Soft washing is the ideal method to safely and thoroughly clean your home's exterior. It uses low-pressure water to avoid any damage to your siding, combined with powerful, eco-friendly cleaning agents that disinfect the surface.
Does your siding appear stained or discolored?
Natural elements, age, or the use of harsh pressure washing can strip away the UV coating that helps to increase the lifespan of your vinyl material. Losing this protective layer can accelerate the oxidation process, and even cause further damage such as cracking or splitting of the siding.
The best way to keep your home's exterior in good condition is to include professional soft washing as part of your routine maintenance.
Due to the harsh winters and humid climate in the northeast, most experts recommend that you schedule a cleaning every 1 to 3 years. The frequency is dependent on how much shade surrounds your home as well as the proximity of your property to the ocean, bay, lakes, or other bodies of water.
Damp areas, especially those with a lot of trees and foliage that block direct sunlight, are factors that contribute to the growth of mold and mildew.
Brightens Your Home: Enhance your curb appeal and keeps your siding looking new.
Increase Longevity: Protect your investment with the only safe, effective way to eliminate harmful bacteria on your siding. Unlike pressure washing, the soft wash method destroys the fungus at the root, preventing the immediate return of the bacteria.
Eco-Friendly: Soft washing requires less water than regular pressure washing so it's a more eco-friendly option.
Cost Savings: Soft washing lasts 4-6 times longer than pressure washing alone without utilizing any toxic chemicals, making it more viable for the environment and your wallet.
Traditional pressure washing applies water at high-force to blast away dirt and grime at the surface. This method may cause harm to your siding from the stream of targeted pressure required to clean – whether it's vinyl, brick, cedar or stucco. And, since it merely moves the bacteria away without killing the organisms left behind, the stains will likely return in a short time.
Soft washing, on the other hand, utilizes lower pressure PSI with safe and effective detergents that gives your home a deeper clean. Our technicians first apply the cleaning solution to your siding and let it set for a few minutes. This allows the disinfectant to penetrate the grooves of the material and ultimately kill the harmful algae, mildew, and mold at a molecular level. We then thoroughly rinse the surface clean with our low-pressure hose.
If you’ve noticed a white, chalky substance on the surface of your vinyl siding or trim, this is likely something called oxidation, which gives the material a faded, discolored look. It’s caused when the PVC in your siding comes into contact with oxygen combined with other natural elements like dirt and grime. This chalkiness is titanium dioxide being released as the vinyl material degrades from exposure to the sun’s UV rays.
Luckily, Gulf2Bay SoftWash offers vinyl oxidation removal as an add-on to any house washing package. With this ancillary service, our specialists apply a commercial-grade cleaning product by hand, which is specifically designed to treat this problem. In combination with our professional soft wash process, the solution will remove the discoloration while reinforcing the protective layer of the actual vinyl itself to help prevent future oxidation.
Getting the surface of your gutters brightened will help keep your home cleaner for longer.
Dust, dirt, pollen, and mildew buildup on the lip of your gutter can cause tiger striping or black streaks. If these stains are left to linger, the bacteria will begin to spread back onto the fascia and soffit, eventually making its way back onto your siding.
Including this service with your roof and house washing is a valuable option to enhance the beauty of your home and preserve your investment.
Getting your siding professionally soft washed will greatly improve your curb appeal, but nothing makes your home shine like sparkling clean windows!
It’s true that the windows get rinsed of heavy dirt and grime as we soft wash your siding, but it takes an extra level of care to get your outside windows and frames meticulously cleaned.
We utilize a pure, triple-filtration water system that prevents the enzymes from appearing on the glass, combined with spot-free cleaning agents. Our technicians use a soft mop to manually apply the solution to the window and encasement, then remove the excess water with a squeegee to avoid streaking. The surface is then wiped clean with a microfiber cloth to ensure there are no missed spots.
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