How Often Should You Schedule Brick Softwashing?

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Softwashing is a great method for maintaining brick walls. However, homeowners wonder how often brick softwashing is needed. The short answer is it depends. Location, environmental conditions, and other factors influence the frequency of softwashing. In this guide, we’ll look at how often you should schedule brick softwashing.

  • Location.  In areas with high pollution and dust, brick walls typically need softwashing every 1-2 years. Brick walls in suburban or rural locations can usually be softwashed every 2-3 years.
  • Environmental Conditions. High humidity and frequent rainfall promote the growth of algae, moss, and mildew on brick walls. In such areas, softwashing may be needed every 1-2 years. In drier climates, however, brick walls typically only need soft washing every 2-3 years.
  • Shade and Sun Exposure. Brick in constant shade is susceptible to algae and mold growth. Softwashing is recommended every 1-2 years if your home is heavily shaded. Brick walls in direct sunlight accumulate less dirt and can be softwashed every 2-3 years.
  • Regular Inspections. We advise our clients to regularly inspect their walls for signs of dirt, stains, algae, mold, or mildew. Consider softwashing rather than waiting for a fixed schedule if you notice any of these issues. It’s advisable to consult with a professional softwashing service provider for an assessment. We can evaluate the condition of your brick walls and provide recommendations on the ideal frequency for softwashing.

The frequency of brick softwashing depends on location, environmental conditions, contamination levels, shade, and sunlight exposure. As a general guideline, you should softwash your brick walls every 1-3 years. We can conduct inspections and assessments to help you determine the best schedule to keep your brick walls clean, vibrant, and well-maintained, so give us a call today.