Like many other exterior surfaces wood is exception and over time is also prone depending where it's located to dirt, pollution and organic matter which causes unsightly staining and discolouration. Apart from the usual dirt and organic matter like moss, algae, lichen etc that build up there is also bird droppings and unfortunately graffiti. Wood is a versatile and natural material, the downside to being a natural material is it tends to harbour more organisms which can lead to organic infections asin previously mentioned which are more noticeable and can lead to damage of the wood surface. We offer fully comprehensive wood and fence cleaning services in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas.
At Cambridge Soft Wash a fair share of our time is allocated to cleaning wood as it's a popular material and widely uses in many homes and businesses across Cambridge, Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas. We will clean any type of exterior wood including fences, cladding, decking, benches and even sheds. If you need something cleaning and it's not in that list please contact us as we can clean any exterior wood.
Wooden cladding has become very popular and is common place. Whilst wooden cladding looks nice due to its finish, black stains can blight the surface and can be difficult to remove without the correct cleaning methods. The traditional method for cleaning wood is to use power high pressure jets which aren't the best approach, this is mainly because when you use any type of high pressure cleaning there is always a risk of damage to the exterior surface and unforeseen future issues.
In the last 10 years the use of wood for decking has also increased in popularity. Most people want an area to sit, relax and entertain guests which makes wooden decking ideal. It is both easy to maintain if you compare it to a traditional lawn or maintenance heavy garden. Although decking offers these great features it does have some downsides, because the UK climate can be humid organic infections such as moss, algae, lichen, mould and several others can thrive. If these organic infections are left it can make the decking slippery and quite treacherous underfoot leading to potential injuries, if your business has decking this is important to consider.
In the majority of cases when decking is cleaned traditionally a pressure washer is used, whilst using a pressure washer will remove stains and organic matter it can potentially cause some unforeseen consequences that include:
When it comes to cleaning wood Cambridge Soft Wash take a different approach. We don't use high pressure jets to literally blast away dirt and potentially damage the surface, we adopt a cleaning process called softwashing or soft wash. This delicate and non-damaging process uses the power of science and utilises chemistry to remove stains and organic matter. Soft wash will get deep down into the wood and kill off organic infectants such as moss, algae, lichen and many more at the root level which ensures they don't regrow. Soft wash wood cleaning has been proven to last up to three times longer than conventional methods, achieve a fresher cleaner look and protect your wood for much longer.
Our wood soft wash cleaning system is delivered by low pressure pumps cleaned by delicate brushes and nozzles so there is no chance of damage. The process is also eco-friendly, creates little noise and uses little water compared to traditional pressure washing methods. During the quotation we conduct a thorough inspection and risk assessment and adhere to health and safety guidelines.
We then begin preparation work which includes protecting nearby areas such as grass, plants and borders. Depending on the property type (eg: a business), we can commence cleaning at a time which is suitable for you eg: lowest footfall and access is no issue either as we have long reach poles so cleaning can be done at the ground level.
For all of your wood cleaning needs in Cambridge, Cambridge and surrounding areas please contact Cambridge Soft Wash.