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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Spectrum is at Farringdon Street, London
1 DAY AGO

We are continually pushing the boundaries of render equipment design to enable us to provide our clients with unrivalled service.

By 3D printing and manufacturing much of our own equipment we are able to clean render up to 8 stories high, reducing the need scaffolding and heavy machinery!

Learn more about our innovative render cleaning equipment on our website here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/render-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Cannon St, London
4 DAYS AGO

Our number one priority is to give our customers the best service possible, which is why we don't just clean their render properties- we also protect them!

Our high temperature low pressure steam cleaning process plays a crucial role in protecting render during the cleaning process, leaving our clients with a restored facade that should not require cleaning as frequently.

You can learn more about our Render Cleaning service on our website here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/render-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Kensington, London
4 DAYS AGO

This render transformation was made possibly by our P.A.S.T. render cleaning system, composed of:

P - Planning and Preparation

A - Application of Biocide

S - Steam

T - Treatment to Stains

Visit our website for even more proof of the results this cleaning method can deliver:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/case-studies/

Spectrum is at Marylebone, London
4 DAYS AGO

Not every render substrate is the same, meaning render cleaning cannot be approached with a "one size fits all" mentality.❌

This is why the first step of our render cleaning systems involves planning and preparing, allowing us to design the most effective cleaning solution for that unique property!

You can learn more about our render cleaning system on our website:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/render-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at London
4 DAYS AGO

We often mention that we apply specially formulated biocide mixes to remove the soiling on render buildings, but what exactly is biocide?

Biocide is a biological solution which effectively removes algae, mould and moss. 

Combining biocide with extremely heated steam, stains do not last a chance!

Learn more about how we utilise biocide in our Render Cleaning service through this link:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/render-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Vauxhall Bridge Road, London
4 DAYS AGO

In just two passes, monocouche render can offer any property a vibrant new look.

While this substrate is acclaimed for being easy to apply and durable, it still requires regular maintenance to keep it looking fresh! ✨

Our team of operatives are high trained in cleaning a full range of render substrates, including monocouche!

Learn more about how our team refreshes render exteriors on our website:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/render-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Castle Street, Luton
4 DAYS AGO

Is the render exterior of your property displaying stains?

There are a variety of elements that could be the causation of this discolouration, including algae, airborne mould, fungi feasting on the minerals in your wall, and carbon from car emissions.

Our Render Cleaning Service is designed to remove the full spectrum of render stains! Learn more about this service here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/render-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Victoria Street, St. Albans
4 DAYS AGO

The stains on this property's render was making this building's exterior look worn and tired.

One treatment of our custom designed P.A.S.T. process later and the stains have disappeared- almost like magic!✨

To learn more about our P.A.S.T render cleaning system, visit our website:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/render-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at London
4 DAYS AGO

Render is a delicate substrate and can easily be damaged by the force of a pressure washer.

Here are three reasons why you should avoid pressure washing your render property:

1. High pressure can penetrate behind the skin of render & blowing it away from the wall.

2. Pressure washing doesn’t kill organic spores, it only removes the stains.

3. It can also leave the wall patchy or stripy.

Leave it to us to effectively and gently refresh your render property through our Render Steam Cleaning Service.

Click the link here to learn more about this service:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/render-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at St. Paul's Road, London
1 WEEK AGO

Is abseiling just for cleaning high-rise windows?

Not at all! We apply our expertise in abseiling tall buildings for a variety of services, including cleaning render and Doff steam cleaning, to allow us the best access for every project!

Learn more about our abseiling service here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/abseiling-services-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Victoria Dock Road, London
1 WEEK AGO

We are all about delivering results that you can see!

This is why we custom designed our own render cleaning tools, ensuring your render will look as good as new after we are done cleaning it!

You can discover more about our render cleaning service here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/render-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at London Wall, London
1 WEEK AGO

Unlike pressure washing, Softwashing does not damage the surface of modern render!

