February 7, 2022
Health Benefits of Pressure Washing
water and soap spraying from a pressure washing tool

Health Benefits of Pressures Washing


When you consider pressure washing for your home or business, you probably only think about the cosmetic and maintenance benefits. Keeping dirt and grime off your roof and siding of your home gives it curb appeal. Maintaining roofing makes it last longer and prevents leaks. Pressure washing dirt and gum from your business’ sidewalks make it more inviting for customers and clients. But pressure washing also has a surprise bonus: reducing certain common health risks. Pressure washing removes accumulated dirt and grime, which can attract even nastier things that might be harmful. The health benefits of pressure washing can reduce or even eliminate potential hazards commonly found in Southwest Florida homes. 


Removes Pollen During Allergy Season


Our allergy season in Florida can last up to 10 months out of the year. For allergy sufferers, that means a nearly year-round attack from pollen. You can take steps inside your home to help with your pollen allergies. You can buy special air filters that stop allergens and even recirculate your home’s air. But what if you want to go outside and enjoy the weather?


While you can never escape pollen on a windy day, you can keep your home’s exterior clean by pressure washing during peak seasons. However, signs of pollen can appear in Florida as early as December, so you may have already noticed the familiar yellow dusting on your roof, siding, and driveway.


Triple Crown Pro Wash uses a 3,000 PSI pressure washing unit, effortlessly reaching every nook and cranny of your home and walkways. Pressure washing is also much faster than scrubbing exterior surfaces by hand. Since all pollen gets quickly washed away, you don’t have to worry about tracking pollen in your home. Since pollen will land on any surface, you can also have your pool and parking areas pressure washed so you can enjoy all your outdoor spaces.


Prevents Mold Growth


Mold on your home’s exterior can also cause an allergy flare-up but may have more concerning effects on your health. When mold grows on buildings, it spreads quickly through the air. That means that not only do you have to look out for structural and cosmetic damage, but you could also have to deal with allergy symptoms constantly.


Like pollen, mold is also an allergen. However, it can also cause respiratory issues, skin rashes, and other alarming reactions. Mold is usually not life-threatening, but its effects can worsen for those with allergies and asthma. Because it spreads through invisible spores and only needs a damp place to land, mold takes hold quickly.


The health benefits of pressure washing mold off your house are on par with the structural benefits. Mold causes damage to a building’s foundation, roofing, and even inside walls. By pressure washing mold off your home, you can prevent future remediation if the problem gets too bad. Pressure washing will remove all traces of mold and spores, washing away their breeding ground.


Prevents Falls and Slips


Algae and fungal growth can be a constant struggle in humid environments. Add in a shaded sidewalk or pathway, and you’re in for a slippery, dangerous walk. An algae-covered sidewalk can be bad enough at home, but your business could be open to liability if a customer or employee happens to fall on a slippery walkway.


A muddy sidewalk is also at risk for causing slips and falls. Once dirt and grime form into mud on a walkway, it can be like a magnet that draws in even more. Neglecting buildup can cause a hazard as well as an eyesore. The longer mud and stains are allowed to sit, the harder it will be to remove them. Eventually, your options are to resurface your sidewalk or live with the stains. Pressure washing routinely will keep your sidewalks and driveways clear of buildup so you can have a safe area to walk.


Removes Bacteria, Viruses, and Toxins


Another one of the health benefits of pressure washing is that it can remove bacteria, parasites, and even viruses. Bird droppings are a common carrier of toxins like salmonella and other illness-causing bacteria. It’s not just the poop that’s the problem; certain types of fungus, parasites, and all kinds of bacteria thrive in droppings. Everything from inhaling to direct contact can transmit diseases. Still, you can regularly blast away the issue to keep dirty conditions at bay.


How We Can Help


Triple Crown Pro Wash offers residential and commercial power washing. While professional pressure washing isn’t guaranteed to remove all health risks from your home, it can certainly help. Our crew is trained to work efficiently, reducing wastewater and removing harmful material fast. Taking preventative steps can make sure you’re more successful in reaping the health benefits of power washing. Not sure if it’s worth the cost? You can contact us for a cost-free, obligation-free estimate. 


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Published: February 7, 2022
Author: Triple Crown Pressure Washing
Categories: Uncategorized