The Best Way To Clean Stucco

Stucco is a very popular exterior finish for homes, and has increased in popularity over the last few years.  Stucco is often a good choice for homeowners who are looking for a low maintenance material that finishes the exterior of their home with a crisp, clean appearance.  Although stucco requires very little maintenance, building professionals recommend that homeowners should clean their stucco exteriors approximately once a year.  If you are a homeowner who has a stucco finish on your home, then it is a wise decision to hire a professional cleaning team to properly clean the exterior of your home, when the time is right.

Stucco is defined as, “fine plaster that is used for coating wall surfaces”.  It is an appealing substance along the exterior of a home, because it is bright in color and is very uniform in design.  Stucco is a porous material that has a lot of texture.  Due to the fact that it is porous and textured, stucco can stain easily and it also acts like a magnet for dirt, grime, algae, and other substances that are visually distracting to the homeowner.  Also, because of its’ consistency, it can be easily damaged by hard pressure washing processes.

When professionals are cleaning the surface of a stucco covered home, they must use a special pressure washing techniques called soft-washing.  Soft washing is a process that involves an effective cleansing agent and the use of a soft water stream that will remove the cleaner, along with collected dirt and grime, and will prevent any damage from occurring to the stucco surface.  Soft washing machines have special wands on them that reduces the strength of the water, as it is spraying out of the wand’s end.

As a homeowner of a stucco covered home, you should ensure that the professionals that you work with, are using the soft washing process in order to clean your home thoroughly and safely.  Stucco covered homes clean up very nicely when the correct method is used for the cleaning process.  The results should be pleasing to you and should last for many months!

If you have stucco on your home and are unsure of how to clean it, feel free to contact us today!