Softwashing exterior stonework using low pressure for delicate cleaning and powerful results.

Whether your homes building exterior is delicate sandstone, cladding or rough castine, the build up of air pollution carbon staining, bio build up from moss & algae and general weather can lead to your homesexterior becoming dirty. Taking away from the visual appeal of your home and potentially damaging the exterior stonework.

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Softwashing DOFF Cleaning exterior stonework on a sandstone building in Glasgow

In recent years, the warmer winter weather in Glasgow and indeed the central belt of Scotland has allowed algae, moss and other organic matter a larger growth window and they have truly taken advantage of this. Combined with increasing city traffic polution, the exterior of buildings have become more and more dirty thanks to an increase of pollutants, moss and algae. This has all left residential and commercial properties looking tired and stained.

Softwashing is the solution for exterior building cleaning

Softwashing is a safe and efficient method of cleaning a buildings exterior stonework, classing and rough casting surfaces (as well as roof cleaning). Softwashing can be used for:

  • Roof Cleaning
  • Roughcasting
  • Sandstone
  • Granite
  • Brick
  • Cladding
  • Block Paved Driveways
  • Decking
  • Tarmac
  • Fances
  • Patios

Softwashing can actually be used on prettymuch all exterior walls and surfaces.

How does softwashing work?

Softwshing is a cleanign method that we can use that involves low pressure and eco friendly cleaning solutions with our DOFF Super Heated Steam Cleaning system. Softwashing can be used to remove:

  • Bacteria
  • Algae
  • Fungis
  • Moss
  • Organic stains
  • Carbon Staining
  • Salt Staining
  • Mildew

Is softwashing like pressure washing?

No. Pressure washing is as the name suggests a high pressure system that is very destructive. Softwashing is actually named to specifically differentiate itself from pressure washing. You can read about the differences between softwashing and pressure washing here.

Where do you cover for softwashing exterior buildings?

Based in Glasgow, we cover the central belt of Scotland for all softwashing exterior stonework. For over 30 years, we have grown to become one of the leading cleaning specialist firms in Scotland. From difficult access roof cleaning to high risk confined space cleaning and biohazard cleaning services. Our reputation for all forms of cleaning services has seen us become a leader in our field where we constantly reinvest in our team, our equipment and our service so that we can constantly stay one step ahead of our competitors.

If you would like to know more about softwashing and cleaning your properties exterior walls, please contact our Glasgow head office by calling 0141 370 4038 or email

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Balmore Softwashing services covering the central belt of Scotland