Over time the exterior of a home can become very dirty, especially if you have siding. Fortunately, there are ways you can get the exterior clean so it looks new again. One way to do this is to hire a service to soft wash your house. Below is information on what this is, as well as the benefits this offers you.
House Soft Washing
You have likely heard of pressure washing, which is using high-pressure water on a surface to get it clean. This can damage siding and other materials. Instead of pressure washing, soft washing can be used. This type of cleaning uses much lower water pressure to clean your home's exterior surface. Soft washing will remove and kill mold and mildew that may be on your home, as well as bacteria and moss. The types of cleaning solutions often used include bleach to clean and disinfect, surfactant to loosen dirt, mold, mildew, and more, and then plain water to remove the bleach and surfactant from your exterior's surface.
Because lower water pressure is used, you can use soft washing to clean much more than a home's exterior. For example, you can use it to clean your roof shingles, screens, windows, glass doors, and outdoor furniture. It can also be used to clean a variety of sidings, such as vinyl siding, wood panel siding, cedar shake siding, and much more. While the service is at your home cleaning the exterior, ask them to clean these other things if they are also dirty.
Soft Washing Benefits
There are many benefits of using soft washing. One is you can get to areas that are hard for you to reach much easier than if you clean the exterior on your own by hand. For example, if your home has a second story it would be dangerous for you to use a ladder and an extension pole can be difficult to use and not clean as well.
Soft washing causes no damage to the home's exterior and other things that may be cleaned. If you choose pressure washing, you may have the pressure set too high which can damage your siding, roofing shingles, windows, and more. Shingles can lose granules and you could even break a window.
Soft washing can keep your home cleaner longer. This is especially true if there is moss, algae, mildew, and mold on the home. This is because these things can easily grow back again if not removed properly. Bleach is used with soft washing so these things are killed and will not grow back again.
Talk with a company that provides house soft washing to learn more about how this works and other benefits it offers you.