Why You Should Get a House Wash

When it comes to selling your property, a thorough house wash can make a huge difference. It can also help you spot areas of moss, algae growth and missing shingles.

Cleaning services that charge per Labour Hours often include one-off deep cleans like Spring or Move Out Cleans in their pricing. For this reason, they need to be very thorough.


The roof is one of the most visible parts of your house. A clean looking roof is a good first impression. It is a good idea to wash the roof every 12-24 months, to prevent mould and premature wear of the paint.

A softwashing system is used to get the moss and lichen off the roof without damaging the surface. The moss and lichen is loosend from the shingles, then a chemical is applied to kill the unwanted growth. A biocide is then rinsed off the roof.

When finished, a walk around the house is done to check that all areas have been cleaned including behind barge boards, weather board, and inside window frames.


Gutters are an important part of a house’s drainage system. They prevent rainwater from accumulating on the roof and exterior walls, which can cause damage to them over time. However, they can get clogged with silt, debris, airborne seeds, grasses, bird and rodent faeces and rotting plant material.

Blocked gutters may also overflow during heavy rain, causing water damage to the property and staining walls, windows and doors. To remove these nasties, a gutter clean is essential to keep water flowing freely and avoid expensive water damage.

Unlike water blasting, which is often dangerous and requires specialised equipment and heights work training, gutter cleaning is generally done by hand with a hose and a brush. For a quick and easy gutter clean, you can hire one of the best cleaning companies in Auckland.


The walls of your home need to be cleaned regularly to avoid the build-up of dirt, mould and other contaminants. A professional house wash will clean the walls, including eaves, barge boards, gable ends, flashings, and all cladding. They will also wash the outside of doors, windows and exterior frame work. The cleaning process will leave your home looking fresh and new.

When washing your walls, it is important to take your time and use a soft chemical nozzle. This will ensure that the dirt and grime is removed without damaging the paint. Start by laying dry towels along the base of the wall to catch any excess water.

Once the walls are clean, use your sugar soap solution and scrub the surface of the wall. Make sure to rinse the sponge frequently and wipe away any soap residue or streaks. Once the wall is wiped down, dry it with a clean towel. Repeat the process on all areas of your wall until it is completely clean.


Simon and his team are known as one of Auckland’s best window cleaners. They are punctual and do a thorough job for sparkling windows inside and out. They clean both residential and commercial properties and are covered with public liability insurance.

NZ House Wash Company uses a time-tested method for washing windows that leaves them crystal clear without residue or missed spots. They can even combine a window cleaning with an exterior house wash for extra sparkle.

A great tip for saving time is to wash the porches, balustrades and weather boards first then rinse them off. This saves rinsing off the chemical solution when it is applied to the house.

You’ll enjoy your property much more when it is looking its very best. If you’re thinking of selling or just want to give your home a facelift, get in touch with NZ House Wash Company. You’ll be happy you did! Their services are competitively priced and their work is guaranteed.

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