Softwashing

Softwashing is a revolutionary

cleaning solution for...

roofs

façades

render cleaning

and much more.

Your building can be cleaned

up to 8 floors from the ground

with no scaffolding!

What is Softwashing?

Softwashing is an effective way of removing dirt, grime, algae and other discolouration from a building’s surface. Unlike other cleaning methods, such as jetwashing, a softwash doesn’t damage modern render or cladding. Instead, it gently but thoroughly removes residue from the exterior of the property to leave the surface looking like new.

The results of a comprehensive softwash can be dramatic and long lasting. Once the exterior of a property has been cleaned and treated, algae, fungi and dirt can be kept at bay for years to come. This method of cleaning is also environmentally friendly, as it uses less water than jetwashing and has less of an impact on surrounding trees, plants and habitats.

Softwashing can be carried out from the safety of the ground or via rope access. This flexibility allows our skilled and experienced operatives to clean all areas of a building and access roofs, façades, balconies and cladding that would be impossible to reach using other methods.

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Why Use Us For Softwashing?

 
Innovation

We are at the forefront of innovation in the cleaning industry. Specialising in low risk, high performance, soft washing, to clean buildings and treat exteriors, cleaning render, roofs, and cladding, stonework, and any external substrate.

Unique Patented
Approach

Our pioneering cleaning systems make soft washing easier than ever. Nobody in the industry has access to our equipment. It is designed and 3D printed in house.

Minimal
Disruption

Our vans are self-contained, which means we bring all of our equipment to site (including large volumes of water) we pack away at the end of each day. The only way you know we have been on site is that your building gets a little cleaner each and every day.

What can Softwashing be used for?

This versatile and innovative cleaning solution can be used to renovate and aesthetically restore a wide variety of surfaces. Softwashing is primarily used to clean buildings that have been finished with modern render. Softwashing is the ideal cleaning method for this finish as it is powerful enough to remove stains, algae and discolouration, but gentle enough to prevent damage to the surface of the render.

Algae

Algae growth is incredibly common, and most buildings will have at least some algae growing on their exteriors. Algae is most commonly found on the north faces of buildings as this is generally the dampest and darkest part of a property.

Algae spores are carried by the wind and deposited on exterior surfaces. As they grow, these colonies become increasingly visible, turning the exterior of a building green, red or black. Softwashing is one of the most effective ways of removing algae from modern render. It can also be used to clean algae from stone, wood and tiled surfaces.

Stains

Stains can appear on the exterior of a building for a number of reasons. Leaking pipes can cause render to stain and discolour, as can persistent runoff from balconies and other metal fixings. These stains can have a significant impact on the exterior of a building and cause it to look old and tired before its time. Softwashing can remove these stains quickly and easily to leave the exterior of a property looking fresh and clean.

Pollution

Buildings that are located in cities and close to busy transport links can easily be discoloured by high levels of pollution in the atmosphere. Particles from exhaust fumes and industrial activity can make the exterior of a property appear dull and dirty in a relatively short period of time. Softwashing can be used to effectively remove this dirt and grime and aesthetically renovate a property.

Which Surfaces are suitable for Softwashing?

Softwashing can be used to clean and restore many of the surfaces and materials used in modern construction. Spectrum’s innovative approach allows our operatives to restore the entire façade of a building. From balconies and window frames to walkways and roofs, softwashing can be used to transform all parts of a property.

Render

Softwashing is the best way to clean buildings finished with render. Most types of modern render are not designed to withstand high-pressure jetwashing. This means that pressure washing can easily damage the surface of the render, leaving it with an uneven and irregular appearance.

Softwashing, on the other hand, will not damage the surface of modern render during the cleaning process. Using softwashing to clean the exterior of a building can help to restore the property to its original aesthetic condition.

Stone

Stone is commonly used to add character and visual interest to a property. Softwashing stone on a regular basis will help to keep it clear of algae and staining and ensure the exterior of the property look as good as possible.

