4 Reasons to Pressure Wash Your Residential Rental Properties

Residential real estate investment is all about striking a balance between making a profit and keeping your properties inviting. Annual pressure washing can help with both goals. Here’s how:

4 Reasons to Pressure Wash Your Residential Rental Properties

1. Long-term tenants appreciate the maintenance.

The real profit is in long-term tenants. If you can find families that plan on staying in one of your properties for years, you don’t have to worry about empty units or a set of fees for your property management company to find a new tenant. They also tend to take better care of the property. If you show regular signs of maintenance and property improvement, they’re even more incentivized to stay.

2. Stage a better first impression for prospective tenants.

When it is time to invite potential tenants to tour the property and sign a lease, you want that property as clean as possible. That starts with the exterior. A thorough annual pressure washing removes built-up grime, dirt, and moss. Even if you don’t have time to do it right before the open house, an annual habit keeps the property welcoming.

3. Get rid of chemical buildup.

Even in the DFW area, there are still a few times when road crews bring out road salt and snow melting chemicals. These can build up on the concrete surfaces of your property and etch through the material. There’s also the constant accumulation of car exhaust, air pollution, and chemicals.

Pressure washing doesn’t just make your property look clean. It removes those chemicals before they can cause further damage.

4. Don’t let plants dig into the siding.

Tiny plants like moss and algae hook into the walls as they spread across a house’s surface. Eventually, that will make the materials start to crumble and weaken. Ivy can do even more damage as it sinks its roots through the brick walls. An annual pressure washing gets rids of these damaging root systems.

Go to 214 Pressure Washing to set up a scheduled annual washing.