When to Pressure Wash a Balcony

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When is the last time that you pressure washed your balcony? If you’re like most people, then the answer is probably not too recently–or at all. Although many people regularly pick up their balcony space, it’s lesser-known that you should be pressuring washing your balcony as part of its regular maintenance. If you want to know more about why you need to pressure wash a balcony along with how to determine when it’s time to break out the pressure washer, read on to find out more.

Why Pressure Wash a Balcony?

First, you need to know why you need to pressure wash a balcony in the first place. The primary reason why you need to pressure wash a balcony is simple: it needs to be cleaned! However, the issue itself is a bit more complex. Pressure washing is considered ideal for certain types of cleaning that can’t be done with other cleaning tools, like a broom to sweep up debris or a rag to wash up a spilled drink. Pressure washing allows you to completely obliterate certain types of dirt and debris, particularly on the floor of the balcony and the siding area that makes up the balcony “wall.”

Signs You Need to Pressure Wash a Balcony

Now that you understand why you need to pressure wash a balcony, let’s take a closer look at some of the top signs that it’s time to break out the pressure washer. Remember, these aren’t all of the signs that you need to pressure wash–they’re just some of the most obvious signs that the average person can spot.

Visible Stains

Visible staining on the floor of the balcony or on the balcony wall are both signs that it’s time to get out the pressure washer. These stains are often stubborn and can’t be completely removed with a rag and some cleaning product. It is easier, more efficient and more effective to use a pressure washer to completely remove these stains.

Mold and Mildew

Another sign that it’s time to bring out the pressure washer is the presence of mold and mildew. Mold and mildew can grow on many different surfaces, including concrete, wood and many different types of siding. Mold and mildew growth can cause all sorts of issues, including a slippery balcony floor, so it is important to have it taken care of as soon as you notice the problem. A pressure washer can easily remove mold and mildew; don’t forget to apply an anti-mold sealant to your balcony afterwards.

Seasonal Cleaning

Finally, a pressure washer is a great tool to use when you are seasonally cleaning your balcony. Every season, you should take care to sweep your balcony free of debris, check for any structural issues, and give it a good thorough cleaning so that it looks its best as you head into the new season. A pressure washer will help you “reset” your balcony into a clean mode.

If you spot one or more of the signs above on your balcony, then it’s time to get out the pressure washer for your balcony!