Wood

Wooden cladding is extensively used on both commercial and domestic properties. While wooden cladding can look very attractive, it is prone to algae growth and discolouration. Softwashing can be used to effectively remove this staining and ensure the cladding is kept in good condition.

Roofs

Like façades, roofs can discolour and stain over time. Softwashing is an efficient method of removing staining and organic matter from the roof. As softwashing is gentler than other cleaning methods, this algae and discolouration can be removed without any damage to your roof.

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What Can Softwashing Be Used For?

K-Rend
Softwash Cleaning

Following manufacturers guidelines we are able to restore the face of K-rend Render. Softwashing is a safe and eco-friendly way of removing organic matter and atmospheric pollution from exterior render.

Monocouche
Softwash Cleaning

"Varying types of render need specialist treatment due to their intricate composition. Using our knowledge and specialist techniques we can transform monocouche render to look as though it has been painted!

Softwashing is a safe and eco-friendly way of removing organic matter and atmospheric pollution from the exterior render.

Cladding
Softwash Cleaning

Cleaning different cladding materials is easy, with a soft washing and steam system.

Sto Softwash
Cleaning

Following manufacturers guidelines we are able to restore the face of Sto Render. Softwashing is a safe and eco-friendly way of removing organic matter and atmospheric pollution from exterior render.

Parex
Softwash Cleaning

While Parex render is very durable, it is just not designed to withstand high-pressure jets. Therefore, a combination of soft washing and low-pressure high-temperature steam ensures you will achieve the desired result with no damage to the substrate.

Weber
Softwash Cleaning

Following manufacturers guidelines we are able to restore the face of Weber Render. Softwashing is a safe and eco-friendly way of removing organic matter and atmospheric pollution from the exterior render.

Roof
Softwash Cleaning

Our pioneering roof cleaning systems combine a softwash solution with low-pressure high-temperature steam to ensure all mould, stains, algae and moss are removed with no damage to your roof.

Our Accreditations

What Our Softwashing Customers' Say

G. Helms

Property Manager

Spectrum's Softwashing service have helped me maintain the curb appeal of the properties I manage. The team at Spectrum is knowledgeable and always go above and beyond to ensure the properties look sparkling clean.

B. Melling

Property Manager

The team at Spectrum are specialists in not only cleaning, but properting my buildings. I appreciate how they focus on providing cleaning solutions that are both effective and will last, such as their Softwash Cleaning service.

T. Wright

Facilities Manager

After Spectrum's Softwashing service, I will never go back to having contractors powerwash away the grime and algae on the outside of the facilities I manage! This service is highly effective and has delivered outstanding results on the exterior of my facilities.

F. Georges

Property Manager

For long-lasting and reliable property cleaning results, I suggest Spectrum's Softwashing service. Spectrum is the only team I trust to remove any deep stains and spores that have accumalted on my buildings over time.

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Recent Completed Softwashing Projects

Why use us for Softwashing?

A Unique Approach

Operating in London and the South East, Spectrum has developed a unique approach to softwashing. Using our patented equipment and techniques, our operatives are able to clean buildings of all shapes and sizes quickly and efficiently. From cladding to render and roofs to façades, Spectrum can use softwashing to quickly and efficiently renovate the exterior of a building and return it to its original aesthetic condition.

When we carry out softwash render cleaning on a property, we thoroughly survey the building before we begin. Our operatives then design and 3D print the specialist equipment required for the job. This unique, patented approach allows our team to achieve outstanding results on all types of buildings and surfaces.

Minimal Disruption

Our operatives bring all their own tools and equipment to a site in self-contained vans. They will carry out softwashing work as quickly and efficiently as possible and work with tenants and businesses to minimise disruption.

A Highly-trained Team

Softwashing large residential and commercial buildings often requires our operatives to work at height. When this is necessary, we used team members who are trained in working via rope access and who have the necessary skills to complete the job safely.

