Over the many years, we spend inside our homes, dirt accumulates on the exterior…and there’s not much we can do about it. While this is rarely a bother at first, it can build up and eventually compromise the property’s curb appeal.
Are you noticing a color change on your roof’s conditions or your house in general? Is everything starting to look a bit dull & grimy?
Having your house softwashed might be the ideal solution to giving your exterior a face-lift without risking any damage.
Softwashing is a technique that, unlike pressure washing, gently cleans your roof, siding, fences, decks, windows, and more.
Professionals already swear by this method. So, in this post, we’ll dive into the wonders of softwashing and why you should take advantage of it.
Let’s get started.
What Is Softwashing?
Softwashing is a type of cleaning method which utilizes a mild soap, a pressure washer with a very low pressure to ensure safe cleaning of exterior surfaces from mildew, algae, and vegetation stains.
Softwashing a house forgoes the pressurized water technique. So if we compare softwashing vs. pressure washing, softwashing reaps the same rewards as power-washing but eliminates any chance of damages to any surface by any type of high pressure with jet water.
Softwashing is a quick and effective process to treat and clean organic-based staining from surfaces.
Rather than merely cleaning off the visible bacteria with a high blasting pressure washer, softwashing combines low quantities of chemicals with algaecides, surfactants.
This doesn’t only wash but also sanitizes surfaces, making it a more effective method to prevent the organic debris from growing back so quickly in the future.
This biodegradable disinfectant is designed to neutralize all kinds of bacteria:
… to name a few! Plus, the chemical components are safe for you, your pets, and the environment!
Softwashing serves as an effective long-term cleaning solution that is a hassle-free/damage-free way to ensure your home’s upkeep with the easier softer way of cleaning.
What Surfaces Can Softwashing Clean?
Due to its gentle cleansing technique, softwashing can be used on an extensive range of external surfaces.
The chemical softwashing solution is ideal for cleaning roofs, siding, stucco, dryvit, wooden paneling, wooden fences and decking, cement plastering, stonework, and much more!
These surfaces all have a high risk of damage if a high-pressured jet-wash would be used on them.
How Can Softwashing Benefit Your Home?
We’ve already covered how softwashing can help your house look brand-new again. But there are other specific benefits to softwashing that are well worth considering:
Keep Your Family Healthy
Mold and Mildew on the exterior of your home can start to grow inside your home. The bacteria can cause respiratory issues and produce allergic reactions.
To keep your family as safe and healthy as possible, remove these organisms at their roots with softwashing.
Increase the Lifespan of Your Home
Moss, Algae, Lichen, Fungi & Mildew, can reduce the lifespan of your roof by breaking down the shingles real structure. Dirter shingles are also darker and attract more sunlight, in which could cause your attic space to be warmer and a higher electric bill during the warmer months trying to cool your home.
You can prevent this by regularly softwashing your roof’s shingles to keep them bright and cleaned. This will keep them free of mold, algae, dirt & grime.
Keep Out Vermin
Birds, insects, rodents, and other creatures like to make their home in the algae and dirt on the outside of your home. You can keep pests away by softwashing your home and making sure they have nowhere to build their nests.
Being home proud isn’t restricted to your interior furnishings. It extends to the exterior of your house. Having a clean roof and home makes your house nicer to look at with improving its curb appeal & value.
The roof of your house is the first barrier of protection against the elements. It, therefore, needs to be uninhibited and working to its maximum potential.
Any damage to the roof can lead to timber rot within and result in leaks and damage to the property’s inside.
Reduced Maintenance and Energy Costs
Keeping the roof clear of bacterial fungus, moss, etc., will prolong the lifespan of your roof. Through regular cleaning, you can avoid high costs for roof repair.
In particular, Gloeocapsa Magma, Algae thrive in humid conditions and will quickly take over a surface such as a home or roof.
This has a devastating effect, stopping it from reflecting UV rays from your property and will increase the chance of shingle rot, reducing the efficiency of the roof in terms of insulation.
Softwashing Is the Best Solution to Improve Your Home
Keeping your home clean from organic growth can be a hassle without the right tools. However, regular home hygiene like this is essential to ensuring your home and roof stay in top condition.
Softwashing is a safer and much gentler way to clean than any pressure/power washing and can give your house or business exterior a whole a new lease on life.
If you want to avoid maintenance costs further down the line or are getting increasingly concerned by the dirt & grime build-up on your roofs shingles, it might be time to call in the professionals.
We can help! Hinkle’s is an all-purpose cleaning service that expertly uses softwashing to keep your home or business clean, healthy, and safe. We can take care of all of your exterior siding, exterior windows, decks, gutters, and roof.
For more information, please feel free to contact us today!