About Vinyl Siding Pressure Washing
Pressure washing means using a high-pressure stream of water to remove dirt, algae (or other growth), oil or anything else from a hard non-porous surface. Sometimes that is what it takes…
but not this time. Actually for this job we used a method called soft washing.
When I came out to bid the siding washing project, I immediately saw the great need the customer had for Maintenance Medics House Washing. We needed to get to work fast! This green algae is not healthy.
The growth of the algae and other organisms on siding and roofs is truly an eyesore. The primary organism is actually a bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma. These bacteria are unhealthy. Some people are allergic to them and they also help other organisms grow alongside the bacteria.
These other forms of microorganisms include mold, fungi, algae, mildew, lichen, and moss. Maintenance Medics uses a combination of ecologically safe chemicals and pure clean water to remove the growth blooms for a clean siding surface.
Client The McMurrabbs
Project Siding Cleaning, House Washing
Date November 2017
Location Valparaiso, IN
Inspecting the House To Be Washed
The first thing we did was examine the entire project. We do this to determine the durability of the surface, the hardiness of the growth blooms and the overall size of the project. This allows us to determine how long it will take Maintenance Medics to wash your house. In this case, we estimated about 4 hours. It turned out to be just a little shorter than that on this larger house.
After the inspection, we decided that using the patented SoftWash Systems™ cleaning process would be ideal for this project. Soft washing uses a low-pressure water stream to rinse off the chemicals that kill and loosen the bacteria and algae growing on siding.
This is preferable when cleaning siding, either vinyl or wood, as it protects potentially brittle vinyl from cracking, and keeps the paint on the wood from flaking off. We usually use it on aluminum siding, too, as it eliminates the chance of dents or peeled paint.