About Us

Ocean Waves SoftWash is your solution for a broad range of outdoor cleaning services for your home or company. Our trained, fully insured, expert specialists ensure to get there on time in our branded, company trucks with the right tools to restore your property back to its original beauty.

Don’t waste time on a service that’s undependable and not reputable, and don’t let just anyone on your property. When you need expert exterior cleaning services you can trust and depend on us to do the job right. You can rely on Ocean Waves SoftWash.

Our professional technicians provide our exterior cleaning services to Selbyville, Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, Ocean View, White Creek Manor, Millville, Clarksville, Frankford, Roxana, Millsboro, Long Neck, Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Henlopen Acres, West Rehoboth, and Lewes in Delaware. We also provide services in Ocean City, West Ocean City, Berlin, Ocean Pines, Bishopville, Bishop, Whaleyville, Willards, Pittsville, Powellville, Parsonsburg, and Salisbury in Maryland.

Licensed and Insured Technicians

Don’t run the risk of hiring just anyone. The safety and security of your family and your property is crucial to Ocean Waves SoftWash. That’s why we use Ask the Seal – as an easy way to show our customers that we preserve correct licensing and insurance and that we perform criminal background checks on every employee we dispatch to your house or organization.

Anybody can tell you they are licensed and insured, or that they perform background checks, but Ask the Seal is an easy method for you to be able to confirm this.


Eco-Friendly Cleaning

As part of SoftWash Systems’ Good Stewards program, we believe and practice protocols and standards that are for more than simply compliance. We believe that we are stewards of the resources we’re entrusted with, including the land, water and air surrounding your property and around the globe.

Here are a couple of ways that our cleaning system technologies are more environmentally friendly than the other approaches:

  • Water Conservation – roughly 1/3 of the amount used for pressure washing
  • Water-based, Biodegradable Products
  • Low VOC (air irritants)
  • Limited or No Use of Fossil Fuels
  • 12 Volt & Solar Powered Electric Equipment
  • Longer Lasting Results = Less Consumed and Less Wasted

Eric Hemming grew up in Crofton, MD. He always had a dream of entrepreneurship. In 1998 at the age of 19, he started Ocean Waves a small mobile auto detailing company with $100 of detailing supplies, and working out of the trunk of his 1981 Pontiac. Eric also always dreamed of living at the beach, so in 2002 Ocean Waves stared over and moved to the new location in Fenwick Island, DE serving the Delaware & Maryland beach areas focusing on Fleet Washing.

From 2002-2010 Ocean Waves had a small residential exterior cleaning business, and a primary commercial Fleet washing business that provided washing for large fleets of truck for companies such as FedEx, Coca-Cola, Estes Express Way, Shore Transit county buses. In 2010 the great recession hit Ocean Waves hard with the loss of 70% of the commercial clients from cut backs, and moving to less cost with national account washing.

In 2011, Eric had a hard decision to make, go full time at UPS with a steady, well paying job, or to follow his dreams. With the last $4,500 check that come into the company from the last commercial contract, Ocean Waves went “all in” with the revolutionary new SoftWash Systems. Ocean Waves rebranded the company as Ocean Waves SoftWash, focusing on SoftWashing unique safe, long lasting cleaning systems to bring value to their residential & commercial clients.

Today, after more than 20 years of hard work, over $150,000 in equipment investments, 1,000’s of hours of continuous training, many failures, and even more successes, Eric never gave up, moved forward, and his dreams are starting to come to reality! Ocean Waves SoftWash has grown to over six all-star employees in peak season, Five vehicles (three work trucks, one trailer & one sales vehicle) & outstanding long lasting quality washing & 5 star reputation & service. Eric lives with his wife and two young kids just outside of Fenwick island off of route 54. Ocean Waves SoftWash goal is to provide the greatest service experience, and to be the last exterior contractor you will ever have to hire!

Our Services

Pressure Washing

Concrete Cleaning

House Washing

Deck & Fence Cleaning

Gutter Cleaning

Roof Cleaning

Soft Washing

Residential Exterior Cleaning

Commercial Exterior Cleaning

Multi-Unit Exterior Cleaning

Contact Us

37232 Lighthouse Rd Unit 103, Selbyville, DE 19975


Our Reviews

Ocean Waves Soft Wash did a fantastic job washing my 2 story home. I highly recommend them. Their cleaning included doing our deck, patio, and outdoor furniture on them — the deck and furniture was so well done they looked like new. This was so much better than high-pressure washing. Hire them and you I’ll be pleased.

Barry Watson

“Brandon and his assistant were on time, wearing a mask and extremely polite. We went over the work to be performed and walked around the house looking for any potential issues or concerns. They taped up the door bell and the key lock on the door. Their work was meticulous and and their attention to detail was second to none. I would highly recommend Ocean Waves Soft Wash and their experience team of technicians. You can count on me using Ocean Waves Soft Wash in the spring.”

Michael Livingston

“After needing to reschedule twice, Due to birds nests in our columns, we finally were able to get our home done. It looks beautiful & amazing! So happy we did this. Very professional, very accommodating & understanding to our need to cancel original appts. I would recommend them to anyone. The technician, Riley, was polite, professional, & thorough.”

Helyne Cefalu