Frequently Asked Pressure Washing Questions - Answered By Brighthouse Exterior Cleaning, LLC

Our professional pressure washers at Brighthouse Exterior Cleaning, LLC are here to answer some frequently asked questions about exterior cleaning and pressure washing, so that you can go into your exterior cleaning appointment with the utmost confidence!

What’s The Difference Between Pressure Washing And Soft Washing?

Soft washing is a type of pressure washing that relies mostly on the cleaning solution, along with lower water pressure, to get the cleaning job done. It’s best to use soft washing on softer surfaces, such as wooden decks and fences, so that further surface damage isn’t leftover.

Pressure washing has a higher water pressure and is great for cleaning hard surfaces, like concrete, but can potentially leave streaks and indentations on soft surfaces, so it’s best to avoid using it for your wooden decks and fences. High-pressure washing also works great for removing old, set-in stains, such as graffiti, paint spills, and car oil and grease.

What Are Those Black Streaks On My Roof?

While the black streaks on your roof may appear to be dirt, they’re actually black algae; a harmful buildup that, over time, can cause expensive damage to your roof. Warm and humid climates create the best growth environments for algae, so they’re fairly common in Louisiana. The most common type is called gloeocapsa magma, and can actually be carried via wind from rooftop to rooftop in your neighborhood.

Because of this, it’s incredibly important to have your roof washing done regularly, so that the algae doesn’t spread and bring the potential of a much more expensive problem! At Brighthouse Exterior Cleaning, LLC, we can help ensure that your roofs and gutters are clean from algae, and also prevent algae from returning.

Do You Work With Commercial Clients?

We are happy to provide our pressure washing services to commercial clients! We offer dependable commercial pressure washing in Baton Rouge, and can clean anything from your building’s windows to its roofs, gutters, and awnings. We also offer parking lot and parking lot garage cleaning.

How Often Should I Have My House Washed?

Having your house professionally washed is an important step towards increasing curb value, maintaining your investments, and making sure that any potential damage is caught early, before it grows into a bigger problem. How often you schedule your house washing depends on the location of your home; for example, if you live beside a dirt road, pressure washing your house every few months would be most beneficial in getting rid of dirt and mud buildup.

If you live on a wooded lot, sap buildup is a risk you should be aware of. Harsh rainstorms, high heat, and humidity can also be a breeding environment for mold and algae, which can be harmful to both your home and your wallet if left unattended for too long. Regular house washing can help solve these issues!

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