- 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 sterilized.
Soft washing consumes just one-third of the water that pressure or power washing does, lasts 4 - 6 times longer, and does not wear down or harm the surface like power washing frequently can. Soft washing also does so much 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, sanitize, and completely remove the root of the issue.
Treating your roof with soft washing is more like insect control – the combination of safe, biodegradable chemicals guarantee that the bacteria that cause buildup are not just partly swept away, but eradicated totally.
Roof Cleaning and Beyond
Soft washing can be performed on a wide variety 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 way eliminate what's growing on the surface of your roof, deck or fence, break the cycle of bothersome pressure washing and use a solution that can eradicate the problem 100%.
Environmentally Friendly, Biodegradable Chemicals in SoftWash
Oftentimes, individuals are afraid of the word "chemicals," however 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 washed 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 Main Reasons to Use Soft Washing
There are a lot of reasons to select soft washing over pressure or power washing, however here are our biggest reasons:
- Alternative to power washing
Power washing creates erosion and strips away materials that might have been loosened up by decomposition or aging. It may be suitable for some jobs and not others.
- It actually treats the infestation
Your property isn't only dirty – it's infected. Regular pressure washing only gets rid of the outer layer of this growth and doesn't resolve the root of the problem, leaving your surface susceptible again not long after pressure washing is completed.
- No damage from pressure
Poorly trained or inexperienced pressure washers can cause severe damage to a roof or other surfaces, particularly if it's older to start with.
- More eco-friendly cleaning method
Pressure 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. Alternatively, soft washing just uses approximately 60 gallons of cleaning solution, which consists 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 386.450.0917 to schedule an appointment with one of our SoftWash specialists.