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5 Reasons Why You Should Schedule A Driveway Cleaning

Updated: Jul 25, 2022

Like everyone, you often have a hard time getting motivated to do household chores. However, it's not a good idea to let your driveway go unattended for too long. A professional power wash is a great way to clean the surface of your driveway and avoid costly repairs and replacements down the road. Here are five reasons we think everyone should consider getting their driveway power washed at least once per year:

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1. Maintain its great curb appeal.

The front of your home is the first thing people see, so it needs to have the right impact. If your driveway is covered in dirt, mold, leaves or other debris, it's a welcome that isn't exactly friendly. A thorough driveway power wash cleans the surface and creates a clean look and feel.

Curb appeal matters! When you sell a home or rent out an apartment, curb appeal can be one of the most important factors for potential buyers or renters. Curb appeal can make or break a sale or lease agreement. A professional power washing company will know how best to clean up your property so as not to damage any surfaces while also making them sparkle like new!

2. Preserve the surface.

Your driveway is exposed to all kinds of elements — from oil to snow — that can breakdown its surface over time. A good power wash will remove oil, salt and other chemicals from the surface of your driveway. The process also removes dirt, mold and other debris that can cause damage over time. A power wash ensures your driveway lasts for many years to come.

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3. Ensures safety for you, your family and your guests.

The winter weather can be brutal on our driveways, resulting in cracks and potholes that can create dangerous conditions for everyone using it. A simple driveway power wash won't fix cracks or holes but will do enough to make them visible, so you can get them repaired before someone gets hurt. Power washing your driveway will also remove oil and dirt, grime, mold, bugs and other organic matter from the surface of the driveway. Not only will you be protecting yourself, but also your car from the debris that gets lodged underneath it or between tire treads.

4. Delays Weed Growth.

Power washing your driveway is a good idea is because it helps you keep weeds at bay. If you have a well-maintained, clean driveway, weeds will not be able to grow. This can be annoying if you don't want to spend the time and energy pulling them out by hand—or even worse, if they take over your entire yard.

Weed growth in cracks and potholes on driveways has been shown to be a sign of neglect; this means that if your driveway is filled with weed growth then it's possible that no one has taken care of it for some time. In addition, weeds are difficult (if not impossible) to remove once they've grown roots deep into concrete or asphalt surfaces like those found on most driveways. A power washer can easily cut through any lingering roots left behind after weed removal efforts have taken place so long as they haven't become too tangled up in the existing infrastructure of your driveway's surface

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Before and After Driveway Cleaning

5. Increases Driveway Lifespan.

A power wash will remove dirt and oil that can break down the surface of your driveway. It will also remove mold, algae, and other growths that can cause your driveway to deteriorate over time. Power washing removes these contaminants so they don't do damage to your pavers or cement. With proper care, you can keep your driveway looking great for years to come.

You've learned 5 reasons to get your driveway power washed, now it's time to schedule the appointment! You can book today by calling American Exteriors at 704-964-2592 or by sending in a contact form - just click HERE.

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