Moss, mould and lichen are a very common and very unwanted feature to many roofs throughout Melbourne. Your home is constantly exposed to harsh elements such as pollution, dust, wind and rain. The moisture that stays on the roof and walls can become a breeding ground for unwanted formations of mould, moss and lichen. Over time, cracks can form on the surface, and leaks and missing tiles develop because of the unsupervised growth.
The best method of prevention of moss, mould and lichen on your home is regular maintenance. Using Softwash Cleaning to treat and maintain the roof is an effective way to ensure moss, mould or lichen are not able to build up and spread, as well as extend the life of your roof or walls.
Softwash cleaning is the perfect treatment solution, as it treats the moss, mould or lichen and kills the roots system of the build up whie being gentle on the surface.
Mould is usually identified by a coating or discolouration on the surface, which can be caused by various fungi that grow in a damp environment. However mould is not always easy to recognise – it often looks fuzzy, or can appear to be a stain, smudge or discolouration. The most common moulds are black, green or white.
Lichens are slighlty different to mould and moss, they are a complex life form that is a combination or two different organisms – a fungus and an alga. Lichen is slow-growing, and typically forms a low crusty, leaflike, or branching growth on your surfaces such as roofs and walls.
That’s easy, give us a call! We are more than happy to discuss your cleaning needs and book in an appointment, an on-site visit, or, provide you with a quote. You can get in touch with us either by phone, email or you can fill out one of the forms found on our website.
You sure can. In most cases we are able to provide you with a relatively accurate quote straight over the phone for most of our services. We know that not all properties are the same, so we will ask you a few questions to get a better picture of the work that we will need to conduct.
Soft washing is simply the most effective and best cleaning method available. Soft wash cleaning is the application of cleaning agents through a low pressure system that is effective for the cleaning of pressure sensitive surfaces such as weather boards, render and hard to reach places
No, we don’t just stop at Softwash Cleaning! We also provide high pressure cleaning services for both commercial and residential. Yep, you heard right we are the whole package.
At Softwash Cleaning we make it our goal to give our clients the very best results. We take care of a wide range of services for different areas, surfaces and locations. We are hugely experienced in all of the services we provide and the equipment that we operate. We adapt to all of the changes in our business and the needs of the public to ensure that we are providing the services that people need for their homes and businesses.
This will depend on a number of factors. We will always provide you with an estimated timeframe for our services so that you know how long we will be occupying the area and completing our cleaning. We want to reduce our interruption to you and your home so will always complete our work quickly but effectively!
Yes, we have all the necessary insurance in place.
You will notice you need a Softwash clean when your walls, the driveway or hard scapes in your yard—and see any discoloration, streaking, staining, blotchy dark areas or just even general dullness …well that then means your property is ready for our team to save the day. Your home is your biggest investment and weather its to maintain your home or to put it on the market, it’s a good idea to be on top of your homes exterior cleaning before it gets unmanageable.
We cover all areas of Melbourne. Please call us to confirm so we can book you in advance.
No we most certainly do not! We will visit your property and provide a written, no-obligation quotation. Some clients may want a very quick rough estimate to see if costs viable and within their budget. We can sometimes provide a rough estimate on property fronts from Google street view photos, but these are just estimates. Street view photos may be over a year or two old, may only show property frontage and is not always easy to see all defects. Please note, this is only a guideline estimate and may change considerably on viewing.