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 uses just one-third of the water that pressure or power washing does, lasts 4 - 6 times longer, and doesn't 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 simply clean your roof. The products utilized in the SoftWash System do not just tidy; they penetrate, sterilize, and eliminate the root of the problem.
Treating your roof with soft washing is more like pest control – the mix of safe, eco-friendly chemicals guarantee that the bacteria that cause buildup are not just partially swept away, but removed entirely.
Roof Cleaning and Beyond
Soft washing can be carried out on a plethora of surfaces where algae and bacteria grow. The same bacterium that creates black streaks on roofs can likewise grow on:
- Vinyl Siding
- And more…
If you're searching for a way eliminate what's cultivating on the surface of your roof, deck or fence, break the cycle of bothersome power washing and use an option that can remove the issue 100%.
Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable Chemicals in SoftWash
Oftentimes, people hesitate when they hear the word "chemicals," however it's truly not such a dirty word. Everything is a chemical, even water (hydrogen dioxide).
The chemicals utilized in soft washing aid in the break down of pollutants and infestations, so they can be easily rinsed 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 Reasons to Use Soft Washing
There are a lot of reasons to choose soft washing over pressure or power washing, but here are our biggest reasons:
- Alternative to pressure washing
Power washing creates erosion and strips away materials that may have been loosened by decay or aging. It might be appropriate for some jobs and not others.
- It actually treats the infestation
Your house isn't only dirty – it's infected. Normal power washing only removes the outer layer of this biomass and does not solve the root of the problem, leaving your surface susceptible again not long after power washing is completed.
- No damage from pressure
Inadequately trained or inexperienced pressure washers can cause serious damage to a roof or other surfaces, especially if it's older to begin with.
- More sustainable cleaning option
Pressure washers utilize from 3 to 8 gallons of water per minute (gpm). In one hour of washing a pressure washer can use from 180 gallons upwards to 480 gallons of water. Alternatively, soft washing just uses approximately 60 gallons of cleaning solution, which is made up 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 softwashing your home or property?
Call us today at 206.399.3341 to schedule an appointment with one of our SoftWash specialists.