Many homeowners struggle with keeping up with outdoor chores like washing their home, deck and driveway. This is largely due to the fact that these tasks are often time-consuming, require expensive equipment and/or the proper training to do safely. As a result, they are often neglected or pushed aside in favor of more urgent indoor matters. In the case of a house wash, improper washing can cause damage to siding and shingles as well as discoloration of doors, windows, or porch enclosures. The good news is that by soliciting the services of a professional house wash service like Shine, these tasks are easily accomplished in just a few hours with little to no risk of property damage and the homeowner’s safety.
House washing is the process of removing mildew, dirt, grime and in some cases rust and soot from your home’s exterior surfaces using low to moderate water pressure and specialized detergents, algaecides, surfactants and other cleaners. Typically, these cleaning solutions are mixed with water to create a cleaning solution that is safe to use for most home materials and landscapes. The strength or mixture ratio of the cleaning solution will depend on the surface being cleaned; smooth surfaces such as Hardie siding and vinyl may require a weaker mixture while brick, stone, and Stucco might need a stronger mix.
The process of washing a home can take anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours to complete, depending on the size and cleanliness of the home as well as weather conditions and the amount of chemicals needed for each section of the home. Ideally, it is best to begin washing from the ground, spraying 10 feet of surface at a time and then climbing a ladder for the higher sections. This helps prevent premature drying, which can occur if the cleaning chemicals are allowed to dry on surfaces before being rinsed off with water and a hose. house wash