Do you ever think that you need a full external house wash? This can be hard to tell, especially if you’re spending most of your time at work or school.

Your home’s exterior is always exposed to different outdoor elements. And, we’re not just talking about sunlight here. Dust, dirt, debris, and other pesky contaminants can linger to nooks, crannies and flat surfaces. You may just notice it until someone from the family, a neighbour, or a visitor told you about it! It can be embarrassing, right?

You don’t have to be embarrassed. Fortunately, there are house washing companies in Brisbane that can help. But before you proceed to schedule an appointment, it’s best to know what you really need. Do you only have to get your roof cleaned? Are you experiencing gutter issues lately? Do you just want to get rid of tire marks on your driveway? Or, do you seek a full external house wash for general cleaning maintenance? When in doubt, check these telltale signs that will help you decide.


Do you see accumulated mould, moss, lichen on your roof? How about some black streaks that cover some areas? These are signs that roof cleaning should take place on your home as soon as possible.

These contaminants don’t only affect your curb appeal, but also pose some health hazards to your family. As for the black streaks, others call them “zebra stripes” because they look like dark, straight lines. If you see these on your roof, don’t wait further. Aside from compromising your roof’s quality, they can also eat away some areas of your roof. We don’t want that to happen. Lichen can eat away your paint if left unattended for a longer period. This causes irreversible damage that can only be resolved with a paint job, which can be more costly and time-consuming than a full external house wash.

Or sometimes, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Some roofs are neither covered with black streaks or mould. They just look dirty. If you can no longer remember when was the last time you climbed up the roof and did some thorough cleaning, now is the time to do it again.

Solar Panel

For homeowners who invest in energy-efficient appliances like solar panels, maintenance is also required. So if you have one at home, you might notice that your electricity bill strangely creeps up. While you may be using more electricity recently, dirty solar panels can also cause this to happen.

This is caused by dirt, bird droppings, grime buildup that blocks the sun rays from being absorbed by the system. Get rid of the hassle by opting for a roof cleaning service.


Only a few house washing companies in Brisbane also offer gutter cleaning. And if you’re not sure whether or not to include it in your full external house wash list, you better take a look at your gutters now.

Do you see some small pests and animals crawling around your gutters? Mice, squirrels, birds, and possums make use of debris in clogged gutters to form their tiny homes.

If it recently rained and your gutter instantly overflows, that’s a telltale sign that a full external house wash is necessary. Clogging, if left unattended, can turn into worse water damage. It can cost you more than hiring an exterior house washing company.

And of course, the most common sign has to do with growing plants. Do you see a small garden growing in your gutter? You definitely have to get it washed as soon as possible.


wall siding cleaning

Walls make up most of your exterior space. So if you think that it needs to be washed by a professional, don’t hesitate to contact the right company.

Other than that, you may notice that some nails on your cladding are popping out or turning rusty. Rusty nails can be a telltale sign that moisture damage occurs, which can sometimes leave dark streaks on your cladding.

And speaking of that, visible water stains also require thorough cleaning. Stagnant rainwater from your gutters can be the culprit of this.

Sometimes, you’ll know that a full external house wash is necessary when the walls turned dull, or it’s not as vibrant as it was.


Now, this is quite self-explanatory. You may notice some streaks on the glass or the frames, sills and corners of your windows have accumulated mould, dirt, and dust. If this is the case, hiring a professional exterior cleaning company is the way to go.

So, what makes a full external house wash necessary? Some houses in Brisbane have huge, multiple windows. Others can take longer to clean, depending on its design and structure. A professional can easily clean windows without any hassle.


Driveways are not an exception. You can include driveway cleaning in a full external house wash package under certain circumstances.

Do you see stains caused by oil and grease? Did you check the shaded areas in your driveway and they are mostly covered with mould and mildew? How about tire marks that seem to be an eyesore every time someone passes through your driveway?

If you’re having these issues, don’t delay to opt for a full external house wash.

Pool and Patio

pool and patio

Pools and patios are a wonderful combo. They can turn your house into a luxurious place. But, of course, both of them need consistent maintenance.

As you and your family have some fun, splashing water from the pool can seep into the concrete which can cause stains, discolouration and even mould buildup. If you notice any of these signs, or they simply turned dirty and dingy, you can call a professional cleaning company right away.


Mud and grass clippings can cause mould and mildew growth on your fence. Aside from affecting your curb appeal, these contaminants may also cause structural damage.

Or, it doesn’t have to be that severe. Your fence is simply dirty with dirt, grime, and of course, mould.

Can You Clean Your Home’s Exterior on Your Own?

Small areas can be cleaned by an individual. But if you spot three or more areas in your home’s exterior that need thorough cleaning, opt for a full external house wash.

Besides, there are a lot of perks when you simply hired a professional exterior house cleaning company. It’s definitely a total package. From the equipment to the cleaning solution to their proven skills and expertise, you’ll never go wrong.

So if you haven’t cleaned and washed most exterior areas in your house yet, reach out to the pros. And if you’re currently residing in Brisbane, House Washing Experts is here to help.

We use state-of-the-art technology to provide premium cleaning services for your needs. Our skilled team of professionals can work together to wash all areas in your home in the fastest, most efficient way. Save your time from the daunting clean-up and save money from costly repairs! We’re here to help you. You may reach out at 1300 927 433 or get a free house washing quote.