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.

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What Our Customers' Say?

Sarah

Block Management

As a Block Manager I look for reliability, integrity and professionalism, Spectrum have not only gone above and beyond, they keep surprising us each time! Lucian is always willing to help, he has an incredible charisma and I can't thank him enough for the support he has provided us at HAUS! I look forward to continuing working with Spectrum, and wish them continuous success!

Alex

Facilities Manager

Spectrum used a ladder-less gutter cleaning system which was able to reach our gutters approximately 12m above the ground. The ladder-less gutter cleaning method meant we didn’t have to hire a cherry-picker or scaffolding, which would have been expensive and time-consuming to install and use. Spectrum staff were able to show us video recordings of the inside of the gutters during and after the clean, and also emailed the footage to us once the work was complete. Spectrum have been professional, polite and thorough in their work and I would highly recommend Spectrum for their gutter cleaning service.

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.

Neil

Property Manager

I am pleased to provide Lucian and his abseiling division at Spectrum with a reference for the Abseiling Services he has provided us with over the years. Lucian has conducted his business at Spectrum in a professional, honest and reliable manner. Lucian’s team have being efficient and very thorough in their work and I would happily recommend Spectrum for any of their abseiling services.

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.

Joe

Procurement Director

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

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.

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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