Skyline Softwash

Siding Cleaning

Exterior and Siding, Softwash

Siding Cleaning Overview

Your home’s siding is not only an essential part of its exterior appearance but also a protective layer that shields it from harsh elements. Over time, your siding can accumulate dirt, grime, and other types of organic matter, which can not only detract from its appearance but also lead to damage. Fortunately, there is a way to clean your siding effectively and safely without causing any damage. This method is called soft washing.

What is Siding Soft Washing?

Siding soft washing is the safe alternative to pressure washing.  It is a method of cleaning siding that involves using low-pressure water streams, and specialized cleaning solutions to remove dirt, grime, and other organic matter. This method is much gentler than traditional power washing, which will damage your siding and lead to costly repairs.

What types of Siding do you Clean?

  • Vinyl Siding – 
  • Metal Siding – 
  • Wood Siding – 
  • Composite Siding

Why should I clean my siding?

Many people wonder, why do I need my roof cleaned? This is a very valid question and one that we used to ask as well. To start you need to understand a few basic facts. First, the growth that you may (or may not see) on your roof is a living organism that is most commonly Gleocapsa Magma, or may include other types of algae, lichens, bacteria, etc. The exact type of living organism is generally unimportant. What is important is that it is living and therefore needs to eatto survive. So what does it eat? It eats limestone and limestone is the aggregate that is used in asphalt shingles.  The natural result of this is that your roof deteriorates much more quickly because it is literally being eaten and eroded.

Steps Involved in Roof Soft Washing

  1. Prepare – Our top priority it to protect your property, so the first thing we do is identify and protect any delicate surfaces or items around your property, including plants.
  2. Hydrate – The next step is to hydrate all plants in the area that we will be cleaning, including grass.  By diluting with water, we help keep the pH levels of the plants at a neutral state.
  3. Service – Once the property is prepared and all the plants are hydrated, we can begin the cleaning process. We work from top to bottom, left to right while carefully sanitizing every exterior surface.
  4. Rejuvenate – After the cleaning service is completed, we once again rehydrate the plants to ensure our cleaning solution is thoroughly diluted, and then we spray them with our proprietary plant-care solution.
  5. Clean Up – When we are finished, we carefully roll up our hoses, collect equipment, and leave your property in better condition than how we found it.

Benefits of Roof Softwashing

There are several benefits to using roof soft washing over other roof cleaning methods, including:

  • Protection – Soft washing is a gentler method that helps protect your siding from damage, extending its lifespan.
  • Efficiency –  Soft washing can effectively clean your siding without the need for high-pressure water or harsh chemicals, making it more efficient and eco-friendly.
  • Aesthetics – Soft washing can help improve the curb appeal of your property by removing unsightly stains and streaks.
  • Safety – Soft washing is a safer option than power washing since it uses lower pressure and doesn’t risk damaging your roof or injuring people or pets in the area.

When should you consider Siding Cleaning?

It’s important to consider siding soft washing when you notice that your siding is accumulating dirt, grime, or organic matter. Some signs that you may need a siding softwashing service include:

  • Discoloration or stains on your siding
  • Algae or moss growth

In general, it’s recommended to have your siding cleaned every 2-5 years, depending on your location and the type of siding material.

Choosing a Professional Siding Cleaning Service

To ensure that you get the best results from your siding soft washing service, it’s important to choose a professional and experienced service provider. Look for a provider that:

  • Has experience with soft washing siding and can provide references.
  • Is a member of Softwash Systems.  Softwash Systems is the industries leading and only true certification source for ensuring that whoever you work with has the best training, equipment, and staff to complete your project.
  • Uses safe and eco-friendly cleaning solutions.  Skyline Softwash follows the Good Stewards pledge, which means that we only use eco friendly products during our cleaning process.
  • Offers a guarantee or warranty for their work.  We offer a 5 Year Warranty on our Roof Cleaning services.
  • Has liability insurance to protect your property.

Conclusion

Siding soft washing is a gentle and effective way to clean your roof without causing damage. With the right service provider, you can protect your roof, improve your property’s curb appeal, and enjoy a more efficient and eco-friendly cleaning solution.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH DOES SOFTWASH CLEANING COST?

Soft washing is not the cheapest cleaning method, but it does bring the most value.  We are also not the cheapest cleaning service, but we will bring the most value.  There are companies out there that will show up for very little and pressure wash your roof or soft wash it using improper techniques and under-trained staff.  This may seem appealing due to the low upfront cost, but it's highly likely to result in greater costs down the road when things are damaged or need to be recleaned far too soon.

DO YOU REALLY USE BLEACH TO CLEAN? ISN'T THAT DANGEROUS?

Bleach is safe for softwash cleaning when used properly because it is a highly effective cleaning solution that can break down and remove organic stains, kill bacteria and viruses, and sanitize outdoor surfaces without causing damage when diluted correctly and used with appropriate safety measures.  Learn more in this blog written on the subject.

WILL THE CLEANING SOLUTIONS HURT MY PLANTS? HOW ARE MY PLANTS PROTECTED?

Soft washing is a great way to clean the exterior of your home or business without causing damage. However, it's important to take extra precautions when cleaning around plants and landscaping. The Three D's - Divert, Dilute, and Decontaminate - are the key techniques used to protect your plants during a soft washing job.  Learn more in this blog we wrote on the subject.

WILL THE CLEANING SOLUTIONS HURT MY PETS?

During the cleaning process, we ask that any pets remain in the home or outside the cleaning area. After the job is completed, the yard is completely safe for your pets to access. We rinse and neutralize areas after the cleaning. If anything is remaining on the grass, it would be similar to what your pet may experience in pool water, since sanitizing agents in pools are the same as what we use.

WILL THE CLEANING SOLUTIONS HURT THE ENVIRONMENT?

Bleach is the most widely used and effective cleaning solution in the world. It’s used in far more processes than most people realize in the products and services we rely on every day. Surprisingly, it is also very environmentally friendly and is formed simply from salt and water, and returns to its natural state 20 days after use. Bleach even occurs naturally in nature in a place some of you may have visited, Lake Lucero in Great White Sands National Park.

WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

We strongly encourage our customers to use paperless, electronic payments. For your convenience, invoices are sent by email and include a link for online payment through Intuit.

ARE YOU BONDED AND INSURED?

Yes. Our professional cleaning team is fully bonded and insured. Skyline Services, Inc. carries comprehensive liability coverage that exceeds industry standards. If you would like a copy of our certificate of insurance, please call our office (608) 836-8025 or email [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH DOES SIDING CLEANING COST?

Soft Washing is not the cheapest cleaning method, but it does bring the most value.  Skyline Softwash is also not the cheapest cleaning service, but we will bring the most value.  There are companies out there that will show up for very little and pressure wash your roof or soft wash it using improper techniques and under-trained staff.  This may seem appealing due to the low upfront cost, but it’s highly likely to result in greater costs down the road when things are damaged or need to be recleaned far too soon. 

ARE YOU BONDED AND INSURED?

Yes. Our professional cleaning team is fully bonded and insured. Skyline Services, Inc. carries comprehensive liability coverage that exceeds industry standards. If you would like a copy of our certificate of insurance, please call our office (608) 836-8025 or email [email protected].

WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

Skyline strongly encourages our customers to use paperless, electronic payments. For your convenience, invoices are sent by email and include a link for on-line payment through Intuit.

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