These days it's important to take advantage of intelligent investments. Given the current state of Wall Street, we can expand the idea of an investment in terms of things that can extend our current assets' life cycle. One of the most economical ways to do this is preserving our home. As a structure, it requires constant maintenance and the more efficient the maintenance that you can provide over the long run, the better.
An often overlooked way to preserve the hard infrastructure of our homes is by pressure washing. One would be surprised at the benefits of this simple task. Here are just a few examples.
Would you rather clean things or replace them? Siding, sidewalks and roofs are enormously expensive to replace yet few people do the math to see which they would truly rather do. In a throw-away society, far too few people think about preservation and they should. It's akin to keeping the oil changed regularly in your car. An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure any day of the week.
Regularly scheduled pressure washing can rid a house of destructive influences like mold and other organic invasions. Regardless of whether a house is frame or brick, external forces conspire to eventually tear down your dwelling as surely as if they were a wrecking ball. These factors can attack siding, brick, shingles or concrete, and seriously degrade the life span of your home.
Mold is especially pernicious and should be dealt with as quickly as possible. Mold is a living organism and should be controlled in order to keep your home as healthy as possible. Although molds inside the house require special abatement procedures, the wise homeowner can prevent external infestations with regularly scheduled residential pressure cleaning. This can help impede intrusions that enter via the external shell of the house (siding and bases of walls) and in addition keep walkways sanitary.
"Penny-wise and pound foolish" is a well-worn saying but one that holds very true today. Take advantage of opportunities to save so you can prevent higher expenditures in the future.