Grubby soffits and fascia boards can make the exterior of your home look unloved, but cleaning them is a fairly easy job to do. If you have one, a pressure washer makes light work of shifting the dirt but, if you don’t, a garden hose will suffice.
How do you clean soffits and fascias?
Start by mixing half a cup of washing-up liquid or detergent to two gallons of warm water in a bucket. To help kill mildew, add two tablespoons of bleach and mix.
Carefully prop up a ladder in a secure position where you can ideally reach both your soffit and fascia, so you can clean them at the same time. Scrub the surfaces well with a sponge, then use the hose or pressure washer to rinse away the detergent.
How do you get mould out of soffits and fascias?
If your soffits and fascias are mouldy it can cause them to rot. What’s more, it can even contribute to your roof’s timber rotting. To remove it, mix three parts bleach to one part warm water per gallon in a bucket. One bucket is enough to cover 30 to 50 square feet. Use a stiff brush to scrub the affected areas with the bleach solution.
Once clean, if you notice the paintwork on your wooden soffits and fascias is peeling or cracked, take the opportunity to sand them down and give them a fresh lick of paint.