- Soft Washing
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.
Soft washing uses 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 often can. Soft washing also does so much more than pressure washing because it does more than simply clean your roof. Unlike traditional power washing, the products used in the SoftWash System do not just tidy; they penetrate, sanitize, and get rid of the root of the problem.
Treating your roof with soft washing is more like pest control – the combination of safe, biodegradable chemicals ensure that the microorganisms that cause buildup are not just partly swept away, but eradicated completely.
Roof Cleaning and Beyond
Soft washing can be carried out on a multitude 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 searching for a way to get rid of what's cultivating on the surface of your roof, deck or fence, break the cycle of irritating power washing and use a service that can eliminate the problem 100%.
Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable Chemicals in SoftWash
Oftentimes, people are scared of the word "chemicals," however it's actually not such a dirty word. In reality, everything is a chemical, even water (hydrogen dioxide).
The chemicals used in soft washing help break down pollutants and infestations, so they can be easily 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 of their introduction into the environment; leaving no contaminants behind.
4 Biggest Reasons to Soft Wash
There are a lot of reasons to select soft washing over pressure or power washing, but here are our biggest reasons:
- Substitute for power washing
Power washing creates erosion and strips away materials that might have been loosened up by decomposition or aging. It may be appropriate for some tasks and not others.
- It actually treats the infestation
Your home or business isn't just dirty – it's contaminated. Regular power washing simply removes the outer layer of this biomass and doesn't solve the root of the problem, leaving your surface vulnerable again not long after pressure washing is completed.
- No damage from pressure
Inadequately trained or inexperienced power washers can cause severe damage to a roof or other surfaces, specifically if it's older to begin 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 power washer can utilize 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.
The cleaning solution is so powerful that it lasts 4 – 6 times longer than pressure washing, making it more viable for the environment and your wallet.
Interested in soft washing your home or property?
Call us today at 302-449-9274 to schedule an appointment with one of our SoftWash specialists.