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Softwash Cleaning

Softwash Cleaning in Devon and Cornwall.

Render Cleaning




Algae Removal


Low Pressure Cleaning

Render cleaning is a chemical cleaning process designed to kill Mildew, Fungi, Algae (red, green & black) and other contaminants growing on the exterior of buildings.

Weather pollution can change the appearance of your property. Traditionally buildings were pressure washed and repainted to remove stains caused by these contaminants. However, the results often varied and did not provide a sustainable approach to improving appearances, or slowing down re-growth. Pressure washing doesn’t actually remove the spores from the microstructure. The pressure of water actually feeds organic growth and algae will re-appear in a short period. It can also affect structural renders and finishes due to the high pressure involved. Clear and Clean only use safe low pressure to clean render.

With softwashing a chemical is used to kill organic growth deep within the outer surface. Softwashing has become an effective way to treat and clean any organic growth when applied by a fully trained professional render cleaner.

Sanitising the exterior of your property can add so many benefits:

  • Restore your render.
  • Help prevent damage caused by organic growth.
  • Reduce the risk of damp patches.
  • Add selling power.
  • Improve the look of you property.

New buildings can suffer massively from organic growth. The earlier you treat your render the easier it is to remove. Softwashing gently removes organic growth using chemicals or steam. Unfortunately if left these spore growths can cause staining to walls which will need additional cleaning for stubborn areas we will aid our cleaning by using Hot Steam. Our Mazzoni Hot Box can reach temperatures up to 150c with the pressure as low as 60 bar.

Length of clean time on your property depends on what:


  • Surface is being treated.
  • Local environment .
  • How skilled and knowledgeable your choice of contractor is.

We do not Pressure Wash walls. Our render cleaning is a low pressure clean gentle on your exterior.Pressure washing walls can cause damage to your render.

Using cleaners who are not compliant and knowledgeable in the methods of softwashing has beenproven to be a costly mistake.

Clear and Clean are fully compliant in the methods of softwashing, compliant with chemicals and fully insured.

Sanitising prior to painting :

Paint can cover the visible signs of algae on the surface, but doesn’t kill the live spores spreading on your render.

Painting direct over untreated render won’t solve your organic growth problems.

You can expect to see viable signs of algae spreading through the newly painted walls within months.

Before painting it’s essential to treat the render, killing all organic growth, sanitising the render prior to painting.

This will reduce the organic matter spreading on your newly painted walls.

A softwash low pressure chemical treatment will aid your painted render to last longer.

Once your property has been cleaned using a professional exterior cleaning company you can enjoy A fully restored property with pollutants moss and algae fully removed.

Our Services

We are always looking to help you keep your property in top condition. Contact us today for a free, no obligation quote. We offer our services to the whole of Devon and Cornwall and they include the following:

Render Cleaning

We offer our services to the whole of Devon and Cornwall and they include the following.

Pressure Washing

We have both van & trailer mounted pressure washers. Along side with our low pressure cleaning.

Softwash Cleaning

Soft washing is a low pressure cleaning process commonly used to safely treat and remove organic matter.

After Care & Maintenance

Render needs to be maintained to keep it free from organic growth. Clear and Clean can help!

Steam Cleaning

Providing environmentally friendly restoration cleaning. Steam reduces reliance on chemicals.

Window Cleaning

We offer this service both commercial and domestic. All cleaning is undertaken using our reach and wash system.

uPVC Cleaning

Using the services of Clear and Clean, based in Plymouth, you will be provided with a safe and effective clean of your uPVC.

Roof Cleaning

Many roofs are effected from Algae, Lichen and Moss. We remove and applicate a biocide treatment.

Gutter Cleaning

We have many years of gutter cleaning experience to offer. We are fully trained with iPAF powered access. Fully trained to work at heights safely.

Commercial Cleaning

We have many years of commercial cleaning experience to offer. We are fully trained with iPAF powered access. Fully trained to work at heights safely.

Conservatory Cleaning

Adding a conservatory to any property is a big investment. Keeping your conservatory clean and algae free can be difficult.

Driveway Cleaning

Clear and Clean offer high quality, professional cleaning for all forms of driveways, with over 30 years’ experience to give you the best results.

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Clear and Clean SW,
22 Derwent Avenue,