximity to the sea and exposed to such high levels of UV—especially here in Auckland—make this especially pertinent. An annual house wash can preserve the vibrancy and durability of your paint and increase its life expectancy by 20–25%, which means fewer repainting jobs over the years and significant monetary savings.

3. Increase Curb Appeal and Property Value

A clean house is a beautiful house. Whether you want to spruce up your home to help make the neighbourhood look nicer or you’re preparing to sell, a house wash is a quick and easy way to achieve a boost in curb appeal and property value, making your home more visually appealing to both neighbours and potential buyers. In the real-estate market, first impressions matter, and a well-maintained exterior can give you a competitive edge as well as ensuring that your home always looks its best and contributing to your neighbourhood’s overall appearance.

A clean house with a signwritten 0800 HOUSEWASH truck out front.
Appearances aren't everything—but they can certainly make a difference!

4. Protect the Health of Your Home, Family, and Pets

Built-up algae, mould, and fungi on your home’s exterior surfaces are not just unsightly; they can pose serious health risks. The spores from these microorganisms can exacerbate allergies and cause respiratory issues, especially with long-term exposure. Mould and mildew are particularly harmful to those with pre-existing health conditions, such as asthma. Regular house washing helps keep these harmful spores at bay, protecting you, your home, your family, and your pets. A clean exterior isn’t just an aesthetic boost but creates a safer living environment for everyone.

Regular House Washing = a Happy, Healthy Home

Regular house and property washing is an essential part of home maintenance that offers numerous benefits. It helps prevent damage and saves you money on repairs, increases the lifespan of your paint, enhances curb appeal and property value, and protects the health of your family and pets. By investing in regular exterior cleaning (especially with the help of professionals) you can ensure that your home remains beautiful, durable, and safe for years to come. If you can’t remember the last time you had your house washed, don’t wait for dirt and grime to cause problems—get in touch with us today and enjoy the many advantages of a clean, well-maintained house.

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