Drought and Pressure Washing – An Oxymoron? Absolutely Not!

As the summer rages on, things are really heating up in the Washington area! Times of extreme heat and not enough rainfall to cover evaporation can lead to drought conditions. The very last thing on everyone’s mind during times of dryness might be pressure washing, but it is exactly the right time to consider it! Pressure washing probably isn’t something you should do mid-drought, but with a little preparation, you can be ready for both drought conditions and post-drought rainfall! RedFin asked for some expert tips, and we were more than happy to oblige!

Can Pressure Washing Be Done During a Drought?

During times of drought, many municipalities will limit or completely eliminate using water for exterior purposes or restrict how much you can use. This means that for many, pressure washing is not possible. As a homeowner, you can probably wait out the lack of stormy weather, but for some commercial properties, not pressure washing regularly can lead to slick and hazardous conditions. If your business deals with grime and oil, then drought conditions do not reduce the risk of hazards in your parking lots, driveways, and entryways!

Combating a Drought with Forethought

Although pressure washing isn’t necessarily something you want to do during drought conditions, it is something you should do regularly. If you schedule regular pressure washing appointments, then you have less risk of missing out and having things look drab and dirty. Making your appointment at the start of a drought will guarantee that you won’t be the last in line once the rain starts to fall again! The early bird does get washing first, so make the call at the first sign of low rainfall, just in case!

What About Pressure Washing for Businesses During Drought?

Although pressure washing is not recommended during droughts, some businesses are required to keep conditions safe. Droughts don’t stop parking lots, driveways, and entryways from becoming slick, which can lead to the risk of injuries. It is important to find a pressure washing business that understands the confines of drought limitations and can overcome them to keep your business, employees, and customers safe until the rain falls again!

During a Drought, Hire a Pressure Washing Company!

It might seem counterintuitive to hire a pressure washing company when conditions outside are so dry, but it is actually the right time. During a drought, conditions are dry and dirty. That means that a lot of dirt and debris will cake your gutters, siding, and other exterior areas and make things look…well, pretty bad. If you schedule your pressure washing appointment ahead of time, then you will be first in line. We might not be able to get to you right away, but we’ve got you covered!As the summer heat rages on, dry conditions may turn to drought ones. If that happens, you will want to make sure that your home is prepared for the dirt that will stick! Having regularly scheduled pressure washing is the best way to ensure that you don’t get stuck, but if you don’t, during a drought is the best time to schedule your appointment to be first in line when the rain falls again. At EcoClean NW, we want to make sure that your exterior shines during heavy rain and drought alike. Regular maintenance is key, so schedule yours today!