House Washing


Is the exterior of your home looking a little old and tired?  Let Shine-O  external house cleaning revitalise your external house surfaces and paintwork!  We provide a specialist soft-wash service to gently clean and give you a long-lasting cleaning result.  We use only high-quality biodegradable detergents and extremely low pressure to gently bring your home back to looking it’s best.  We remove:


  1. Mould and Mildew

  2. Dirt, Grime and Pollution

  3. Spider and insect mess

  4. Bat and Possum deposits

The results are amazing – a sparkling clean ‘new’ home

How Often is House Washing Recommended?


Obviously this depends on varying factors.  Being in SE Queensland, we have a sub-tropical climate, so regular mould removal is a major consideration.  Plus, the location of your home is important – for instance, if you live near a new housing estate, new building area, industrial estate or near a main road system with dust and pollution an issue, you may need to have a more regular house washing service.  Usually, it is recommended that it be cleaned every 12 to 24 months.

Why Is It So Important?

It’s just not how good your home is going to look – although that is important, too.  There are serious reasons to consider having external house cleaning done regularly.

• The Effects of Bat and Possum droppings:


Don’t we know what a nuisance these are!  And they stick like super-glue.  It’s important to have these removed as soon as possible as the acidity in bat and possum poo will eat into your external paint, cladding or Colourbond surfaces.  Once the acid has done it’s damage, it’s irreversible, and no amount of cleaning will fix the damaged surface.  All the more reason to have a regular house washing service!  If you have droppings in-between external house cleaning, for best results clean them off as soon as possible.  Use a bucket of warm soapy water and a good brush to wetten and soften it.  After that, leave it for a few minutes, then get into it with some good elbow grease!  Hose away any left-over debris that may drop onto other surfaces during cleaning so it doesn’t harden again in another spot.

• The ‘Care’ Factor!

Of course, if you are looking to place your home on the market, first impressions are hugely important.  Not only will a sparkling clean home look impressive from the very first look, but it may even increase the value of your property!  It shows prospective buyers you have the ‘care’ factor – if you’ve cared for the outside of your home, it follows that you’ve cared for all of it!
It also makes us feel good to have a nice clean home – we feel good – even if we’re not putting our home on the market we can be impressed with our very own ‘castle’.










The Effects of Mould:


In Queensland, as we know only too well, we have seriously high humidity accompanied by high temperatures for much of the year.  This breeds mould faster than rabbits multiply!  We are well informed of the dangers of mould to at-risk folk such as asthmatics and those with serious allergies.  In fact, it is no good for anybody to be exposed to mould spores for an extended period, and can cause serious damage to our health.  Another very good motivation to have that mould removed it that it eats away at the surfaces that it lives on.  For example, mould is excellent at breaking down and reducing dropped leaves and vegetation back to a basic organic state to it can be recycled by nature.  But that same mould can also eat away at your precious paintwork, causing irreparable damage to your precious and costly investment – your home.

Our Method to Remove Mould

Our detergents kill mould and fungus but will not harm vegetation – and most importantly they will not harm people or pets. Our cleaning solution sanitises all surfaces and kills microscopic mould spores, which is essential for hygiene and beneficial to asthmatics and those with allergies.

What Shine-O House Washing Services will do for you

The house washing itself is down to good old-fashioned hard work using good-quality cleaning solutions, a low-pressure washer, necessary to reach high parts of your home, and a soft broom to deliver a thorough but gentle clean to the external surfaces of your home. Our cleaning products or method of cleaning will not damage you, your paintwork, external surfaces or your plants or pets. What it will do if effectively remove all the unwanted mould and grime residues that build up over time. You will be amazed at how fresh your home will look!