The softwash technique is the best wash when it comes to nearly every surface around the home or commercial building.
Most people think the best way to clean through pressure washing is to use high-powered water pressure and blast away the dirt and grime. While this can work, it will often blast away part of the surface too. This can be costly, because replacing building materials is never cheap. And if you can’t afford to replace the materials, homeowners are forced to see the damage everyday; a reminder of the mistake of NOT using softwash.
Softwash is the technique of using “just the right water pressure,” combined with gentle, environmentally-friendly detergents. These detergents are used to weaken the grip of dirt, mold, mildew and other natural elements. Once the detergent takes affect, the technician can gently wash away the grime. This also mitigates the mess that some power washing companies leave behind.
Pressure Washing Problems
The most-costly damage done by inexperienced technicians is done to shingles and other roofing materials. This damage can be during the job and even later, because damaged shingles can shorten the life of a roof, which can allow rain, sleet and snow to seep in and damage the wood sheathing. Moisture in an attic can lead even bigger problems. The integrity of the roof — except for a home’s foundation — is the most important part of the exterior structure.
Other common mistakes in the pressure-washing world include the scarring of wood (see photo) and concrete. Commercial pressure washing and personal use machines have enough concentrated power to blast into decks and driveways. Once lines are carved into such materials, a professional will likely have to fix the damage.
And imagine what happens when that kind of water pressure is used on vinyl siding. Often the damage is not just seen on the outside, but felt under the covering. As the water pushes on the flexible material, it can find its way in the gaps and seams of the siding. Then the water is trapped between the siding and home’s outer wall. This can be a perfect scenario for mold and mildew to take hold, which can cause lots of costly problems, including poor interior air quality. This can trigger asthma and other respiratory problems.
Our technicians are trained to pressure wash your home the right way. When they finish a job, everything looks better and the environment left healthy. And, our techs leave the grounds clean and tidy. To schedule a FREE estimate, just click here.
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