• Soft Washing Is A Method Of Exterior Cleaning Which Is Known For Cleaning Algae, Mold, and Mildew

    Soft Washing Service FAQ

    Soft washing is known for it's ability to remove algae, mold, mildew and dirt from exterior surfaces that wouldn't have been able to be cleaned otherwise.

    A using the soft wash methodcan be used to clean very delicate surfaces such as Dry-Vit. Dry-vit is a very delicate surface so pressure washing a surface like this is simply not an option because it will cause damage.

    The process works by using a low pressure chemical pump to apply the soft washing cleaning chemicals and then after a 10-15 dwell time, the cleaning solution is thoroughly rinsed off leaving behind a perfectly clean surface.

    What Chemicals Are Used For Soft Washing?

    Generally soft washing chemicals consist of two parts. The first part is Algicide, this is the part that kills algae, mold, and mildew. It is also great for removing wasps' nests and spider websites. The most common algicide using in professional soft washing is Sodium Hypochlorite.

    The second part of the soft washing solution is the surfactant. This part of the soft washing solution serves many purposes; it allows the algicide to cling to the surface for much longer, keeps the surface wet for longer, and clings to all of the dirt and loose particles on the surface.

    At the start of the rinsing process, the surfactant will make it much easier for the bugs, dirt, and cobwebs and rinse away without stubbornly clinging to the walls.

    How Do You Apply The Soft Washing Solution?

    There are many different ways to apply soft wash solution. The most common method for applying soft washing solution is through a down stream injector and a pressure washer. This is the most simple setup for soft washing. Many people refer to the use of a down stream injector as "down streaming".

    The other popular method is to use a soft wash pump and metering valves. There are many different styles of soft wash pumps including 12v systems, gas systems, air diaphragm pumps.
    Posted: Thursday 30 May 2024
  • Is soft washing safe for your roof?
    Yes, the soft wash is not only safe for your roof it actually helps your roof and can extend the lifetime of your roof. Some homeowners will even ask to apply a roof sealer after the cleaning process to help the shingles last even longer.

    Cleaning your roof kills the algae, mold, and bacteria that have grown and built colonies within the porous material of the shingles.

    Is Roof Cleaning soft washing safe for plants?
    When cleaning a roof it is very important to protect the plants ensure that the cleaning chemical does not come in direct contact with plants.

    Our roof cleaning process includes procedures to protect plants like bagging gutters and thorough watering before and after. We also apply a neutralizer to the plants before and after to prevent causing any damage.

    Roof cleaning should only be performed by trained professionals as it can cause damages to plants if not used safely and correctly

    How Much Does It Cost To Wash A Roof?
    The average cost to wash a roof will vary based on the number of stories your house is as well as how large the overall roof is. However, the average price range we see for roof cleaning services is $500 on the low end and $1,500 on the high end. This price is for a full standard professional soft wash with a 1-year warranty. 

    How to clean a shingle roof without using high pressure
    As we covered previously in this post, professional roof cleaning is done using the soft washing process with is the opposite of pressure washing. Pressure washing can cause serious harm to the surface of your roof as it blows away the granules that make the roof waterproof.

    Pressure washing should never be used on a roof or any other surface of your house. Not only does pressure washing cause serious harm to your roof, but it will also void the warranty in many cases which mean that you will have to pay out of pocket to have it replaced.
    Posted: Tuesday 18 July 2023
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