Benefits of soft washing

6 Major Benefits of Soft Washing

Picture this; a gorgeously-clean home exterior that shines in the sunlight. Neighbors come from all over to marvel at its spotlessness. That could be your home after a simple softwash.

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.

A clean, softwashed roof keeps your roof’s integrity intact for longer. This allows you to save money on roofing replacements which can become extremely expensive.

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.

Interested in other services? Hinkle’s All-Purpose Cleaning Service has provided quality cleaning services to Hagerstown, Maryland, and the surrounding area for over a decade. From wood clean

Cup Py
Cup Py
2023-11-07
Adam and his assistant came out a couple of hours drive to pressure wash house the same day and I am very impressed with the results. I also appreciate the professional courtesy that followed with working around low water pressure from my well water which was remediated by them coming prepared bringing their own water and external water supplied by my county to the jobsite. I felt the price was reasonable and well worth it. Some areas of my siding had mildew growth while other sides of the house had sun-baked on grime and dust from years of dirt. While this was a soft wash job it sure did make a difference in appearance and also in sanitizing the siding to prevent or atleast slow down any other future mildew on the side that does not get much sunlight and tends to stay more damp than other sides of the house. Overall, I am impressed and am very satisfied with the results and recommend them as both knowledgeable and dependable in their service that was provided again on the same day!
Michele Riggs
Michele Riggs
2023-11-01
If you're looking for white glove service, Adam is your guy! He is the owner and goes above and beyond for his customers. He is extremely thorough with explaining the powerwashing proces & preparation. He responds almost immediately and accommodates all requests. His knowledge is comforting and is such a down the earth person. He is punctual,respectful and treats homes like his own. I will most certainly recommend him to any and everyone I know who is looking to have their house sqeaky clean!!! Hinkles pressure washing is TOP KNOTCH!!
Akia Johnson
Akia Johnson
2023-10-30
Awesome !!!
millscal
millscal
2023-07-10
Hinkle's did an excellent job on my two story 20+ year old sided house. The siding and gutters look new again. The window detailing is exceptional. Hinkle's is professional, friendly, very responsive, and the service is appropriately priced. I will be recommending their services to family and friends.
Kathy Poole
Kathy Poole
2023-07-06
Adam did a terrific job in cleaning our screened-in porch, deck, and wicker furniture!
Josh B.
Josh B.
2023-06-30
Expect nothing but the best from Hinkle’s! Adam’s communication was beyond exceptional from start to finish. He took the time to explain the detailed quote, cleaning process and even walked me through a demonstration of his entire cleaning rig. All service was prompt and professional. I would highly recommend him for your home and business cleaning needs. Adam: thanks again!
Taylor Cassatt
Taylor Cassatt
2023-06-29
I have pressure washed my own home for the past two years. This year, I felt overwhelmed by the amount of pressure washing that needed done. I decided to call a company, and am so happy that I landed on Hinkle's pressure washing. It's some of the best money I have spent on my home in a while. Getting a quote was easy, the pricing was fair, they were prompt with their services, and communicated well. The best part was... It would take me TWO WHOLE DAYS to accomplish what they did in a little over an HOUR, amazing!!!! Highly recommend.
Carlos Alvarez
Carlos Alvarez
2023-06-09
Adam made my house look like new at a very reasonable price. Would use him again
Nyesha Campbell
Nyesha Campbell
2023-06-07
I recently had the pleasure of working with Hinkle’s pressure washing today and I couldn’t be happier with the experience. Adam was extremely knowledgeable, professional. I look forward to seeing Your team again very soon for our next cleaning project.
bryan martin
bryan martin
2023-06-02
They did a great job on installing gutters guards, cleaning my home and exterior windows. Would recommend them to anyone that needs there services. Great job!
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