There are green streaks on my fence, now what?

Soft Washing

January 18, 2019

You’re hanging around outside, maybe gardening or laying on your deck, when your fence catches your eye. “Huh,” you think to yourself. “That’s looking a little green.”

It happens to the best of us. Given enough time and exposure to the elements, nearly all outdoor surfaces will begin to grow some type of green or black streaks on them. These are types of mold and mildew, completely natural, but also unsightly and—to be honest—kind of gross. They also make our homes and businesses look unkempt.

If you’ve noticed green streaks on your fences, you’re probably wondering what the next step is. Well, the answer is soft washing.

How to remove mold and mildew from your fence

Using a soft washing method, you can easily kill mold and mildew on fences. By using a gentle spray of proprietary cleaning solutions, soft washing cleans any exterior components, like fences, concrete features, sidewalks, and light fixtures. Soft washing is also a great option for cleaning mold from sidings and roofs. Find an experienced exterior cleaning company who specializes in soft washing and they can help you get your outdoor surfaces looking brand new again.

Soft washing works so well because its method is killing the mold via cleaners, rather than the popular method of pressure washing, which simply blasts the surface. That means it will return much quicker than if you had soft washing done.

But, soft washing kills the algae and treats it like a pest not a stain, by killing it down to the root. This method lasts four to six times longer than pressure washing.

That’s why if you’re noticing green streaks on your fence, you’ll want to choose soft washing to get rid of the algae!

Want to learn more? Read our frequently asked questions to find out how soft washing works.