Methods and Techniques
House Power Washing or House Washing differs from pressure washing because we only use low pressure on most surfaces. A proprietary blend of house wash solution is used to penetrate and kill the green and black organic material (often attributed to mold, mildew, or algae) growing on your siding and other exterior surfaces. Sometimes, this method is referred to as Soft Washing. Regardless, what matters the most is not the terminology, but rather, the approach of using the correct chemicals to accomplish the work without damaging or producing an uneven result with too high of pressure. In fact, we are often operating at pressures under 100 psi but delivering a large volume of water to rinse your home properly from other sources of debris. We provide low-pressure house washing for vinyl siding, Hardie Board or HardiePlank siding, stucco, brick, painted wood siding, soffits, and gutters (gutter stain removal is a separate process). We may use higher pressure where appropriate on some harder surface applications.
In simple terms, it's the chemical solution that we use that does the majority of the work, and it's a proprietary formula that includes sodium hypochlorite and surfactants to allow for proper cleaning and dwell time. This solution melts away the mold and other organic material that produces the green and black look on your home. The surfactants we use also minimize the chemical smell! In short, we've invested in and employ professional tools and techniques to clean the exterior of your home to the highest level of detail. We also take steps to protect the plants around your home as we clean. The years of experience, knowledge, and the commitment to excellence is what produces the spectacular results by knowing which tools and solutions to use for each situation. We are also fully insured with general liability and workers' compensation insurance; we are bonded as well. Choose a "New Scene" from us, and See the Difference!
Short answer: Yearly (Annually)
Long answer: In the Greenville, SC area, we live in a hot and humid climate that invites the mold and organic growth we hate to see on our homes. As a result, an annual frequency will usually maintain your home from getting to the worst level of seeing that familiar but unwelcome green or black look. However, the needed frequency can be impacted by environmental factors that may change each year, and homes with more trees, shade, and closer to water will need to be cleaned more frequently than a home with no trees or water around. Regardless, we usually recommend an annual schedule for house washing because spider webs, dirt dauber nests, and other pest and tree-related debris tends to build up over a year as well. Ask us about getting on a routine schedule with NewScene!