Instead softwashing thoroughly cleans the exterior of a building can help to restore the property to its original aesthetic condition. ✨

Learn more about our softwashing service here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/softwashing-services-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Barnes High Street, London
1 WEEK AGO

We talk a lot about cleaning and repairing render, but what exactly are the different render substrates that could require these services?

There are a variety of different types of render, but the most popular types that could be on your property are:

-K-render

-Silicone render

-Cement Render

-Polymer Render

-Acrylic Render

No matter what type of render it can be, leave it to us to make sure it looks its best!✨
Learn more about our render cleaning service here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/render-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Knightsbridge, London
1 WEEK AGO

We have been researching and developing our modern render cleaning process for years, allowing us to become experts in our chosen field.

In fact, we offer CPD training to surveyors and property managers to share them what we have learnt and to pass on our years of experience.

Discover how you can join our CPD webinar here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/cpd/

Spectrum is at Langton Green, London
1 WEEK AGO

We are proud to say we are render cleaning experts!

But what is render?

Render is is a plastered finish for exterior walls that gives a smooth finish and protects brickwork against the elements. Render can come in a variety of substrates too!
From polymer render to K-render, we have the expertise to help you maintain your render property!

Learn more about our render services here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/render-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Grant Lane, London
1 WEEK AGO

Does your stone property's facade need a touch-up?

Have you considered TORC Cleaning?

The TORC system is a pioneering cleaning service that offers a complete stone cleaning solution. It creates a gentle, swirling vortex using a mixture of low air pressure, water and a safe, inert fine granulate.

Learn more about our TORC Cleaning system here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Kings Road, London
1 WEEK AGO

The key to effectively erasing graffiti and restoring the aesthetic appearance of a property is timing. ⏰

As the solvents in the ink or paint of graffiti can sink into the exterior of a property over time, it's important to call us to remove unwanted graffiti on the exterior of your property as soon as possible!?

Click this link to learn more about our Graffiti Removal service:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/graffiti-removal-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Ridgemount Gardens, London
1 WEEK AGO

The secret ingredient to transforming the render exterior of your property to its former aesthetic?

Extremely heated steam!

With our custom-designed cleaning equipment, we are able to steam clean render like never before!

Learn more on our website:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/stone-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at St. John Street, London
1 WEEK AGO

Combining our patented equipment and heavy machinery like a cherry picker, we can restore your building's cladding with no scaffolding!

By eliminating the need for scaffolding, we don't only save time when cleaning cladding, but we also can save our clients up to 70% on access costs!

Click here to learn more about our cladding restoration services:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/cladding-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Albert Embankement, London
1 WEEK AGO

It can be tempting to just go at your brickwork with a pressure washer, but this is not advised! ❌

As jet washers exert too much pressure on the bricks, they can create cracks or erode the top layer. They also can also force more water into the brick, which later could result in the brick expand at colder times and cause further cracking.

As specialists in exterior cleaning solutions, we use steam heated up to 150 degrees Celsius to clean bricks.

Learn more about how this steam effectively cleans brick on our website:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/brick-cleaning-and-restoration-london-south-east/

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.

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What Our Softwashing Customers' Say

Nick

Site Manager

Spectrum provided a top-class service from the outset, at tender stage, through to the completion of the contract. The works required the use of both BMUs and rope access. To this end they provided operatives with an excellent knowledge of their working practice and whom performed in a safe and professional manner with courtesy at all times.

Joe

Procurement Director

Spectrum are friendly, get work done quickly and will always help to resolve an issue.

Martin

Facilities Manager

Spectrum are unique because of the range of services they provide. Their knowledge, how fast they respond to questions posed from residents and their can do attitude.

James

Property Manager

Spectrum have high levels of customer service. Speed in dealing with urgent jobs. Skill in carrying out works thoroughly to high standards including finding safe ways to access difficult areas.

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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

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