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House Soft Washing

Our Soft Washing Services

At Chemwash, we promote house soft washing as an effective and safe method of cleaning, suitable for even the toughest of jobs. Soft washing can be used almost anywhere that traditional high-pressure washing can be, but without the risk of unnecessary damage to surfaces. Certain surfaces, such as concrete that is under three years old, and surfaces involving adhesives should always be soft washed to ensure their structural integrity is not compromised. A key difference between soft washing and power washing is reduced pressure to ensure no damage to paint and the use of biodegradable detergents, which kills bacteria  and gets rid of unsightly dirt and grime.


House Soft Washing


House Soft Washing

Siding & Exteriors

We clean all types of siding, producing amazing results every time. The Chemwash system is also completely safe, using as little pressure as possible to avoid surface damage, paint chipping and potential leaks. Our eco-friendly detergents gently emulsify grime and kill mildew. Tough spots are scrubbed before the loosened “dirt” is rinsed away. Our house wash systems work on all surfaces, including weatherboard, brick, plaster and more.

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Spouting, Gutters & Trim

Open-flowing gutters and spouting prevent water from collecting and leaking along the walls of your property. This is why it is recommended to clean your gutters and spouting at least once per year to reduce longer-term risk and costs. Additionally, well-cleaned trim can make a significant difference in the overall appearance of your house. This service can be easily included as part of your Chemwash house wash.

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Don’t overlook your exterior windows as a part of your house wash tidy up. We safely and professionally clean your windows, which enhances the effect of a freshly washed house. With a Chemwash clean, your windows are guaranteed to be streak-free, every time. Well cleaned windows also allow the most amount of light to come through into your house. This brightens the interior of your home, and assists with passive heating.

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What is Soft Washing

Soft washing is a form of low-pressure cleaning that involves the use of specially formulated biodegradable detergents. Soft washing systems consist of specialised detergents and the use of low pressure water. This form of cleaning is gentler than traditional high-pressure water blasting on surfaces, and is effective against mould, algae, pollen, dirt, moss on the exterior of your house. Soft washing eliminates the microbes that cause discolouration on roofs and other surfaces on and around your home. The Detergents used during soft washing destroy unhealthy microorganisms.

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What Are the Benefits of Soft Washing?

Soft washing a house has many benefits and is a worthwhile investment. Soft washing keeps your home looking great through the removal of dirt and stubborn stains. Our specially formulated soft washing detergents not only remove natural growths, but also prevent them from coming back as quickly. Soft pressure washing uses significantly less water than traditional water blasting, preventing water wastage, which is kinder to the environment. Soft washing removes harmful bacteria from surfaces while increasing the longevity of your home by preventing damage caused by mildew, mould, and fungi. Lastly, annual house washing is recommended, and is required for paint warranties from leading brands including Resene and Dulux.

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Soft Washing Prices

Soft washing prices vary depending on the property, the reason being differing size, stories and level of difficulty. Soft washing your home can save you thousands of dollars in home repair later down the line. Call us today for a comprehensive quote on soft washing your home.

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Soft washing FAQs:

A soft wash is an effective way of removing dirt and grime as well as harmful fungi and algae from surfaces. This is achieved through the combination of biodegradable disinfectants and low-pressure water being applied to the affected area. Soft washes help prevent the regrowth of harmful bacteria for longer.

Is it safe to soft wash a house?

Soft washing is a gentler form of cleaning than high-pressure water blasting. The gentle application of cleaning products and low-pressured water is safe to use on delicate surfaces, such as windows and wood panelling. The specially formulated detergents we use during this process are biodegradable, environmentally friendly, and avoid the use of single-use plastics.

How Often Should I Soft Wash My House?

How often you should soft wash your home depends on what material it is made from, and where you are located. Houses with wood siding should be soft washed every one to two years to increase the longevity of the stain or paint. Houses with aluminium or vinyl can go upwards of three years without needing another clean. 

How long does it take to soft wash a house?

How long it will take us to soft wash your home depends on its size and the severity of the problem, the materials the property is built from and accessibility. For example, cedar is difficult and takes a long time, weatherboards are comparatively fast. Cleaning times can vary from a couple of hours to up to a full day for large buildings. Factors such as weather and surrounding access can also impact how long the process will take.

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What our clients are saying



"Thanks very much for the job you did at my house. I'm really pleased with how the house was cleaned. I have already recommended you to one of my work colleagues who used your firm last year and will be recommending you to another colleague who is looking for a house wash."