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 sterilized.
Compared with power washing, soft washing consumes only one-third of the water, lasts 4 – 6 times longer, and does not wear down or harm the surface like pressure washing.
Soft washing also beats power washing because it does more than simply clean your roof. The solvents utilized in our soft wash system don’t just clean — they penetrate, sanitize, and eliminate the root of the issue.
Treating your roof with soft washing is more like insect control – the mix of safe, eco-friendly chemicals ensure that the bacteria that create buildup are not just partly swept away, but totally eliminated.
Roof Cleaning and Beyond
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 also 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, deck or fence, break the cycle of harmful pressure washing and use an option that gets rid of the problem 100%.
Biodegradable, Eco-Friendly Chemicals in Soft Wash Solution
People can be afraid of the word “chemicals,” but it’s not such a dirty word. Everything is a chemical, even water (dihydrogen monoxide).
The chemicals used in soft washing aid in the break down of contaminants and infestations, so they can be quickly rinsed away. They do all the work without all the pressure. Our chemicals are water based, non-hazardous, and biodegradable. That mean they break down into carbon and water within twenty (20) days after they’re introduced into the environment, leaving no contaminants behind.
Why Choose Soft Washing?
There are a lot of reasons to pick soft washing over pressure or power washing. Here are the four best:
- Alternative to power washing
Pressure washing creates erosion and strips away materials that might have been loosened by decay or aging. It may be suitable for some projects and not others. For your roof, which offers the first line of defense for your home, power washing is an absolute no-no.
- It actually treats the infestation
Your house isn’t just dirty – it’s contaminated. Regular pressure washing merely gets rid of the outer layer of this growth. It does not solve the root of the issue, leaving your surface susceptible to contamination not long after power washing is completed.
- No damage from pressure
Poorly trained or unskilled pressure washers can cause serious damage to a roof or other surface, especially if it’s older to begin with.
- More eco-friendly cleaning option
Power washers utilize from 3 to 8 gallons of water per minute (gpm). In one hour of cleaning, a pressure washer can use from 180 gallons upwards to 480 gallons of water. Alternatively, soft washing just applies approximately 60 gallons of cleaning solution, which is comprised of about 40 gallons of water. Our powerful cleaning solution also lasts 4 – 6 times longer than pressure washing. That makes it more sustainable for the environment, and your wallet.
Interested in softwashing your home or property?
Call us today at 239-800-ROOF (7663) to schedule an appointment with one of our Soft Wash specialists.