Soft-Washing Exterior & Siding Cleaning

Safe, Effective Alternative to Power or Pressure Washing Your Home

If you own a home in Naperville or the West and North Chicago Suburbs, chances are that after the snow melts each year, you probably notice that it looks a little dingier than it did last fall. There may be some unsightly streaks, black or green spots, too. You take pride in your home, and you want it to look its best, to reflect the care and maintenance you put into it year-round. Before you start taking bids on re-painting or new siding, you should consider a much more affordable solution that, in many cases, will restore your home’s exterior appearance to like-new condition: Professional home exterior cleaning.

Why Should I Clean The Exterior Of My House?

  • Improved Appearance – The most obvious reason to have the exterior of your home cleaned professionally is to make it beautiful again. It’s kind of like a facial for your home, rolling back the clock and reversing marks left by the environment. If you’re considering selling your home, exterior cleaning improves curb appeal dramatically and can bring you an extra $10,000 to $15,000 on the sale price, according to the National Association of Realtors.
  • Extends Useful Life – Whether your house is brick, stucco, vinyl or aluminium siding, or painted wood, the exterior surfaces of your home will last longer with proper routine maintenance, which includes annual cleaning. Routine cleaning prevents rot, decay, and other types of damage that can have a cumulative effect, if left unchecked.
  • Create A Healthier Environment – Some of that ugly stuff on the sides of your house are alive, and it can create an unhealthy environment for your family and pets. Professional soft-washing for your home’s exterior removes mold and mildew, fungus, algae, lichens, moss, and bacteria, so you can rest assured that your family is safe from harmful health effects from living contaminants.

 

What Is Soft-Washing?

Soft-washing is a process of using low-pressure water, combined with environmentally friendly cleaning products to safely clean the exterior of your home. Power-washing the exterior surfaces of your home can result in expensive damage which you may not see immediately, by driving dirt and contaminants into or underneath your siding which will speed deterioration, even though it’s not noticeable in the short-term. If your home’s exterior is brick, pressure washing can speed the break-down of both bricks and mortar by blasting water, dirt, and contaminants into tiny holes in the mortar. Again, you won’t see a problem immediately, but that dirt will contribute to abrasive break-down, and any live contaminants will begin to grow and damage your home at an exponential rate.

  • Manufacturer-Recommended – The companies who manufacture the materials on the exterior of your home, from gutters to siding to windows and doors recommend routine cleaning with water or a soft brush and gentle cleaning products that won’t harm the finish. Pressure washing can strip off protective coatings and, if done improperly, can also dull, or even strip, your paint. For some materials, pressure washing can also void the manufacturer’s warranty or limit the coverage.
  • Protects Windows & Screens – The high pressure involved in power washing the exterior of your home can cause windows to fracture, and may damage the integrity of your window screens. Soft-washing uses water pressure about the same as what comes from your garden hose, combined with gentle, effect cleaning solutions, chosen by a trained and experienced technician. Homes with premium windows that have high-end casings using colored vinyl or fiberglass need extra gentle care because those special finishes can be permanently discolored by harsh chemical or high-pressure washing.  Many modern windows and screens feature premium coatings to reject heat, protect the interior of your home and your furniture from sun damage, and most contemporary windows use two or three layers of glass with an inert gas between them to provide better thermal and acoustic insulation. Pressure washing your windows can actually force water into those dual- or triple-pane windows, which breaks the gas seal. Since there is no effective way to re-seal that window in place and re-charge the inert gas, window seals damaged by power-washing mean you’ll need to replace the window.
  • Safer For Landscaping – It’s nearly impossible to pressure wash the outside of a house without disturbing or damaging the surrounding landscaping, even with a reasonable measure of care. Soft washing won’t strip off the nutrient-rich top-soil your landscape plants thrive on, nor the protective mulch many gardeners use to keep that top-soil moist and healthy. Unlike power-washing, it also won’t damage your plants with forceful over-spray. Our soft-washing process is eco-friendly and safe for your plants, pets, and children.
  • Kills Contaminants – When you pressure-wash a house, where do the live contaminants go? They’re swept off the house into the flowerbeds and lawn, or onto your sidewalk and patio…where your kids and pets play. High-pressure water won’t kill mold, mildew, or bacteria, and most algae, moss, and lichens will simply start to grow again wherever they land. Soft washing kills those live contaminants, so they won’t pose any risk to your family’s health, and they won’t be back on your house any time soon, either. After assessing the contaminants on your with a trained eye, a soft-wash technician will create a custom-cocktail to clean and disinfect the exterior of your home.

 

Soft-Washing Experts For Your Roof, Siding And Home Exterior

Advantage Roof Cleaning has developed its soft-washing expertise through cleaning the roofs of Naperville, West and North Suburb homes, and now offer home exterior cleaning services using their safe and gentle soft-washing process, as well. When you contact us for an estimate on cleaning your home’s exterior, we’ll give you an honest appraisal. If your siding or paint is at the end of its useful life, we’ll tell you; we’re not going to charge you to wash materials that need to be replaced. Our technicians are trained, certified, and experienced in the safe and effective use of soft washing cleaning solutions to gently clean all of the exterior surfaces of your home. Our work is guaranteed and gives your home a beautifully refreshed look.

 

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