Soft Washing, Roof Cleaning & Power Washing
Gutter People Bucks County are highly trained and experienced in all facets of exterior property cleaning. It’s important to know the difference between the various cleaning methods and which methods should be used in which situations. If you’re not sure, please give us a call!
Soft washing is a cleaning method using low pressure and a combination of Sodium hypochlorite (pool bleach) and the proper surfactant to safely remove mildew, bacteria, algae and other organic stains from roofs and other building exteriors. Soft wash will even clean painted surfaces.
Unlike other companies, we have a custom-built soft wash machine that allows us to adjust the chemical application percentages throughout the job.
Why Soft Wash?
The soft wash process keeps your home looking great. Dirt is cleaned whenever you soft wash your home, and all contaminants and bacteria are killed.
- Soft wash is less likely to damage siding and wood, or leave permanent marks on concrete, brick and stone.
- Soft wash kills algae, mold, and mildew instead of just blasting it off, keeping the surface clean and clear of discoloration longer.
Why Does My Roof Look So Dirty?
Do you find yourself looking at your roof and asking these questions:
- Are the shingles deteriorating?
- Is our roof being eaten by mold?
- What is causing those ugly black streaks?
You’re not alone – black streaks, mold and algae will attack most roofs if left untreated.
The black streaks on your roof are most likely the prehistoric algae known as Gloecapsa Magma. These spores love moisture and typically will start to grow on the north or shaded side of your roof. And what makes it worse, this strain of algae travels though air, so if someone in your neighborhood has black streaks, chances are good you will eventually have them too. According to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) the algae is mostly an aesthetic nuisance, although over time, the moisture retained in the algae can prematurely age the singles and contribute to moss or lichen growth that will physically deteriorate your shingles.
The ARMA recommends low-pressure bleach or detergent assisted washing as the preferred method for cleaning asphalt roofs in order to prevent damage to the shingles.
Asphalt roofs should NEVER be power washed.
Power Washing – Surface Cleaning
Dirty concrete or paver patio? Our surface cleaner will make it look new again. We can even re-apply Polymeric sand to your paver patio once cleaned which greatly improves interlock in paver walkways, patios and driveways and is far superior to preventing weeds regrowth.
Gutter People Bucks County proudly serves:
Bucks and Montgomery Counties (PA) including Fort Washington, Levittown, Feasterville Trevose, Warminster, Bensalem, Doylestown and Newtown.
Burlington, Mercer and Hunterdon Counties (NJ) including Hamilton, Lambertville, Princeton and Flemington.
Gutter People Bucks County
PO Box 1342
Morrisville PA 19067