Soft Washing Your Exterior

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Soft Washing Your Exterior

Homeowners eager to get rid of ugly stains on their siding, deck, or other exterior surfaces often worry about damage from pressure washing. They are often reluctant to utilize pressure washing because they associate it with damage to siding, paint, windows, and landscaping.


What is soft washing?

Soft washing, also known as low pressure washing, is a safe and effective process used by professional pressure washing companies for cleaning a variety of exterior surfaces on buildings and homes. In the soft washing process, a combination of cleaning solutions is gently applied to the surface with low pressure and given ample time to destroy any algae or fungus build-up. These solutions, along with dirt, stains, and other grime (e.g., mold, algae, pollen, and moss), are then gently and completely rinsed off with clean, low-pressure water.


Soft washing benefits

Soft washing safely and thoroughly cleans your exterior surfaces, including your roof, deck, patio, windows, siding, and fencing. It is extremely gentle on the exterior materials of your home, helping to maintain paint, siding, and masonry longer. Soft washing is also the only method to safely and gently clean traditional and synthetic stucco, also known as EIFS or Dryvit. It’s extremely effective because it offers special cleaning chemicals that can tackle particular stains that are common to specific siding surfaces. With soft washing, you will notice a better, longer-lasting clean on all the exterior surfaces of your home and property.


Soft washing also won’t strip off your landscape soil or protective mulch. It won’t damage your plants with forceful over-spray. Soft washing is eco-friendly and safe for your plants, pets, and children. It effectively kills live contaminants so they won’t pose any risk to your family’s health and won’t return quickly to your exterior surfaces.


Soft washing professionals

Soft washing utilizes a commercial pressure washer machine that distributes and dilutes chemicals during pre-rinse and applies the proper volume/pressure ratio for the appropriate surfaces. At DeMarks Building Maintenance Solutions, our trained technicians know exactly how to achieve the proper low pressure and volume and chemical mixture to clean all surfaces thoroughly, effectively, and safely. Your investment in your home and property will be protected, and you will be amazed by the superior results.

Gutter Cleaning 101

Thursday, November 30, 2017

You’ve certainly seen or heard of gutter cleaning before but do you know why gutter cleaning is so important for the health of your home? While a necessary evil, cleaning your home’s gutters can be quite dangerous. At DeMark’s, we’ve invested in the proper equipment to handle both single and multi-story homes, not to mention saving you from the potential dangers of a fall, just imagine what you can accomplish with the time you will save by having an expert handle this nasty task for you! Besides time and personal safety reasons here are main reasons why having your gutters cleaned is so vital:

  • Water Damage. Clogged, leaky gutters are the number one cause for basement and foundation water problems. Water running from the roof overflows leaf-filled gutters and pools around the foundation. Any excess water can lead to weakened footings and structure cracks, and even sagging driveways.
  • Wood Rot. When gutters are clogged by leaves and debris, it can cause water to pool on the roof rather than drain properly, which then allows the water to seep into the wood affecting the fascia board, roof sheathing, and framing. During the cold winter months, the thawing and refreezing often build ice dams that ruin your roof. Roof repairs are expensive, and homeowners have paid thousands of dollars to fix a problem that could have been completely avoided by simply having the gutters cleaned.
  • Critters. Ever heard the saying “bugs love water”? Because they do, bugs LOVE water and pooling moisture caused by debris from clogged gutters creates the perfect environment for mosquitoes and other insects to breed. Not to mention warm bodied critters looking for an insect snack. Birds, insects, and small rodents will happily make your clogged gutters their home.

Gutter cleaning is one of the most necessary, difficult, and scary maintenance requirements of homeownership. Wisconsin homes endure extreme weather conditions from torrential rains to freezing, winter thawing, and intense winds. Gutters that are filled with debris will cause long-term, expensive damage to your home. Save yourself THOUSANDS of dollars on repairs and the hassle of spending a day on the roof by calling DeMark’s Building Maintenance Solutions today for a cost-effective, thorough gutter cleaning.



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