Siding Cleaning: What’s the Proper Method?

Scheduling regular siding cleaning is an important and easy way to maintain your home’s appearance. Boosting its curb appeal won’t just boost your pride. In the future, if you ever choose to sell your home, finding a buyer will be much easier if you took basic steps to preserve its siding over the years.

However, you need to make sure you hire siding cleaning experts who understand the proper method for cleaning your home’s exterior surfaces. At Lighthouse Softwash, serving homeowners throughout the Hilton Head, SC area, we thoroughly understand how some methods don’t deliver the same results as others, and can even damage your siding. Keep reading to learn more.

The Importance of Regular Siding Cleaning

Siding comes in many different materials. These may include vinyl, wood, fiber cement, stucco, and many more. What they all have in common is the simple fact that they can and will get dirty over the years if they aren’t cleaned regularly. Dirt, mold, and algae can accumulate on any type of siding.

This doesn’t merely detract from your home’s appearance when it happens. Over time, mold and similar contaminants can actually work their way into your home. This will have an impact on your health and comfort as well. These are key reasons you need to contact experts for siding cleaning service often.

Our team specializes in a soft wash method for siding cleaning. The next section of this blog describes what it is, how it’s different from pressure washing, and why it’s ultimately the superior option in most cases.

Siding Cleaning Methods: Soft Wash House Washing vs. Pressure Washing

You probably already understand what pressure washing involves. You simply point the pressure washer’s nozzle at a given surface and use a high-power stream of water to remove debris. Keep in mind, even when it is appropriate to clean a surface in this way, it’s still a good idea to hire experts for the job. If you don’t have professional training, using pressure washing equipment can be more dangerous than you might realize.

That said, the soft wash siding cleaning method is different. It involves far less pressure (as you may have guessed). Instead, water is gently directed at your siding. We combine the water with an eco-friendly detergent that specifically serves to remove the debris and contaminants that accumulate on house siding.

However, you could be forgiven for wondering why anyone would use this method. Aren’t you always more likely to get better results when the water pressure is higher?

That’s an easy assumption to make. That said, the vast, vast majority of the time, it’s much smarter to use the soft wash siding cleaning method.

First of all, it’s extremely reliable. The combination of safe detergents and gentle water will definitely result in much cleaner siding. More importantly, this method is safer. Homeowners often don’t realize their siding isn’t durable enough to stand up to the force of pressure washing equipment. Using it for siding cleaning typically results in significant damage, and it strips the paint off wooden surfaces in seconds. If you were to clean your siding in this way, you’d end up with some unexpected repair bills in your near future.

That’s not an issue when you schedule siding cleaning with professionals who use the soft wash method instead. Again, your siding will be clean, without the risk of damage.

Just make sure you’re hiring professionals who have a stellar reputation. At Lighthouse Softwash, offering siding cleaning throughout Hilton Head, SC, that’s exactly what you’ll find. Call us today at (843) 304-0019 for more information about our services.

Jacob Tuttle

Lighthouse owner Jacob Tuttle graduated from Savannah Arts Academy and received a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Jacob has been in the commercial and residential cleaning business since 2003, and in 2014, moved to Bluffton, South Carolina with his wife, Jessica, and their two children to form Lighthouse Exterior Cleaning Solutions. Jacob is a Certified Lead Technician through the industry’s leading educational resource, Softwash Systems, LLC.

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