How To Maintain Your Home’s Exterior and Driveway

Why Is Powerwashing Important?

When it comes to home cleaning and maintenance, people don’t spend the time to wash and clean the exterior of their property. The outside appearance of your home is important to maintain the value of your property, as it reflects pride, excellence, and the atmosphere of your community.

Why is cleaning your home’s exterior and driveway very important?

When people drive in a neighborhood, a dirty looking home negates the property value which most people do not even think about in great detail. A dirty exterior also attracts mold, bacteria, and algae, which can potentially affect the safety of your families in the long run. That is why cleaning your home’s exterior and driveway is of great importance.

It is part of regular home maintenance that should be revisited every 3-6 months. Living on the beach also attracts salt and other pollutants which can affect your home’s paint quality and surface area —So all of these things should be considered ahead of time.

First Rate Power Wash

First Rate Power Wash is a pressure washing company based in Jacksonville, FL. The owners are two great friends, Endri and AJ.

Endri started the business in 2015, after buying a small pressure washer to clean up an oil stain in the driveway. In order to make the money back from the purchase, he started going around the neighborhood offering to clean up people’s driveway for a small price. It became an instant success!

From that point forward, First Rate Power Wash became a business. The business expanded from cleaning driveways to house washing. The business is in great demand. It grew exponentially to allow them to purchase larger types of equipment and service vehicles. Three years later, his buddy AJ joined him in his ventures. They are now one of the leading pressure-washing companies in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, FL.

What kind of services does First Rate Power Wash offer?

First Rate Power Wash services include house washing, driveway cleaning, pool deck and patio, window and fence cleaning, gutter cleaning. They use soft washing technology and quality detergents. This is to ensure that the exterior of your home is thoroughly cleaned.

Special offers 

  1. 15% off all service to Mayo Clinic employees
  2. 10% discount on holidays and special eventsContact them for a free estimate!


Do you think that power washing is important in maintaining your home and driveway? Let me know in the comments section!


Carmela Granada is the creator of Bellissimamma. She blogs about beauty in your thirties, family travel, and joyful motherhood. Her family is based in Siena, Italy.


You may also like...


  1. I love how it started out! Too bad I’m all the way in CA or I’d be tempted to call them 🙂

    1. Thank you! Best buddies turned business partners!

  2. oh man, my house could definitely use a good power wash.. our siding is super dirty from all this yucky snow and rain!

    1. Yes, it would be so satisfying to see all the yucky stuff washed away! Thanks for your comment!

  3. Loved this story and the services seem to be great as well.

    1. Thank you! <3 Yes they offer great services for your home and garage!

  4. I think power washing is very useful, it maintains the good aesthetics of the house and the neighborhood 🙂

    1. You are absolutely right!

  5. Our house could use a spruce up. We are out of the service area though 🙁 Our pool area seems to be the hardest to keep clean. We are so active there. Really good tips.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Candy!

  6. Oh I so much want my house to be more clean, after all these long winters, wherein I really couldn’t do much. Looks a great helper for the house:)

    1. You’re absolutely right!

  7. Wish they had something like that back here in the Philippines!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *