Soft washing doesn’t just clean the visible surface, it kills all bacteria, algae, mold, mildew & lichen from surface to root. Anything that has flat or shallow grooves and has bacteria or mold attached is a good candidate for soft washing. Our soft wash solution is time proven and very unique in our industry. In 1994 this soft washing additive was tested in a major shingle manufacturer’s laboratory and judged safe for use on shingle roofs. The ARMA (Asphalt Shingle Roofing Manufacturer) recommends our methods for maintenance on your roof to help extend the shelf life of the shingles. Metal roofs are also taken care of with this method. Though they are not as sensitive as shingle, pressure washing strips protective coating and also damages your fasteners and grommets. Vinyl Siding & Stucco will be a soft wash candidate as well as to not damage this substrate.
Pressure Washing should be used on anything that is hard, but has deep grooves that allow dirt to be embedded is a great candidate for pressure washing. Some examples are walking surfaces, decks, and anything that is going to be stripped and refinished. Pressure washing or power washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces. Not every surface in or around your home can be safely pressure washed. Surfaces you should not try to pressure wash are:
Laminar sandstone – You’ll wash it away or put grooves in it.
Anything painted – it usually takes a pro to do it without destroying the paint.
Asphalt roofing – Pressure washing will take the granules off of an asphalt roof and literally destroy it.
Stained wood – Pressure or power washing can literally take the stain right out of wood.