What is Soft Washing??
Soft washing is a cleaning method using low pressure
and specialized solutions (typically bleach, water, and
sometimes a surfactant) to safely remove mildew
bacteria, algae and other organic stains from roofs and
other building exteriors. It is so named to differentiate
the method from power washing. The Asphalt Roofing
Manufacturers Association recommends low-pressure
bleach or detergent assisted washing as the preferred
method for cleaning asphalt roofs in order to prevent
damage to the shingles.
Soft washing is using an electric agricultural sprayer to
apply a water-based, biodegradable disinfecting
cleaning solution to kill the mold, mildew, bacteria,algae
fungus, moss and more on exterior home and building
Soft washing Equipment is distinctly different than
power and pressure washing equipment. The electric
diaphragm pump applies the cleaning solution at 40-80
PSI. The equipment used for soft washing may also have
telescoping handles so that the cleaning solution can
easily reach roof eaves, upper story windows, and other
such areas, without this added pressure.
Benefits of Soft Washing
Did you know that most of the dirt on your siding is
either living or carbon? If your home gets washed using
pressure you may get some of the webs and bulky green
stuff off, but the living organism that cause the problem
could be left behind. Over the next couple of months that
organism may grow back and continue to spread. After
a couple of years, if left untreated, the whole side of your
home will be covered with green moldy growth. The key
to properly cleaning any structure is having the right
soap mixture detergent and sodium hypochlorite. If you
are using the right mixture, the cleaning will last 4-6
times longer, your home will appear much cleaner, and
we will ultimately use less water than traditional power
washing methods. The soft wash process is one of the
best ways to safely and effectively clean your siding!
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