What is Soft Washing?

Soft washing is a cleaning method that uses a low pressure washing technique, along with a mixture of algaecides, bleach, surfactants and water, to safely clean exterior surfaces of organic stains, mildew and algae.

What is the difference between Soft Washing and Power Washing/Pressure Washing?

Although soft washing, power washing and pressure washing seem similar they all use different techniques, equipment, pressure and chemicals. Power washing and pressure washing use a much more powerful water pressure than soft washing and power washing is typically done with much hotter water than pressure washing. The Soft Washing method is combined with a biodegradable disinfecting cleaning solution to kill the mold, mildew, bacteria, algae, fungus, moss and more.

When should you use Soft Washing method?

Soft Washing should be used on surfaces that are notoriously hard to get clean with pressure or would be damaged if one were to use high pressure on them such as windows, roof shingles, screens, wood paneling, etc. Soft washing was originally designed for the purpose of cleaning algae off of roof shingles.

Why should you Soft Wash your roof?

Gloeocapsa Magma (algae) is common on roofs and often leaves signature black streaks all over your shingles. This substance thrives in humidity and hot temperatures and spreads out, having a destructive effect on your roof. It feeds off the moisture that certain types of shingles hold on to. While the roof is effected, it begins to lose its ability to reflect UV rays and eventually rots the shingles. This has been said to effect roofs severely and can take up to 10 years off the life of a roof. Soft washing is the only way to effectively remove this algae without damaging the shingles and voiding any warranty. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association recommends low-pressure bleach or detergent assisted washing as the preferred method for cleaning asphalt roofs in order to prevent damage to the shingles.

Pressure washing a roof, even at low pressure, can and will void your warranty and cause granular loss. This means that the integrity of the roof tiles will be compromised due to damage from the intense pressure of the water. In addition, power-washing only scrubs the surface of the roof without removing the root systems that have grown in, around, and under the tiles.

The Soft Wash technique eliminates all plant, fungal, and bacterial life and any dirt and grime from the roof safely, returning it to its original color with no risk of damage to the roofing materials

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

BELOW ARE SOME OF THE MANY COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PRESSURE WASHING SERVICES THAT WE OFFER:

  • Residential Pressure Washing

  • Commercial Pressure Washing

  • Industrial Pressure Washing

  • Roof Cleaning

  • Entire House Washing

  • Brick Pressure Washing

  • Sidewalk Pressure Washing
  • Decks Pressure Washing

  • Patio Pressure Washing

  • Pavers Sealing

  • Pool Enclosure Cleaning

  • Driveway Cleaning

  • Concrete Cleaning

  • Siding Power Washing

  • Warehouse Cleaning

  • Heavy Equipment Cleaning

  • Storefront Pressure Washing

  • Indoor Power Washing

  • Gutters Cleaning

  • Mobile Homes Cleaning

  • Office Buildings Cleaning

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San Antonio, Texas
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