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Why Winter is the Perfect Time to Get a House Wash

Winter may not seem like the ideal time to think about cleaning the exterior of your house, but it’s actually a great opportunity to give your property a fresh start before spring arrives. Here are a few reasons why winter is a smart choice of timing for booking in a house wash.

Winter Rain and Moisture Make Cleaning Easier

One of the best and simplest reasons to book an exterior house wash in the winter is the help you get from the weather. Periods of extended rain (such as those Auckland often sees throughout winter) serve to soften the dirt and grime on your house’s exterior, much like soaking a frying pan in the sink before scrubbing it clean. This atmospheric soaking process loosens accumulated grime, making it much easier to wash away and letting us give your house an extra soft wash, which is even gentler on paint and delicate surfaces.

More Flexible Booking Options

Spring and summer are peak times for exterior cleaning companies such as The House & Building Wash Company, and our books can get pretty packed for weeks in advance. By planning ahead and scheduling a house wash in winter, you can avoid the spring and summer rush and have a much better chance of booking a day and time that suits you best and is less of a wait.

Remove Autumn Debris Before It Becomes a Problem

Winter is the perfect time to tackle the ashes of autumn. Fallen leaves and other such plant debris, when left unchecked, can (especially with winter rains) turn into a soggy mulch that glues to hard surfaces and creates a breeding ground for mould, fungi, and algae. This build-up can damage your paint, gutters, downpipes, and/or roof, potentially leading to costly repairs—trust us when we say that prevention is better than a cure. It can also pose a health hazard for you, your family, or your pets, especially for those with allergies or sensitive lungs. By getting a house wash in winter, you can deal with the debris before it becomes an issue.

Before and after photo of a gutter. The before photo shows the gutter clogged with fallen leaves; in the after photo, it has been cleaned
Autumn debris can build up in gutters and cause damage if left unchecked

Simplify Your Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is a time-honoured tradition and an important annual event, but it can be overwhelming when you have a long list of tasks to tackle. By booking a house wash and exterior property cleaning—including, perhaps, a pressure wash for your driveway, deck, or fences, a roof wash or roof treatment, or an exterior window clean—you can cross one item off your spring cleaning checklist. Unless you live in an area with an unusual amount of dust, pollen, or other airborne debris that might stick to your house’s exterior, an annual house wash is enough to keep your exterior looking great all year round. This means you can enjoy the warmer months without worrying about the state of your home’s exterior.

Winter House Wash For the Win!

All in all, winter is an excellent time to book a house wash for many practical reasons. The moisture from rain makes dirt easier to clean, getting a quote and booking a time slot is simpler and quicker, autumn debris can be dealt with before it causes damage, and your spring cleaning load is lightened. If we’ve convinced you to take advantage of these benefits to ensure your home and property looks pristine and well-maintained year-round, why not get in touch with us and book your house wash for the upcoming winter months?

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