External house cleaning requires a gentle touch, and this old cottage that takes a beating from the surrounding farms got just that. Tractors stirring up dust, overspray and the slow build up of mould over time needed to be soft washed to bring back the original look of the Colorbond cladding. Washing Colorbond cladding can be tricky and involves a lot of rinsing because the corrugations provide a lip for soap residue or dirt to rest on.
After washing the house and windows, we threw in the solar as we noticed the build up from crop dust. All in all the results were spectacular and that’s another happy customer for Spark!
When a modern white rendered home comes up for cleaning, a lot of people think to just high pressure clean it. Water blasting is the last thing you should be thinking though. Even cheap machines from eBay or the local hardware giant can be devastatingly destructive. So what to do?
Soft Washing. Using our special Spark Shampoo we’ll lather up your home and allow the formula to dwell and do its work. The grime and grit will break down and the mould will be destroyed, allowing us to use low pressure and high volume to rinse away the filth.
What is left behind is the house you we sure existed, the one you remember from year ago. Our system is so gentle we can even clean cracking and peeling paint without further damage.
If you think you can handle the cleaning yourself, that’s great… just promise me you won’t go and get a cheap pressure cleaner and start stripping the paint. Give us a call and we’ll point you in the right direction as to how you can get decent results without the heartache. Call us 07 4847 6767
When a plan comes together. We are constantly reminding our customers of the wonder that is soft washing as opposed to pressure cleaning. High pressure cleaning has its place, but that’s not on weatherboards or delicate render. When a building has been overcome with mould, a pressure washer will remove the surface layer of that mould, however doesn’t kill the underlying problem.
Introducing Soft Washing. We mix our formula specific to each job, depending on the degree of dirt and organic growth the building may be suffering at the hands of. We pay close attention to the surrounding areas of the property and wet down any plants and allow grasses to soak up a bit of water prior to our treatment. The solution is applied at low pressure and allowed to dwell for a set amount of time, before being rinsed thoroughly using slightly higher pressure to remove the the detergent as well as the organic matter we’ve now destroyed.
The result is a better clean that will last longer and keep mould from returning for longer. If you’re worried about your plants, please rest assured we’ve done this countless times and for some pretty particular clients. Last year we had the honour of cleaning the heritage listed homestead, Braeside in Dalveen on the Granite Belt. The beautiful property is surrounded by the most amazing gardens (which you can visit during the Apple & Grape Festival every 2 years), which we were entrusted with a week before a wedding. Check out our post about cleaning Braeside Homestead.
If you’d like to see what soft washing Brisbane can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We were lucky enough to be invited to take care of Braeside Homestead before they hosted a wedding. The stunning property boasts heritage buildings and seven hectares of amazingly manicured gardens and was a challenge we accepted with open arms.
A full exterior wash was required of the main residence, built in 1874, as well as two accompanying cottages, followed by exterior window washing using our purified water to leave them sparkling and streak free. Working with hoses is a complicated business at the best of times, and the delicate roses around the weatherboard buildings tested us. Happily, we were able to deliver stunning house washing results without any harm to the flora.
The main residence is surrounded by a granite path which required some treatment here and there, and the older timbers used for benches, archways and trim needed a delicate touch due to their age. Something only soft washing can deliver. Can you imagine the destruction that could have been caused if high pressure had been used willy nilly.
All in all, this mammoth task was completed in good time and impressed our clients. Whatever the job, a small house wash or a complex in need of maintenance, contact the team from Spark. 0420 213 145