There are a million and one things that you have to be doing as a homeowner before you put your house up for sale. From contacting the right realtor to all the little renovations you should be doing to squeeze every last drop of value you can out of your property, there is a lot to be done. However, a lot of Australian's forget about high-pressure cleaning when completing all this preparation, and that is a shame because it can have a huge impact on the overall aesthetic of your home. Here are a few reasons why you should organise a high-pressure cleaning service before you list your home on the market.
1. Driveways and Retaining Walls
A lot of Australian's don't realise how truly dirty their driveways are until they get them pressure washed. Years of dirt and grime from your tires can accumulate and make the overall look of your driveway to be several shades lighter than it was when you first moved in. This is also true of any retaining walls you have in your front yard. These two aspects must be cleaned because they are the first feature that prospective buyers will see when they inspect your home and making a good first impression is everything when it comes to enticing an offer.
2. Outdoor Living and Pool Area
On the other side of your house to the driveway, if you have an outdoor living space then you should have it given the once-over by a high-pressure cleaning service as well. It doesn't matter if it is stone, brick, concrete or tile, every material gets dirty from age and the only sure-fire way to remove all this gunk is with the specialised equipment that these cleaning companies operate. This is, after all, a space you want to look inviting, and having it sparkling clean makes it much more appealing, especially with summer just around the corner.
Timber is a material that is even more susceptible to age and dirt than all the other aforementioned ones, and unless you want to spend a good deal more refinishing it, high-pressure cleaning is your best bet to make it look presentable. Timber decking is a great feature that is highly sought after but only in good condition. If you have an old, deeply discoloured deck that is clearly buried under several generations of dirt, it will put off potential buyers who might be searching for quality timber decking in their future homes. As long as it is done well, by professionals, high-pressure cleaning works wonders on decks.