- Soft Washing
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 just one-third of the water that pressure or power washing does, lasts 4-6 times longer, and doesn't wear down or damage the surface like power washing often can. Soft washing also does far more than pressure washing because it does more than just clean your roof. The products utilized in the SoftWash System do not simply clean; they penetrate, sanitize, and eradicate the root of the problem.
Treating your roof with soft washing is more like bug control – the mix of safe, eco-friendly chemicals ensure that the microorganisms that create buildup are not just partially swept away, but removed entirely.
Softwashing is Safe and Effective
Soft washing can be performed on a wide variety 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 looking for a way to get rid of what's growing on the surface of your roof, deck or fence, break the cycle of irritating pressure washing and use an option that can get rid of the problem 100%.
Environmentally Friendly, Biodegradable Chemicals in SoftWash
Oftentimes, people are scared of 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 quickly 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.
There are a lot of reasons to pick soft washing over pressure or power washing, but here are our biggest reasons:
- Alternative to power washing
Power washing creates erosion and strips away materials that might have been loosened by decay or aging. It may be appropriate for some tasks and not others.
- It actually treats the infestation
Your home isn't just dirty – it's infected. Typical pressure washing merely removes the outer layer of this growth and does not solve the root of the problem, leaving your surface susceptible again not long after pressure 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
Power washers use from 3 to 8 gallons of water per minute (gpm). In one hour of cleaning a pressure washer can utilize from 180 gallons upwards to 480 gallons of water. On the other hand, soft washing only uses approximately 60 gallons of cleaning solution, which is comprised 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 viable for the environment and your wallet.
Interested in soft washing your home or property?
Call us today at 203-290-3175 to schedule an appointment with one of our Clearview Softwashing specialists.