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Frequently Asked Questions About Exterior Cleaning

Can algae, mold, and bacteria hurt my roof?

Yes. These organisms are known to eat away at even the sturdiest structures if they go uncleaned and untreated for too long. If any of these parasites appear on your roof, then you'll need to schedule a professional cleaning service to quickly get them under control and prevent the destruction of your roof shingles and the layers of roof material beneath them. The experts at Aero Power Clean use soft washing, or low-pressure water spray with sanitizing solutions, to kill these dangerous toxins and stop them from feeding on your roof. Professional roof cleaning provides relief from these issues and several others, so it should be a regular part of your home maintenance.

What is the difference between pressure washing and soft washing?

The notable difference between these two popular cleaning methods is the amount of pressure used. Traditional pressure washing uses high-powered water spray to clean harder surfaces like concrete. Whereas soft washing is a combination of low-pressure spray and chemical cleaning detergents and is ideal for more delicate surfaces like roof shingles, siding, windows, and gutters. This cleaning method is strongly recommended for cleaning several exterior features of your home that might not be able to withstand higher pressure. Roof shingle manufacturers agree that the latter option is best for safely cleaning roofs. Both cleaning methods are highly effective at removing stains and disinfecting surfaces, and your local pressure washing professional can help you determine which one best suits your home's needs.

How can I prepare for my house washing appointment?

A few specific preparation measures will ensure that your house washing session goes smoothly. First, you'll need to close and secure all doors, windows, and other openings to your home. You'll also need to take down decorative items like small plants, doormats, and door wreaths and put them in a safe spot away from where we'll be washing. For larger items like potted plants, porch and patio furniture, and barbecue grills, you'll need to use tarps or a similar protective covering. All exterior lighting and electronics need to be switched off. For safety reasons, we ask that clients plan to keep children and pets inside while we perfect your home on the outside.

These few items of business will help us get to work faster and help you get to the dazzling results of your freshly cleaned home exteriors sooner.


If you are looking for professional exterior cleaning in the Rockford area, please call 815-516-8902 or complete our online request form.