It’s important to keep your home’s exterior as clean and attractive as possible. Soft washing is a method of cleaning exterior surfaces that uses a combination of low pressure water and environmentally safe cleaners instead of a high pressure stream of water. While there are several benefits of using high pressure, there are times when soft washing is a better alternative.
Reduces Potential Damage
According to Consumer Reports, high pressure washing has the potential to damage certain types of siding as well as roofs. Soft washing eliminates the harsh impact and the possible damage to certain types of exterior materials. Soft washing is especially good for cleaning wood and stucco siding, most roofs and screens. There is also less chance that the water will seep into the interior areas of your home.
Cleans and Disinfects
Soft washing doesn’t just clean surfaces, it disinfects. The use of detergents or other types of cleaners can eliminate mold, mildew and algae from growing on your roof and other areas of your home. This type of cleaning can remove stains that have built up over the winter. Keeping the roof and siding of your home free from bacteria and stains will also help it last longer. Soft washing uses environmentally safe solutions and cleaners that are specifically chosen to work effectively with the materials on your home.
This type of cleaning is normally less expensive than high pressure washing. The person cleaning must get relatively close to the house when using a high pressure system. This means using ladders or other types of equipment to get to the upper levels of the house. This will usually increase the cost because it is time-consuming and potentially dangerous.
Provides Preventative Care
Because soft washing can remove mildew, mold and other types of stains and bacteria it provides preventative maintenance for your home. Professional technicians with extensive experience and training understand exactly what types of equipment and cleaners are best for each area of your home. This will help the materials on your home last longer. U.S.News lists washing your home as one of the best ways to increase curb appeal!With spring around the corner, now is the time to get your home’s exterior clean and looking new! Gleam Team provides customized cleaning solutions to get your home sanitized and looking great. They offer a variety of services including different types of washing methods, window cleaning and gutter cleaning. Contact Gleam Team today for more information.