Soft Washing has been around for many year, but is now coming into the mainstream as proeprty owners and mangers are looking for ways to:
- Maintain their properties efficiently
- Be environmentally friendly
- Cost effective alternatives
But what is soft washing?
Is it really as effective as pressure washing?
Why should you consider it for roof & exterior surface cleaning needs?
Soft washing is a low-pressure alternative to pressure washing which uses specifically designed naturally biodegradable, water-based, non-hazardous cleansing solutions to emulsify dirt and grime, and eliminate organic grow such as moss, mildew, algae and other organic contaminants.
Here are 4 immediate benefits of leveraging soft washing.
1. Protects your property.
Soft washing uses a low-pressure application method, so it doesn’t damage tile or shingle roofing material. When you need your walls or fences cleaned, soft washing keeps your surfaces safe from being eroded or damaged by high pressure. And for delicate surfaces like pavers or lounge chairs in pool areas, soft washing protects them while effectively removing mold, mildew, and algae.
2. Cleans more effectively.
We at Softwash Hawaii like to say that we clean roof & exterior surfaces with science. Because it is the proven science within the specifically designed cleansing solutions that we use which does the majority of the work. There are times where our technicians agitate the surfaces being cleaned, but that is to allow the cleansing solution to get deeper into the contaminants surface.
This is unlike Pressure washing. Which only moves the contaminants around. Pressure washing removes discoloration and growth from surfaces but does not eliminate the organic growth, or sanitize the surface being cleaned. Soft washing, on the other hand, eliminates the organic growth at its roots and sterilizes the surface being cleaned to prevent new growth. the clean of soft washing has proven to last 4-6 times longer than pressure washing.
3. Extends the life of your roof.
Algae, mildew, and mold will, and does decompose the materials in your roof and exterior surfaces. Soft washing eliminates the harmful organic contaminants that decompose you roof, without damaging it. Which allows your roof and exterior surfaces a much longer life span.
Without the build-up of ugly, damaging growth, your roof will keep your home safe and protected for years to come. The preservative power of regular roof cleanings has even caught the attention of the insurance industry – read our recent blog about how roof cleaning can save your insurance policy.
4. Saves you money.
Soft washing is a much more effective cleaning method, and lasts 4-6 times longer than pressure washing. Fewer cleanings means less money spent on exterior maintenance. Which equates your hard earn money being available to other of life priorities.
Having a routine inspection and maintenance program in place will allow your roof and exterior surface an exponential life.
Contact Softwash Hawaii today to schedule a complimentary property walk-through and estimate.