Why Soft Washing is a Must for Churches

Written by: Julie Keating

When it comes to property maintenance, there is no greater bang for your buck than power washing, and the same applies to churches. Churches are the cornerstone of many communities and those who belong, take pride in their appearance. It is also important that the area surrounding the church be safe for pedestrians. Soft washing for churches, however, is not a job that every company can handle. These are reasons why you should contact Sunshine SoftWash & Windows to clean up your parish.


As a church ages, grime, pollutants, and dirt can start to dull the beauty of the exterior of it. Soft washing, if done correctly, can effectively remove dirt and debris build-up and help to restore its original exterior beauty.


Regular soft washing can help to prevent substances like algae, mildew, and mold, which can ultimately lead to structural damage to the building. Churches are a large part of the heritage of the community, therefore, it is necessary to remove those contaminants that can lead to stains and harm to a church’s exterior materials.

Curb Side Appeal

Churches are a tradition, and, as such, they should be honored for the significance for which they stand. Soft washing will help to increase a church’s overall appearance and make the curbside more appealing. When you remove stains, dirt, and debris to uncover the beauty underneath, everyone can take pride in its appearance.


As with any property, it is important to maintain sidewalks, driveways, and entryways. When you allow dirt, algae, and grime to sit unaddressed, it can lead to slippery conditions. That can put parish members and passersby in danger. Make sure to soft wash areas like concrete and any walkways where people have the right to walk safely.

Preparation for Maintenance

Another part of having pride in the appearance of a church is making sure to do regular and seasonal maintenance. Before you do things like paint the exterior or stain any fence around the church, make sure to soft wash and remove the dirt and grime from exterior surfaces. By making sure that you start with a fresh surface, you can rest assured knowing the paint job will look smoother and last longer. 

Environmentally Safe

When you use a reputable business, the chemicals that they use for soft washing are environmentally friendly. The agents used to remove dirt, debris, and mold not only work; they are safe for everyone. When you hire the right company, you can also be confident that they will know what type of washing and chemicals to use. 

Historical Preservation

Churches usually have ornamental design and historical significance that you want to preserve. By soft washing, you can reduce the risk that pollutants and mold can do damage to the exterior. By using the appropriate type of soft wash, you can also lessen the risk of damaging the beautiful artisan and architecture.

Churches are an important part of a community and history. The best way to keep them looking great is to have them washed regularly. It is not only important to protect the beautiful architecture and artisan craftsmanship; it is essential to reduce the risk of a slip and fall accident when washed from roof to sidewalk. At Sunshine SoftWash & Windows, we have the experience and skill to ensure that your church is handled with care. Contact us today to get started.

Church Clients We Serve in the Aiken Area:

  • Grace Episcopal Church  
  • Cumberland A&E Church
  • Highland Pines Baptist Church