- Soft Washing
Soft washing is the use of water-based, biodegradable chemicals to break down dirt and grime, remove bug nests and webs, kill mold, mildew, algae and bacteria – leaving the surface clean and sanitized.
Soft washing consumes only one-third of the water that pressure or power washing does, lasts 4 - 6 times longer, and does not erode or damage the surface like power washing often can. Soft washing also does far more than pressure washing because it does more than just clean your roof. The products utilized in the SoftWash System do not simply tidy; they penetrate, sterilize, and eliminate the root of the problem.
Treating your roof with soft washing is more like pest control – the combination of safe, biodegradable chemicals ensure that the bacteria that cause buildup are not just partially swept away, but removed entirely.
Roof Cleaning and Beyond
Soft washing can be performed on a multitude of surfaces where algae and bacteria grow. The same bacterium that causes black streaks on roofs can also grow on:
- Vinyl Siding
- And more…
If you're searching for a way to get rid of what's cultivating on the surface of your roof, deck or fence, break the cycle of annoying pressure washing and use a solution that can eradicate the problem 100%.
Biodegradable, Environmentally Friendly Chemicals in SoftWash
Oftentimes, people are scared of the word "chemicals," but it's truly not such a dirty word. In reality, everything is a chemical, even water (hydrogen dioxide).
The chemicals utilized in soft washing help break down contaminants and infestations, so they can be quickly rinsed away. They do all the work without all the pressure. Our chemicals are water based, ship non-hazardous, and are biodegradable, meaning they break down into carbon and water within twenty (20) days after their introduction into the environment; leaving no contaminants behind.
4 Reasons to Use Soft Washing
There are a lot of reasons to pick soft washing over pressure or power washing, but here are our biggest reasons:
- Substitute for power washing
Power washing creates erosion and strips away materials that may have been loosened by decay or aging. It might be appropriate for some tasks and not others.
- It actually treats the infestation
Your house isn't only dirty – it's contaminated. Typical pressure washing merely gets rid of the outer layer of this growth and doesn't resolve the root of the problem, leaving your surface vulnerable again not long after pressure washing is completed.
- No damage from pressure
Poorly trained or unskilled pressure washers can cause severe damage to a roof or other surfaces, particularly if it's older to begin with.
- More sustainable cleaning option
Power washers use from 3 to 8 gallons of water per minute (gpm). In one hour of cleaning a power washer can utilize from 180 gallons upwards to 480 gallons of water. Conversely, soft washing only applies approximately 60 gallons of cleaning solution, which is comprised of about 40 gallons of water.
The cleaning solution is so powerful that it lasts 4 – 6 times longer than power washing, making it more viable for the environment and your wallet.
Interested in soft washing your home or property?
Call us today at 850.502.6404 to schedule an appointment with one of our soft wash specialists.