People will take many measures to maintain the curb appeal of their home. Well-manicured lawns, beautiful landscaping and subtle decorations can make your home the envy of the neighborhood. If you truly want your home to look desirable, it is important to keep the outside of the actual house looking clean and fresh, also.
You don't have to repaint or reside your house to get a fresh look. Pressure washing or soft washing your house is a more affordable option. Pressure washing uses heavy water pressure to blast the dirt and grime off your home. Soft washing uses less pressure and biodegradable chemicals to gently clean it. Pressure washing definitely has its place in the cleaning world, but soft washing may be a better solution for your home.
Here are some examples of when you should choose soft washing.
Your home is multiple levels.
If your home is anything more than a one-story ranch, pressure washing is not likely to give you the results you desire. It is difficult to safely and efficiently reach higher levels. Ladders or scaffolding plus a high-powered flow of water can equal a dangerous situation. Soft washing is much safer and will give better results on upper levels.
You are removing mold and mildew.
Mold and mildew are fairly common on the outside of your home, especially if you live near water or in a very moist climate. Dust and pollen on the house are held in place by the moisture in the air. Add that to shady spaces and you get a perfect environment for mildew and mold to thrive. Some solutions used in soft washing have the ability to not only remove these annoyances, but fight them for up to a year to keep the outside of your house mildew free.
You are cleaning your whole house—from roof to basement to deck!
Soft washing is safe for most types of building material. It can even be used on asphalt shingles and painted wood. Pressure washing can damage these materials. If you are trying to wash the entirety of your house, soft washing is the easiest way to do so.
When you are considering cleaning the outside of your house, it is important to keep in mind any manufacturer warranties you may have on the material. If you have any active warranties, contact the manufacturer prior to taking action to make sure that soft washing your house will not void it. Once you get the go ahead, contact a soft washing professional to make the outside of your house the best looking on the block!