- Soft Washing
Soft washing is the use of water-based, biodegradable chemicals to break down dirt and grime, get rid of bug nests and webs, kill mold, mildew, algae and bacteria – leaving the surface clean and sanitized.
Soft washing uses just one-third of the water that pressure or power washing does, lasts 4 - 6 times longer, and doesn't wear down or harm the surface like power washing often can. Soft washing also does far more than pressure washing because it does more than simply clean. The products utilized in the SoftWash System do not just clean; they penetrate, sanitize, and get rid of the root of the problem.
Treating your roof or any exterior surface with soft washing is more like pest control – the mix of safe, biodegradable chemicals guarantee that the microorganisms that cause buildup are not just partly swept away, but removed entirely.
Roof Cleaning and More
Soft washing can be performed on a plethora of surfaces where algae and bacteria grow. The same bacterium that causes black streaks on roofs can likewise grow on:
- Vinyl Siding
- And more…
If you're trying to find a method to get rid of what's cultivating on the surface of your roof, siding, concrete, deck or fence, etc,break the cycle of annoying power washing and use an option that can eliminate the issue 100%.
Environmentally Friendly, Biodegradable Chemicals in SoftWash
Oftentimes, individuals are scared of the word "chemicals," but it's actually not such a dirty word. Everything is a chemical, even water (hydrogen dioxide).
The chemicals used 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.
We also use a special chemical called "Plant Wash" which we use after completing every job when working around landscaping. Plant Wash is a landscaping fortifier that neutralizes any chemicals that may come in contact with surrounding plants. It adds vital nutrients at the base of the plants, helping beneficial bacteria repopulate the soil. Along with thorough rinsing with clean water before, during, and after the cleaning, Plant Wash is used as a final rinse to make absolutely sure every step has been taken to protect the customer’s landscape. Plant Wash is 100% biodegradable, non-hazardous, and water based. Almost every other exterior cleaning company just rinses with water upon completion, if anything at all. Rinsing with water alone DOES NOT protect plants from chemical damage. We guarantee full replacement of any plants if damaged by our process.
4 Main Reasons to Soft Wash
There are plenty of reasons to choose soft washing over pressure or power washing, however here are our biggest reasons:
- Substitute for pressure washing
Power washing creates erosion and strips away materials that may have been loosened by decay or aging. It might be appropriate for some jobs and not others.
- It actually treats the infestation
Your home or business isn't only dirty – it's contaminated. Normal pressure washing only removes the outer layer of this biomass and does not resolve the root of the problem, leaving your surface vulnerable again not long after power washing is completed.
- No damage from pressure
Inadequately trained or unskilled pressure washers can cause serious damage to a roof or other surfaces, especially if it's older to begin with.
- More eco-friendly cleaning option
Power washers use from 3 to 8 gallons of water per minute (gpm). In one hour of washing a pressure washer can utilize from 180 gallons upwards to 480 gallons of water. Conversely, soft washing only uses approximately 60 gallons of cleaning solution, which is comprised of about 40 gallons of water.
The cleaning solution is so effective that it lasts 4 – 6 times longer than power washing, making it more sustainable for the environment and your wallet.
Interested in soft washing your home or property?
Call us today at 419-787-0199 to schedule an appointment with one of our SoftWash specialists.