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 sanitized.
Soft washing consumes only one-third of the water that pressure or power washing does, lasts 4 – 6 times longer, and does not wear down or damage the surface like pressure washing frequently can. Soft washing also does so much more than power washing because it does more than just clean your roof. The products used in the SoftWash System don’t simply clean; they penetrate, sanitize, and eradicate the root of the problem.
Treating your roof with soft washing is more like pest control – the combination of safe, eco-friendly chemicals guarantee that the bacteria that create buildup are not just partially swept away, but eliminated totally.
Roof Cleaning and Beyond
Soft washing can be carried out on a wide range of surfaces where algae and bacteria grow. The same bacterium that causes black streaks on roofs can also grow on:
If you’re searching for a way to get rid of what’s growing on the surface of your roof, deck or fence, break the cycle of annoying pressure washing and use an option that can remove the problem 100%.
Biodegradable, Eco-Friendly Chemicals in SoftWash
Oftentimes, individuals hesitate when they hear the word “chemicals,” but it’s really not such a dirty word. Everything is a chemical, even water (hydrogen dioxide).
The chemicals utilized in soft washing help break down pollutants 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 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 Biggest Reasons to Choose Soft Washing
There are plenty of reasons to choose soft washing over pressure or power washing, however here are our biggest reasons:
Alternative to pressure washing
Pressure washing creates erosion and strips away materials that might have been loosened up by decay or aging. It may be appropriate for some tasks and not others.
It actually treats the infestation
Your property isn’t only dirty – it’s infested. Typical power washing only gets rid of the outer layer of this biomass 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
Improperly trained or inexperienced pressure washers can cause serious damage to a roof or other surfaces, especially if it’s older to start with.
More sustainable cleaning option
Power washers use from 3 to 8 gallons of water per minute (gpm). In one hour of cleaning a power washer can utilize from 180 gallons upwards to 480 gallons of water. Conversely, soft washing only applies 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 pressure washing. Making it more sustainable for the environment and your wallet.