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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 sanitized. Soft washing uses only one-third of the water that pressure or power washing does, lasts 4 – 6 times longer, and doesn’t erode or damage the surface like power washing often can. Soft washing also does far more than pressure washing because it does more than simply clean your roof. The products utilized in the SoftWash System don’t just tidy; 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 microorganisms that create buildup are not just partially swept away, but removed completely.
Soft washing can be carried out 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 way eliminate what’s growing on the surface of your roof, deck or fence, break the cycle of annoying pressure washing and use a solution that can eradicate the issue 100%.
Biodegradable, Environmentally Friendly Chemicals in SoftWash
Oftentimes, people 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 aid in the break down of contaminants 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 of their introduction into the environment; leaving no contaminants behind.
4 Main Reasons to Soft Wash
- Alternative to power washing
Power washing creates erosion and strips away materials that may have been loosened by decomposition 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 contaminated. Normal pressure washing merely gets rid of the outer layer of this biomass and does not solve the root of the issue, leaving your surface susceptible again not long after power washing is finished.
- No damage from pressure
Improperly trained or inexperienced power washers can cause severe damage to a roof or other surfaces, particularly 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 cleaning a pressure washer can use from 180 gallons upwards to 480 gallons of water. Alternatively, soft washing only 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 386.279.0001 to schedule an appointment with one of our SoftWash specialists.