Do I really need to clean outside?

What is considered an outdoor surface?

Your home has many outdoor surfaces that need regular maintenance to maintain their longevity and to avoid costly repair bills;

  • Driveway/Pathways
  • Roof
  • Eves and Gutters
  • Solar Panels
  • Home exterior
  • Pool Area
  • Deck/Alfresco/Patio/Veranda
  • Fencing

What are some typical concerns with outdoor surfaces?

  • Mould and Mildew
  • Grime
  • Dust/Dirt
  • Salt Spray
  • Chemical Residue / Oil spills
  • Stains
  • Rust
  • Wildlife Leavings
  • Debris from local trees

Why should I clean?

Whether it be your driveway, patio, roof or even the sides of your house, regular cleaning can help preserve the life of the surface and even protect your investment by preventing permanent damage that can cost into the $1000’s to fix or even replace.

Even in the case of your solar panels, regular cleans can make sure you are getting the most efficient energy production possible during the life of your panels, making the most of your investment.

How can the area you live in affect your surfaces?

Where you live can add extra risks to your outdoor surfaces.

Coastal: Salt spray can eat away at concrete and cause incredible amounts of damage to your home resulting in repair bills reaching into the thousands or even having to fully replace the area. A regular clean by experienced professionals can preserve the life of the surface and maintain the value of your home.

Rural: Rust from chemicals overspray i.e. crop dusting, can affect paint and tin roofs particularly around the screw holes. This can lead to damage, not only to the roof itself but to the interior of your home if your roof leaks; commonly through rust holes around screws.

Suburbia: Debris from local trees and local wildlife waste (possums, bats etc) on the roof can lead to mould, mildew and rust again leading to potentially huge repair bills.

Pigeons are also a concern because the area underneath solar panels are prime nesting locations for the warmth. However, this can cause the panels to become hotter or even overheat and significantly reduce how well your solar panels work.

City: Diesel becomes a concern when you live in an area with a high traffic flow or even near a motorway as it can leave a grimy residue on your outdoor areas leading to damage to the surface and can even lead to the seals on your screens and window being eaten away.

Residential Development: As suburbs are growing, houses already there become grungy I.e. red mud that can stain your roof, the render, brickwork and concrete and even lead to concrete cancer.

Just like cleaning your bathroom helps prevent mould and grime build up, the same is true for your outdoor surfaces, and like your Teflon pan the correct tools are needed to avoid damaging the area you are cleaning.

For a quality clean of the outside of your own home, call in the professionals. Prestige Pressure Washing are highly trained technicians who use a proprietary blend of products to give you the best clean for your outdoor surfaces. You can find the at to make a booking with the team.