Your Local Soft Washing Pros

Experience why homeowners in the Upstate and Pee Dee trust Softwash Pros USA to make their home sparkle

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Get the Best Looking Home on Your Block

Have an event coming up in your home and want it to look its best? Dealing with mold, mildew, moss, or algae on your siding or roof? Whether you want to bring your home, decks, or driveway back to life, Softwash Pros USA can help. We offer professional soft washing services that can restore the look of any part of your home’s exterior. And our special cleaning solutions do more than just improve your home’s appearance — we kill the moss, mildew, and algae to provide you with a healthier environment. But don’t take it from us... read what your neighbors in and around the Upstate are saying about our services

Here’s how it works: Tap on one of the buttons below to speak with a soft washing expert. We’ll find a time that works for your schedule. When it’s time for your soft washing project, we’ll show up on time and do the exact work you requested. During the project, if you have any questions, you’ll be able to speak directly with our owner. And when we’re done, we’ll walk you through the project and make sure you're thrilled before we go. 

Ready to hire the experts for your exterior house cleaning needs? Tap on one of the buttons below — and tell us what you need cleaned! 

Sanitize & Clean Community Service

We will sanitize and clean playground equipment at no cost for any playground and for any homes that have outdoor play equipment for their children


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Drone Cleaning Technology

We can now clean buildings that are 2-10 stories high, along with any roof type from the ground using Drone Cleaning Technology.

This means no ladders, quicker and more even cleans. We are proud to be the first company in South Carolina to offer this service. Contact us today for your first Drone Cleaning.

Soft Washing

At Softwash Pros USA, soft washing is our specialty. We make sure our cleaning lasts, killing the harmful contaminants on your home. This helps you save money in the long run, as our soft washing service will keep your home looking clean for much longer than the average pressure washing service. With our warranties, you get the peace of mind knowing we’ll return and re-clean if any spots come back. Above all else, we want to provide you with the best-looking home on your block! 

100% biodegradable solutions will never damage your home or surrounding vegetation 
3-5 year warranty that gives you a free re-clean if mold, mildew, moss, or algae returns 
"Don’t Pay Until It’s Clean" guarantee means you’re never risking your money when you invest in our services
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Curb Appeal

When selling your home, curb appeal can dramatically speed up the sale of your home and often for more money. We have a special package that will clean and brighten all of your outside surfaces such as roof, house, driveway, sidewalk, gutters, decks, patios and fences. Our 3 and 5 year warranties can be transferred to the new owner so they will not have to clean before the 3 or 5 year period ends. This can make your home look more attractive to potential buyers.

Click the get quote button and then select the Curb Appeal Special Bundle to get an instant quote.

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Surfaces We Clean

Our soft washing service will restore the look of various surfaces on your home. Take a look at the exterior surfaces we clean below: 

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House Washing

Restore your home’s curb appeal & bring it’s siding back to life

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Driveway & Walk Cleaning

Blast away long-lasting stains and rust from your sidewalk & driveway

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Roof Cleaning

Prevent an expensive roof replacement by keeping it clean & uncontaminated

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Deck & Patio Cleaning

Make your deck & patio look like-new & uplift the overall appearance of your property

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Gutter Brightening

Get rid of those hard-to-reach stains that are covering your gutters

Roof Cleaning Frequently Asked Questions

What are Those Ugly Black Streaks on My Roof?

Although these dark spots and ugly black streaks on your roof may look like dirt, mildew, soot, or mold, what they really are is algae. The most common type is known as gloeocapsa magma—also known as blue green algae. This algae growth usually begins as small spots and then eventually becomes visible streaks. By the time this algae is noticed by the homeowner, it has usually been on the roof at least two or more months.

Why does these algae appear to be black? Gloeocapsa forms a protective darkly pigmented outer coating that shields the algae from damaging UV rays. This is what makes those unattractive black streaks on your roof! Although algae can be found on all types of roofing, it tends to be most common on asphalt shingles.

Why do Shingles Get Algae?

Algae spores are airborne. They can be carried by wind, animals and even on your clothing. Because these spores are airborne, they can quickly spread from rooftop to rooftop in a neighborhood. Why does roof algae seem to be more common today that it was 20 years ago? Traditionally, asphalt shingles got their name from being made up of mainly asphalt—an oil-based product—and felt material.

To save money, most shingle manufacturers have switched to shingles containing asphalt but mostly made up of fillers such as fiberglass and crushed limestone, which encourages the growth of algae. These algae use the crushed limestone filler as a main food source.

Weather is a Factor in Algae Growth on Shingles

Coastal, warm, and humid climates tend to create the friendliest environments for algae growth, although the use of cheaper shingles has made algae growth a problem in almost every part of the United States. Even parts of the country that have cold winter seasons—such as the northeast or Midwest—still have problems with roof streaks caused by algae because they also experience hot and humid summers.

