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When you’re looking to spruce up the look of your home, it’s important to remember that not every cleaning technique is right for every surface. For instance, if you have vinyl siding on your house, using a power washer might do more harm than good! Soft washing is an excellent alternative because it allows homeowners to give their homes a gentle yet effective clean without any high-powered equipment or harsh chemicals.


The Ins & Outs of Soft Washing

We get it – mold and mildew growing on your once beautiful, clean home is irritating and just plain unattractive. What if we told you there is a perfect solution that will leave your siding fresh, clean, and undamaged?

Soft washing is becoming a popular technique over traditional pressure washing because of its gentle and effective process! Instead of using strong water pressure, it uses eco-friendly detergents to break down the toughest grime from your home and gently rinses them away. If your vinyl, cedar, or wood siding is starting to look dingy, it’s time to try soft washing today.


Soft Wash vs. Pressure Wash

Howard County is not immune to Maryland’s intense humidity. The heavy moisture in the air increases the risk of mold and mildew growth and property decay. That’s why it’s important to either pressure or soft wash your home, depending on the type of surface you’re cleaning.

There are pros and cons for both techniques, but one major advantage soft washing has is that it disinfects while removing contaminants. It leaves your property clean longer than traditional pressure washing does! This means less maintenance and more money saved.


A Little TLC for Your Siding

Whether you have wood, vinyl, cedar, brick, aluminum, or stone siding, a gentler cleaning method is necessary. Siding cannot handle the intense water pressure – it can crack or dent! Soft washing ensures a thorough and safe cleaning for your home.

So how does it work you might be wondering?

  1. Spray the chemicals (a mixture of water and sodium hypochlorite) evenly from bottom to top onto the siding.
  2. Allow the detergents to sit on the surface for 10-15 minutes to break down contaminants.
  3. Attach a wide spray rinse tip to the end of a hose, which is connected to a typical pressure wash machine. This lowers the water pressure.
  4. Rinse the detergents with water from the top to the bottom of the siding.

We would be happy to answer any questions about our process. When you work with our team at Columbia Brothers, we do our best to attain 100% customer satisfaction and won’t stop until you are happy. Our goal is to leave your home sparkling and you smiling. Give us a call today to get your free estimate!