3 Areas of Your Home’s Exterior That Can Be Cleaned by Soft Washing

Pressure washing gives instant gratification as you watch years of grime wash off the surface of your driveway or home exterior. Power washing homes is a great way to maintain curb appeal, but not every part of the home exterior benefits from the same treatment.

Ortiz Pro Wash offers residential and commercial pressure washing services.

Many homeowners try to pressure wash the exterior themselves. While it is sometimes successful in durable areas like concrete driveways, other areas are too delicate for power washing.

There are three exterior areas that benefit from soft washing. Treatment always starts from the top down.


Whole house washing starts with the roof. Shingles are strong enough to protect your home from harsh weather and water damage. Over time, algae, mold, and other organic pollutants build up on the roof.

Power washing uses a strong spray of water to clean the area. It is too intense for shingles and could cause them to loosen and fall off the roof. Missing shingles lead to water damage within the home.

During soft washing treatment, a professional applies eco-friendly cleanser to the roof. A gentle spray of water removes buildup without damaging the shingles.

Gutter Systems

Clear gutters are part of a clean home. The purpose of a gutter system is to collect rainwater and move it off your roof. Once water enters the g gutter, it flows away from the foundation where it cannot cause damage. Gutters prevent water from settling into the structure of your home and causing extensive damage.

Nearby trees litter the roof with leaves, pine needles, and other debris. This debris travels down a pitched roof and gets stuck in the gutter.

Clogged gutters cause rain to stagnate on the roof, resulting in water damage. If you notice a water spot on your ceiling, it could be from a chronically clogged gutter system.

Neglected gutters can start to rust, causing them to thin from corrosion. Mold can form, causing the roof to decay.

Soft washing your gutters washes away all debris, allowing rainwater to flow freely away from the home. It also removes rust, mold, or any other damaging elements.

Exterior Walls

Power washing homes isn’t complete without cleaning the exterior walls. Exterior cleaning is tricky because painted siding could become completely destroyed by power washing.

The low pressure of soft washing is thorough enough to remove hard water stains, decaying insects, and other undesirable components without causing damage.

Exterior siding could consist of a variety of materials. A professional can determine the best method to safely clean each type of material present on the exterior of the home.

Reliable Soft Washing

Annual pressure washing by a professional team boosts curb appeal and resale value. Soft washing is just one of the cleaning services we offer. Power washing homes and businesses in an eco-friendly way is our specialty. Call Ortiz Pro Wash in Georgetown, DE, at 302-228-6599 to schedule service.


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