With a unique, patented cleaning system and a highly skilled team, Spectrum is able to tackle buildings of all shapes and sizes. Once cleaned, these properties will be restored to their original aesthetic condition and will look good for years to come.

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Read Our Softwashing Blog

What to Look For When Sourcing a Softwash Contractor

19th August 2021

What is Softwashing?

14th October 2020

Softwashing vs Other Cleaning Methods?

17th August 2021

What are the Types of Soft washing Solution? 

21st September 2021

What Can You Softwash?

11th August 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Softwashing

26th August 2021

Soft Washing or Pressure Washing?

14th July 2020

What to Look For When Sourcing a Softwash Contractor

19th August 2021

What is Softwashing?

14th October 2020

Softwashing vs Other Cleaning Methods?

17th August 2021

What are the Types of Soft washing Solution? 

21st September 2021

What Can You Softwash?

11th August 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Softwashing

26th August 2021

Soft Washing or Pressure Washing?

14th July 2020

Can We Help With Your Softwashing Needs?

Call Us On:

020 3551 6206

Email Us On:

info@spectrumss.co.uk

We Cover The WHOLE Of The UK!

Our Latest Social Posts on Softwashing

Spectrum is at Battersea, London
1 MONTH AGO

Softwashing, pressure washing, power washing- what's the difference?! 🤯

In this blog, our team of property maintenance specialists share the difference between these cleaning methods, as well as the different softwashing solutions available to comprehensively maintain the exterior of your property.

Read here now: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/what-are-the-types-of-softwash-solution/

Spectrum is at Battersea, London
1 MONTH AGO

While organic matter on your roof might seem harmless, algae, lichen, or. mould left on your roof could result in the following:
- Permanent staining
-Reduced property value
- Rotting shingles
- Deteriorating structural integrity
- Health implications from hazardous mould


Click here to uncover how our team of experienced technicians protect your property and the people that inhabit it here through the power of softwashing: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Putney, London
1 MONTH AGO

Softwashing vs. Pressure washing- what's the difference?🤨

While pressure washing uses high pressure to remove stains, often cracking or crumbling the underlying substrate, softwashing is a non-abrasive cleaning method that involves the application of a biocide solution to kill all of the organic matter deep in the pores of your property's facade.

Click here to discover the substrates we use softwashing on and how our team uses softwashing to transform properties: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Soho
1 MONTH AGO

Most types of modern render are not designed to withstand high-pressure jetwashing, meaning pressure washing can easily damage the surface of the render. 😣

Softwashing, on the other hand, is non-abrasive and gentle, making it a recommended cleaning method for restoring render and preserving the substrate! Click here to discover how we utilise softwashing in our bespoke P.A.S.T. render cleaning system: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/render-cleaning-contractors/

Spectrum is at Soho, London
1 MONTH AGO

In our Ultimate Guide to Softwashing, our team of operatives share their specialist knowledge on utilising softwashing techniques to transform the face of buildings. 😁

From using softwashing to clean stains on render to removing organic matter on rooves, this guide answers all of your softwashing questions! Read the blog here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/blog/ultimate-guide-to-softwashing

Spectrum is at York
2 MONTHS AGO

Believe your eyes- wooden cladding can be transformed to its original state! 👀

Applying our industrial biocide solution, our team was able to remove all of the signs of wear and ageing from the wooden cladding on this property.

