Let’s talk about terminology that can often lead to misunderstandings. Here are some pointers to guide you when booking your next house wash:
A soft wash refers to the chemical used to clean your home. For this, we use a mild eco friendly detergent, ideal for your annual clean and getting rid of dust and cobwebs. A soft wash has nothing to do about the water pressure. The water pressure is a separate element which is accessed and adjusted for each area we undertake.
This wash uses a stronger chemical, ideal for pre-painting prep, removing stubborn marks, grease build-up or homes that need that extra TLC. While we take every care when cleaning your home the chemical can effect plants in close proximity so we suggest if you are concerned, to have those plants covered while we wash your home.
Elevation, is it a 1 level or a 2 level or an elevated roof?
When asking is your house a 1 level or a 2 level we refer to the outside of your property, so while your home may be a 1 level home on the inside but part of the house is built over the garage, the outer elevation is 2 levels. A similar concept applies to a 3 level home. We need to know the elevation to ensure we are adequately prepared when we come and carry your house wash and that we have the correct tools required for the job. So even if only part of the house is an extra elevation and the majority isn’t it will still fall into the higher category. A similar principle applies when we say you have an elevated roof or elevated house. Your home may be 1 level but your roof, roof pitch or house is higher than the average.
What is the difference between a Roof Treatment and a Roof Wash?
A roof treatment is a simple way of treating moss, mould and lichen growth on your roof. We simply spray a treatment solution on the roof and it kills off the moss, mould and lichen. The principal works the same as spraying a weed killer in the garden. This treatment does however take time to take effect. It will take several weeks before you notice the moss dying off and can take a couple of months before it dies and eventually starts falling off. A roof wash is exactly that. One of our skilled service man is up on your roof with our high-pressure washers and washing the roof (it is important to note here that the water pressure is adjusted to suit each job we carry out). A roof wash is far more labour intensive and requires extra care and safety equipment and is therefore often more costly than a treatment.
When all else fails and confusion reigns our friendly staff are always on hand to guide and assist you!