Everyone wants to be proud of where they live. That is why one of the essential duties of a community or homeowner association (HOA) is to maintain and enforce certain standards within the community. Usually, people think these sort of standards refer to things like regular yard maintenance and where to store garbage cans. While these are important to keep in mind, it’s just as, and possibly more important to consider the actual home and other structures on the property. While it can be a common sight on home siding and community signage, green algae, mildew, and mold are unsightly and potentially dangerous. If not taken care of quickly, it can spread and bring down the appearance of the entire neighborhood. The best and quickest way of dealing with it is with pressure washing.
Attract new residents and improve property values
Why should a community association even care about this stuff? It goes beyond keeping current residents happy. A clean community attracts people and can have a serious impact on property values. No one wants to live in a community where it looks like the residents don’t care. If this becomes true for your neighborhood, it will start to become very difficult for residents to sell their homes, and their neighbors will soon see the values of their own homes drop. Luckily, this can all be avoided with simple standards for upkeep and maintenance.
Common area pressure washing
Common-area facilities are one of the largest benefits to living in an HOA community. Places like pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas are enjoyed by residents year round. Unfortunately, these facilities will get dirty. If left unchecked, they will quickly look neglected. When this happens, rather than being a draw to your neighborhood, they can quickly become a blight. Luckily, dirt and grime isn’t a difficult problem to solve.
Some communities will turn to manual cleaning methods. This usually isn’t a very good option, however. Dirt, grime, and mildew can spread fast, and the structures to be cleaned are often large and would require ladders and expensive equipment to clean properly. It is recommended that the association obtain a professional HOA pressure washing company to handle these tasks. In just a few hours, you can return your facilities and signage to a like-new appearance that will make your current residents happy and attract new ones.
Residential pressure washing
Of course, common areas aren’t the only things that can get dirty. Green algae, mildew, and mold are a common sight on vinyl-siding houses across the country. This problem gets especially bad after heavy summer rains, when the combination of moisture and heat create the perfect environment for growth. Just like grime on common property, grime on private residences can make a neighborhood look bad. Everyone has a responsibility to make their community a place they are happy to live in.
Usually, homeowners will take care of these issues themselves. Pressure washer rentals are, after all, pretty cheap. Still, some homeowners may choose to hire the professionals. That’s because residential pressure washing companies are able to use their experience to recognize problems that may go unnoticed by the untrained eye. Some communities may decide to make hiring professionals even easier by working out a deal with the company they’ve hired for common areas. Some providers are willing to work with you on this kind of arrangement because it’s a huge benefit to them. By doing several jobs in a relatively small area, they are able to save time and travel expenses. That means that even if they charge a little less per job, they can make a lot more by getting more jobs knocked out in the same amount of time.