When it comes to spring cleaning, the lineup can get pretty extensive. There is a lot to do, both inside and outside of the home. When cleaning the outside, many people think of pressure washing. But when trying to pressure-wash your home on your own, you can cause a lot of unwanted water damage. High pressure washing also has the risk of damaging the exterior of your home, and is not as beneficial as many think. The best way to clean the exterior of your home is by low-pressure washing. Mummert Home Services in York is here to explain all the benefits to low-pressure house washing, and why it is the best option for your home.
Low-pressure washing, or soft washing, is a method used to clean the roof and exterior of homes. It safely removes dirt, mold and mildew, algae, and other bacteria. Unlike high-pressure washing, soft washing applies less pressure with a water-based, biodegradable cleaning solution that disinfects and kills outside bacteria. Soft washing equipment applies the cleaning solution at 40-80 PSI, as opposed to 1,300-2,000 PSI of high-pressure washers. The equipment used for soft washing may also have telescoping handles so that the cleaning solution can easily reach rooftops and other areas without the need for added pressure.
1. Lower Risk of Damage
Pressure washing uses strong and forceful water to remove dirt from the exterior or your home. Its powerful nature can cause a lot of damage. The blast of water can chip away at paint, damage shingles and siding, and destroy the integrity of asphalt roofs. Soft washing is non-invasive and safe to use on all types of surfaces including stucco, siding, roofing, decks, patios, fences, concrete, play houses, playground equipment, and gutters. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association recommends detergent assisted soft washing to prevent damage to shingles.
2. Better Protection from Contaminants
Bacteria, fungi, algae, and mold are all found on exteriors of homes. High pressure washing blasts the surface level of bacteria and mold, and can spread it further across the home or even embed it deeper into the exterior. Soft washing uses a non-forceful detergent-based method to kill these types of contaminants for good. It can remove mold and bacteria out of small places without causing damage, and the detergent used is biodegradable and perfectly safe for the home and environment.
3. Enhances Home’s Exterior Appearance
Soft washing cleans the exterior of the home effectively and efficiently. It is great for removing rust, stains, and dirty gutters. It also sanitizes the home, and keeps exterior surfaces looking their best without the risk of damage. If your house has a better exterior appearance, your property value will also increase. Getting rid of the buildup of mold and mildew will not only improve the appearance of your home and its integrity, but it will also increase its lifespan.
Mummert Home Services is the best in the business when it comes to soft washing. Located in Harrisburg PA, we serve customers in York and surrounding counties. We can help take care of your home’s exterior spring-cleaning needs, and keep your home looking its best year round.