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Does Pressure Washing Damage My Siding?

One of the best ways to keep your home well-maintained is to wash the exterior regularly. This keeps dirt and any other debris off the building as well as washing away mold, mildew, and other biological contaminants that can pose a threat to your health and safety. However, many people don’t realize that washing your home’s exterior can actually do more harm than good depending on how you’re cleaning it. A question many homeowners find themselves asking is if pressure washing can actually damage your home’s siding, and if so, what are alternatives that can keep my home clean and free of damage?

The first important thing to realize is that pressure watching can absolutely damage a home. Soft siding, wood, and other porous surfaces take a lot of pressure and water on when a targeted high-pressure spray is directed at them as it is in pressure washing, creating the potential for mold, mildew, water leaks, and even your siding breaking off. Pressure washing involves water being pushed through a small hose and wand after being compressed. This creates a very powerful blast of water that can be used to scrub away any kind of dirt or debris. Yes, some pressure washing is so powerful it literally breaks the siding off your house. Most of this damage occurs when people who don’t have the proper training or expertise in pressure washing attempt to clean homes. For this reason, hiring a professional soft-washing cleaning contractor is the best way to go to ensure safe and thorough cleaning of your home’s exterior.

Soft washing involves using a foamy cleaning mixture and low-pressure water that gently rinses off any dirt or decay from the home. The cleaning agents dissolve any mold, mildew, algae, dust, dirt, spider webs, and other debris, making it easy for them to be gently washed away in the stream of soft water. With a professional’s skilled touch, you run no risks of damaging your home while keeping your exterior in tip-top condition. A professional cleaning contractor has the expertise and equipment you need to get the job done well. This makes the entire project take less time and produces a better and longer-lasting clean overall. No matter what the condition of your home is, finding a professional soft-washer is the best way to guarantee a clean home exterior every time!

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