Can you pressure wash fascia boards?


You may not be aware of your fascia board – until it starts looking tired and old as a result of a build up of dirt and mildew over a period of time.

The fascia board is a piece of timber used to attach your gutters. It may also be a support for the bottom row of tiles or slates on your roof it is there to:

  • Keep gutters in place.
  • Prevent water from penetrating the roof deck or into the house’s attic space.
  • Cover up the open ends of the rafters.

Fascia board cleaning is quite a tricky thing to do because of its position below the roof and also because dirt and mildew can be quite stubborn to shift but using a pressure washer can be a good option. Word of warning…you have to know what you are doing.

Can you pressure wash fascia boards?

The short answer to this is, yes you can, however removing mould from your fascia boards can be a whole different ball game as it is a lot more difficult to get rid of. It is vital that this is done however, as it will begin to rot the fascia boards if left unattended for too long.

Fascia board cleaning involves firstly soaking them with clean water and rinsing away debris and dirt before you start to pressure wash with detergent. It sounds simple but there are reasons why you may not want to do this yourself.

Will pressure washing cause damage to the property?

Doing this kind of pressure washing yourself isn’t recommended. For example if you use the wrong pressure you can easily cause damage and therefore it is best to hire a professional pressure washing service. Even if you successfully clean your fascia boards you can run the risk of causing damage to other areas such as the gutters themselves, or the roof. Plus you may have to get up close to clean them successfully which means working from the top of a ladder and that will add a risk of injury.

Why enlist the help of a professional?

A professional gutter cleaner will have the correct equipment to be able to deal with fascia board cleaning in such a way that it is both effective and safe. They will be able to tackle the stubborn areas that ordinary cleaning just cannot cope with. Not only that but as well as cleaning your fascia boards they will also, if you wish, be able to thoroughly service your guttering at the same time. When you book a professional cleaning company to do your fascia board cleaning, they will also be able to spot any damage, or other problems that may have occurred and you’ll be able to deal with them before they get any worse.

As you can see, fascia board cleaning needs to be done well, so why not enlist the help of one of our expert cleaning team who will be able to ensure that your fascia boards are cleaned to the highest standard? Find out more about our fascia and gutter cleaning service and contact us today for more information.

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