Pressure Washing your home

Reasons We Use  sodium hypochlorite when Pressure Washing Your Home

We’ll start this blog out by saying that there are many ways to clean your home and you should always take the manufacturer’s instructions into consideration. We’re reaching the time of year here in Charlotte when everyone is concentrating on preparing their home for winter. Making sure it’s clean is one of the best ways to prepare your home.

We understand that you have probably done a lot of online research and read that you should never pressure wash or use bleach on the exterior of your home. We wanted to take the time today to talk about the actuality of using bleach to clean mildew and algae off of your home and other exterior structures.

The Active Ingredient in Bleach

Hypochlorite is the active ingredient in bleach. You can use it for cleaning stains out of clothing, making fabrics white again, keeping the swimming pool clean, and disinfecting things. Hypochlorite is found in our tap water, and is safe for the environment as well.

Environmentally Safe?

This is where a lot of people get hung up on bleach. They know that it can kill plants and that in large quantities or in the wrong hands it can be dangerous. Those are the key things to keep in mind – large quantities and in the wrong hands. Remember, too much of anything, regardless of how good, can be a bad thing. Everything should be used in moderation and by someone who is trained to do so.

So yes, bleach, or sodium hypochlorite, is safe to use on many types of siding, concrete, and other things that need to be cleaned. Bleach does more than clean though; it also disinfects and kills mildew and algae. This makes it very beneficial to the cleaning and protection of your siding, sidewalk, privacy fence, deck, and many other areas.

Sodium hypochlorite with the best Surfactants and Pressure Washing Go Hand in Hand

As with all cleaning products and methods, there’s a right way and a wrong way.. The addition of bleach removes mold, mildew and algae, and prevents them from returning.

We have cleaned many homes in the greater Charlotte area with great success. All of our customers are very pleased with our services, and many call us year after year to clean the exterior of their homes.

The bottom line is – bleach and power washing go hand in hand when they’re properly used in unison. The bleach cleans and disinfects while the water rinses away all traces of mold, mildew, and algae. Dave Mac’s Power Washing Service provides power washing services to all homeowners and commercial property owners in the greater Charlotte area. Give us a call at 704-321-0123 to schedule an appointment or discuss the cleaning methods we use.


This article was approved by Dave Mac