Keeping your house looking great from the outside is a key part of home maintenance – find out how to clean fascia’s and soffits here.
Keeping your home clean and tidy is a daily chore for most of us, but how often do you think about the outside of your house? Take a moment to check out your house’s gutters, soffits, and fascia’s; you’ll probably notice they are long overdue for a clean-up! We would recommend that these are checked and maintained in Spring and Autumn,
If you want to find out how to clean fascia’s and soffits, we’ve shared everything you need in this handy guide – check it out now!
Fascia’s and soffits are the parts of the roof that meet your house, giving a clean finish and helping to keep your home looking tidy. Timber fascia’s, or uPVC fascia boards, run along your roof edge and work to hold your gutters in place. The soffits, or soffit boards, are installed on the bottom of the fascia’s and can be seen when you look up the roof.
Soffit boards are designed to keep the area ventilated while providing a clean finish and helping to prevent condensation from forming in your roof space.
Now you’ve stopped to look at the condition of your fascia’s and soffits; you will probably be itching to start cleaning them. We’ve shared some simple instructions that you can follow to clean fascia’s and soffits:
If you find that you have mould or mildew on your facia board and soffits, then you will need to adjust your detergent mix so you can then use to scrub the areas that have mould patches on.
Take your time to do this, as the mould will regrow if you don’t manage to get it all removed the first time around. Remember never to use a dripping sponge or pressure washer to apply bleach, as it can get in your eyes and damage the areas it lands on. Instead, dip a hard brush into the mix a small way before applying, adding more as you work to avoid drips and sprays.
There is no shame in deciding that facia and soffit cleaning, or a gutter clean is something you want to pass on, and a number of great window cleaning and general maintenance companies can do this for you. In fact, many people choose to pass on the job of cleaning soffits and fascia’s to professionals for a wide variety of reasons, including:
If you have decided that you want to use a specialist, it is important to find a reliable and trustworthy professional that can do the job to a high standard. You should ensure they have the right insurance, experience, and qualifications.
Furthermore, getting a few quotes to compare prices and services is a good idea. Once you have chosen the right company, you can rest assured that your fascia’s and soffits will be professionally cleaned, and you can enjoy their improved look. Then take the time to find a company with experience in fascia and soffit cleaning and ask for a quote.
Don’t be afraid to ask any questions you may have about getting your fascia’s and soffits cleaned, as the best companies will always take time to answer your questions fully. However, you decide to clean your fascia’s and soffits, you can look forward to noticing a real difference in how clean your home exterior will look – arrange your cleaning solution today!
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