Pressure washing your home in May will have you living in a showplace during the summer months.
Oh! fragrant is the breath of May
In tranquil garden closes,
And soft yet regal is her sway
Among the spring tide roses. – William Hamilton Hayne, American poet (1856–1929)
This poem paints a beautiful picture. But you’ll notice there is no verse mentioning algae growing on siding, because that would be gross. There is also nothing about black-streaked gutters and sidewalks. Actually, the image is of beautiful gardens, likely around a grand old home. In your mind’s eye, you can picture a home that is as clean as the day it was built. We’ll let you cultivate the garden and grow the roses and we’ll pressure wash the home to a clean that makes it look new again.
The month of May is a perfect month for a lot of things. The weather is generally warm, but not hot. Life is springing forth in just about every direction. There is a three-day weekend (Memorial Day). Summer break is close enough to get kids to race across the finish line of another school year. Summer plans are close enough to get adults past whatever work stress has them on edge. And, it is the perfect month to pressure wash your home, deck, patio, sidewalks, roof, gutters, fences and more, since summer entertaining starts in May.
Schedule Your May Pressure Washing Appointment
If you want your home to look great for summer, contact us at Extra Mile Powerwashing in Bunker Hill, WV.
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. If you want to get on the schedule before Memorial Day, contact us soon, since the holiday falls earlier than usual. While you are considering the best date to schedule a visit by our expert cleaning techs, read some great facts about the fifth month of year.
The Month of May
May is named for the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants.
May 1 is May Day, which marks the return of spring by bringing in branches of forsythia, lilacs and other flowering shrubs, like azaleas.
In Hawaii, May 1 is celebrated as Lei Day. Leis are wreaths that are often made with native Hawaiian flowers and leaves. Writer Grace Tower Warren suggested May 1 for the date because it coincided with May Day, a celebration also linked to flowers. She coined the phrase, “May Day is Lei Day.” The first Lei Day observance occurred on May 1, 1928. The following year, it was made an official holiday in the territory, since it did not become a state until 1959.
is now known as Star Wars Day.
Fans of the iconic movie series flood social media with memes about “May the 4th Be With You.”
May 5 is Cinco de Mayo (“The Fifth of May”), celebrating the victory of Mexico over the French army at The Battle of Puebla in 1862. Many people celebrate by eating traditional Mexican meals.
is Memorial Day
(or Decoration Day
). This federal holiday is a poignant reminder of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. It’s tradition to post the American flag on this day.
May’s Fun Days
May 1: School Principals’ Day. Celebrate your school’s leader!
May 2: World Tuna Day. Tuna is a healthy food to eat!
May 5–11: Root Canal Awareness Week. Try NOT to celebrate this one!
May 8: No Socks Day. We recommend flip flops…and a trip to the beach!
May Folklore and Symbols
A dry May and a leaking June, make the farmer whistle a merry tune.
A snowstorm in May is worth a wagon-load of hay.
May’s flower is the Hawthorn or Lily-of-the-Valley. The hawthorn means hope, while the lily-of-the-valley symbolizes the return of happiness.
May’s birthstone is the emerald, matching the green grass and leaves that decorate the landscape.
Our Service Area
Our service areas include: Bunker Hill WV 25413 | Inwood WV 25428 | Kearneysville WV 25429 | Kearneysville WV 25430 | Shepherdstown WV 25443 | Glengary WV 25420 | Charles Town WV 25414 | Ranson WV 25414 | Martinsburg WV 25401 | Martinsburg WV 25402 | Martinsburg WV 25403 | Martinsburg WV 25404 | Falling Waters WV 25419 | Harpers Ferry WV 25425 | Hedgesville WV 25427 | Winchester VA 22601 | Winchester VA 22602 | Winchester VA 22603 | Winchester VA 22604 | Cross Junction VA 22625 | Clear Brook VA 22624
Our techs are experts in roof cleaning, house washing, and concrete and deck cleaning, since they have years of experience. We use the softwash pressure washing approach. This technique uses gentle water pressure and detergents to clean without damaging surfaces.