Keeping your driveway clean is an essential part of home maintenance, and there are important reasons to look into driveway pressure washing with a professional pressure washing service.
Driveway Damage Prevention
Every time dust, dirt, oil residue, bird droppings, and other substances get into the cracks of your driveway, the expansion joints begin to expand, little by little.
A bit of dirt and a bit of seed is all your driveway needs to become the start of your next weed garden! That’s not what you want, not only because it looks bad, but also because even the tiniest of weeds can set up roots in the soil underneath your concrete or asphalt, and the bigger those roots get, the more they can damage your driveway, until pores become cracks and cracks become gaps.
When moss, algae, mold, and other natural debris collects on your driveway, it rapidly fills in the cracks and makes the surface smoother. Your driveway was built porous, with friction, on purpose in order to be good for tire traction.
The more natural debris builds-up, the slicker your driveway gets, which is not only bad for your tires, it can become a fall hazard too. Pressure washing the natural debris away on a regular basis keeps your driveway rough, the way it was designed.
Driveways are dirty by nature. They’re outside, and they have cars driving on them, with tires that have touched all sorts of dirty stuff. There’s a difference, however, in a dirty driveway, and a neglected, filthy driveway. The dirtier a driveway gets, the more likely you are to track bird feces, mold and other disgusting residue into your home from your shoes.
Dirty driveways can also lead to mold and fungus that travels into your HVAC, or through open doors and cracked windows, right into your house. Getting this stuff into your house can also cause negative health effects, including allergic reactions, sneezing, coughing, shortness of breath, sinus infection, bronchitis, fever, headache, and many other issues.