Your home is exposed to the elements every second of the day and dirt, grime, mold, mildew, and more can build up quickly. Pressure or power washing can be very time-intensive and very difficult to reach all areas of a house.
Softwashing is an effective process that not only cleans your home but can save you thousands of dollars down the road. Curious about the benefits? Read on to learn more!
What Is Softwashing?
While the softwash equipment looks similar to a pressure washer, the process is much different. A softwash is like a gentle but highly-effective bath for your home. The cleaning solution, made up of several cleaning detergents, we apply to the surface of home and buildings to kill any algae, bacteria, and mold and more.
The foamy mixture of the detergents and water used in the softwashing process dissolves unwanted grime from the surface without damaging the home itself. This cleaning solution wont cause damage to a home’s roof, siding, brick, mortar, and more.
Benefits of a Softwash for Your Home
Choosing to softwash your home comes with a wide variety of benefits. From the obvious benefit of keeping your home clean to the less obvious benefit of keeping your family healthier, a softwash can have a major impact on your home. Below are just a few of the many benefits of getting a professional softwash.
Increases Curb Appeal
If it’s been several months or years since you washed your home, it might be looking a bit shabby. No matter how clean you are as a person, the weather will add streaks, blotches, and stains to every surface it can reach.
After a softwash, your home’s roof, siding, deck, sidewalk, and more will look as close to new as possible. Not only will your home look beautiful, but it will increase its value up to 5%.
Keeps Families Healthier
Mold and mildew are age-old culprits in causing illnesses. While small amounts won’t typically cause harm, large accumulations on homes can negatively impact health and breathing over time.
Once it’s established outside, such as on a roof, it can quickly gain access to the home’s interior. Softwashing not only removes mold and mildew, but it also disinfects bacteria and other disease-causing organisms. Regular application of a softwash can prevent mold from spreading, making your home a much safer place.
Maintaining regular appointments to have your home softwashed prevents oxidation buildup and other expensive problems from happening.
Improves Home’s Longevity
Dirt and grime might seem like a health risk, but they can also cause extensive damage to your home’s exterior. Fungi and mold on the roof can deteriorate shingles and wood rot is common where mold and mildew have set in long-term.
Maintaining a regular appointment to have your house softwashed prevents these expensive problems from happening. The cleaner the surfaces of your house are kept, the less damage algae and bacteria can cause.
Keeps Pests Away
Lichen, algae, mold, and mildew attract a wide variety of pests. Birds, rodents, roaches, and other insects will eat algae, bacteria and other pests will burrow into the environment they create.
Keeping your home clean eliminates pests’ homes and forces them to search for a more inviting (and dirty) place to burrow. Rodents can chew through walls and birds will make nests in rafters, causing major damage and health concerns.
It’s best to never give pests the opportunity to nest and get established anywhere in your home. Softwashing provides an effective layer of defense in the battle to keep your home pest-free.
Saves You Money
Do you want to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars you don’t have to? Didn’t think so. Damaged areas of a home can’t be ignored. Roofs will eventually leak and can cause underlying water damage.
While roof repair is the most expensive repair you may need, softwashing prevents damage to the entire exterior of a home, potentially saving you tons of money.
Provides Energy Savings
Roofs that are covered in dark grime attract and absorb sunlight. As a result, the top floor or attic will heat up much faster during the summer than a clean roof would.
As the top floor heats up more, your air conditioning unit will have to work harder to keep your home at a cooler temperature. Unfortunately, this means your electricity bill will also start to rise.
A clean roof will still absorb heat, but the rate will be much slower. This allows the air conditioning unit to keep up without overworking or causing a spike in energy usage.
Want to Schedule a Softwash?
The softwash advantages listed above are just a handful of the benefits you can enjoy from this treatment. To schedule a consultation contact us today! We’ll get your home looking as good as new.
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