Often homes in algae prone areas will see roof algae on the north side of the house. Why? Because when the sun goes through the sky during the day, the northern part of your house’s roof is shaded for most of the day. This shade allows moisture to accumulate and provides the ideal environment for algae growth.

Gutters draining directly onto the roof and overhanging trees are also contributing factors for roof algae. A shady or damp surface also prevents the sun from drying the roof quickly, encouraging stuff to grow.

Is This Roof Algae Harmful or Dangerous?

Roof algae is not harmful or dangerous, but after some time, the algae can cause the protective UV granules that cover roofing shingles to begin to come off, eventually drying them out. Fungus—which also travels through the air—can combine with algae already present on your roof and form into lichen. This lichen feeds off both the algae and the shingle filler. Unlike algae, lichen can develop roots, which makes it harder to remove than algae alone.

How do You Get Rid of Black Streaks on Your Roof?

Roof algae can be removed by a  roof cleaning.

The important thing to know is that while an occasional cleaning should not harm your roof, doing it yourself may void any roof warranties or homeowner insurance policies you may have.

An internet search on how to clean black streaks on your roof will turn up several different homemade formulas as well as commercial brands for getting rid of roof algae.

Cleaning the Roof Yourself

If you decide to clean the roof yourself, never, ever use a power washer, even on its lowest setting. Not only is using a power washer pretty much guaranteed to void any roof warranties, it can damage shingles by causing the protective coating—or even the shingles themselves—to come off.

Cleaning your roof will require some preparation. Remove any lawn furniture and cover vegetation and landscaping. Overspray is inevitable, and even if the product you use is not considered toxic, the runoff from your roof can cause plenty of mess on the ground as well.

Check the weather forecast and plan on doing your cleaning on a cool or overcast day with little or no wind to reduce the chance of the spray going other places besides your roof. A cloudy or overcast day prevents the cleaner from evaporating too quickly.

If you know who manufactured your roofing shingles, check their website for specific cleaning recommendations or products. When using a commercially available roof-cleaning product make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions exactly.
Be sure to wear eye protection, slip resistant shoes, protective clothing, and rubber gloves. It is good to have a friend with you for safety’s sake and to easily give you any equipment you might need.

It is best to start at the top of the roof and spray down since spraying water up at your shingles can loosen them. Each strip of shingles that you clean should only be about 4 foot wide. Do not stand on the wet part of the roof while you are cleaning, because it will be very slippery. You might want to wear a fall-protection harness.
After wetting down the roof with the solution, allow it to remain there for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing. If you are on the roof at this time, it’s best not to walk around much since the combination of the roof algae and the solution can cause the shingles to be slick.

Once the mixture has been absorbed, rinse off the solution using a regular garden house. Make sure you go slowly and use even strokes. If not, you may end up with random dirty patches because you skipped over parts of your roof too quickly.

Why Hire A Professional To Clean Your Roof?

If you don’t want to climb around on a slippery roof or your shingle manufacturer will void your warranty if you try to clean your roof yourself, you should contact a professional roof cleaning service to get rid of those ugly black algae stains on your roof.

Softwash Pros USA is your local roof cleaning experts. We are a local Veteran and Family owned business and only use algae treatment products that are biodegradable and non-corrosive. We never power wash, but apply our eco-friendly treatment using a gentle “garden sprayer” that does not require any rinsing. We also do not walk around on your roof which protects your roof and our applicators. The result is a beautifully restored roof with no potential damage to people, pets, or property!
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Why the Upstate and Pee Dee of SC Trusts Softwash Pros USA

Softwash Pros USA is a veteran-owned and operated soft washing business serving home and business owners in the Upstate of South Carolina. Unlike our competitors, we use low-pressure cleaning instead of high-pressure cleaning — and our solutions actually kill the bacteria, meaning you won’t have to clean it as often. More than anything else, we want you to enjoy the feeling of owning a clean home that you can take pride in. You can see what your neighbors are saying on our verified reviews page!

Our Story: Softwash Pros USA was created by Rick and Dan. Rick is a US Army veteran and a business owner for 41 years. He has extensive experience in the cleaning industry. Dan is a design engineer and operated a pressure washing business for 11 years. He designs and builds our specialized cleaning systems. Our business is operated on Christian principals. We are specialists in safe, long-lasting, pressure-free cleaning for your roof, gutters, siding, fences, decks, concrete and more. Our services can save you time, money and energy, increase the value of your home, and even help keep you healthier. Our pledge to you is, “You Don’t Pay Until It’s Clean!”

Give us a call today or use our quick and easy free quote tool by tapping on one of the buttons below!

“Don’t Pay Until It's Clean" Guarantee

We don’t charge you until you accept the job as clean. With our warranties, we offer three levels of service depending on your needs. Two of our levels offer a warranty: one is for 3 years and the other is for 5 years. If there is any occurrence of the mold, mildew, black algae or moss, we will retreat at no cost! When you hire Softwash Pros USA, you get the peace of mind knowing you’re never risking your money investing in your home’s cleanliness.