Discover how we can deliver the same results to your property on our website here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Embankment, London
2 MONTHS AGO

As softwashing is gentler than other cleaning methods, any algae and discolouration that has built up on the roof can be removed without any damage to your roof! 😄

Click to learn more about our non-abrasive, yet powerful cleaning method: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Croydon, London
2 MONTHS AGO

Say "Goodbye!" to any grime, dirt, or algae that have built up on the outside of your building! 👋

Click here to discover how our environmentally friendly softwashing service can restore the exterior of your property and help conserve your property: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Fulham, London
2 MONTHS AGO

Believe your eyes- wooden cladding can be transformed to its original state! 👀

Discover how the team at Spectrum deliver the same results to the wooden cladding on you property through the biocide solution used in our Softwahsing service here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Soho, London
2 MONTHS AGO

Operating in London and the South East, the team at Spectrum has developed a unique approach to soft washing that combines our environmentally friendly biocide solution with steam cleaning. 👍
Using our patented equipment and techniques, our operatives are able to clean buildings of all shapes and sizes efficiently and effectively! Learn more about our non-abrasive Softwashing service and how it can transform the face of your property on our website here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Liverpool Street, London
2 MONTHS AGO

Did you know our team can remove the stains and organic matter staining on the top of your roof? 🤔

Through the application of our environmentally-friendly biocide solution via our Softwashing service and high-temperature steam from a DOFF machine, our team of professional contractors can make your roof look as good as new and protect it from any future damage! 😄

Learn more here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Notting Hill, London
2 MONTHS AGO

We understand property managers and building owners are faced with a range of choices and points to consider when it comes to sourcing a soft washing contractor.

In this blog, we explain the key aspects to look for when sourcing a soft washing contractor to clean your building’s exterior and return it to its former glory: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/what-to-look-for-when-sourcing-a-softwash-contractor/

Spectrum is at Finsbury Park, London
2 MONTHS AGO

Featuring biocide solutions that can be powerful at killing organic matter that develops inside the pores of substrates like stone and render, softwashing can be an effective cleaning method.

While softwashing kills organic matter, though, it does not remove it! This is why we ALWAYS recommend combining softwashing with steam cleaning to extract the dead algae and moss from the exterior of your property! 👏

Interested in learning more of our best practices when it comes to softwashing? Visit our website here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Hammersmith, London
2 MONTHS AGO

While pressure washing can easily damage the surface of the render, leaving it with an uneven and irregular appearance, softwashing is powerful enough to remove stains, algae and discolouration yet gentle enough to not cause any harm! 😌

 Visit our website now: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Bromley, London
2 MONTHS AGO

Softwashing, pressure washing, steam cleaning- how do you know which cleaning method is best for the exterior of your commercial or residential property?🤔

In our latest blog, our team of operatives share everything you need to know before booking your next external restoration project: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/softwashing-vs-other-cleaning-methods/

Spectrum is at Shoreditch, London
2 MONTHS AGO

Did you know our team can remove stains and organic matter on the top of your roof? 🤔
By applying softwashing and steam from our industrial-grade DOFF machine, our team transform the aesthetic and also preserve your roof's structure! 💪

Learn more here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Chelsea, London
2 MONTHS AGO

Featuring biocide solutions that can be powerful at killing organic matter that develops inside the pores of substrates like stone and render, softwashing can be an effective cleaning method.

While softwashing kills organic matter, though, it does not remove it! This is why we ALWAYS recommend combining softwashing with steam cleaning to extract the dead algae and moss from the exterior of your property! 👏

Interested in learning more of our best practices when it comes to softwashing? Visit our website here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Kensington, London
2 MONTHS AGO

From cladding to stone and roofs to façades, Spectrum can use softwashing to quickly and efficiently renovate the exterior of a building and return it to its original aesthetic condition! 😄

Learn more here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Reading
2 MONTHS AGO

Like façades, roofs are prone to discolouring and staining over time. Softwashing is an efficient method of removing staining and organic matter from the roof.

As our softwashing solution is gentle yet effective, any algae and discolouration can be removed from your rooftop without any damage! 👍

Click to learn more: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Battersea, London
2 MONTHS AGO

Can you guess what a beach and our Softwashing service have in common?🏖

The answer is: Saltwater!

Our Softwashing service features a gentle biocide solution that once applied to a property's exterior, turns to saltwater! Not only is this solution safe for the surrounding environment of your property, but it is highly effective at removing stains and organic matter!

Learn more here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-contractors/