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How Does Soft Washing Work?

Over the many years, we spend inside our homes, dirt accumulates on the exterior…and there’s not much we can do about it. While this is rarely a bother at first, it can build up and eventually compromise the property’s curb appeal.

Are you noticing a color change on your roof’s conditions or your house in general? Is everything starting to look a bit dull & grimy?

Having your house softwashed might be the ideal solution to giving your exterior a face-lift without risking any damage.

Softwashing is a technique that, unlike pressure washing, gently cleans your roof, siding, fences, decks, windows, and more.

Professionals already swear by this method. So, in this post, we’ll dive into the wonders of softwashing and why you should take advantage of it.

Let’s get started.

What Is Softwashing?

Softwashing is a type of cleaning method which utilizes a mild soap, a pressure washer with a very low pressure to ensure safe cleaning of exterior surfaces from mildew, algae, and vegetation stains.

Softwashing a house forgoes the pressurized water technique. So if we compare softwashing vs. pressure washing, softwashing reaps the same rewards as power-washing but eliminates any chance of damages to any surface by any type of high pressure with jet water.

Softwashing is a quick and effective process to treat and clean organic-based staining from surfaces.

Rather than merely cleaning off the visible bacteria with a high blasting pressure washer, softwashing combines low quantities of chemicals with algaecides, surfactants.

This doesn’t only wash but also sanitizes surfaces, making it a more effective method to prevent the organic debris from growing back so quickly in the future.

This biodegradable disinfectant is designed to neutralize all kinds of bacteria:

  • Fungus
  • Algae
  • Mildew
  • Mold

… to name a few! Plus, the chemical components are safe for you, your pets, and the environment!

Softwashing serves as an effective long-term cleaning solution that is a hassle-free/damage-free way to ensure your home’s upkeep with the easier softer way of cleaning.

What Surfaces Can Softwashing Clean?

Due to its gentle cleansing technique, softwashing can be used on an extensive range of external surfaces.

The chemical softwashing solution is ideal for cleaning roofs, siding, stucco, dryvit, wooden paneling, wooden fences and decking, cement plastering, stonework, and much more!

These surfaces all have a high risk of damage if a high-pressured jet-wash would be used on them.

How Can Softwashing Benefit Your Home?

We’ve already covered how softwashing can help your house look brand-new again. But there are other specific benefits to softwashing that are well worth considering:

Keep Your Family Healthy

Mold and Mildew on the exterior of your home can start to grow inside your home. The bacteria can cause respiratory issues and produce allergic reactions.

To keep your family as safe and healthy as possible, remove these organisms at their roots with softwashing.

Increase the Lifespan of Your Home

Moss, Algae, Lichen, Fungi & Mildew, can reduce the lifespan of your roof by breaking down the shingles real structure. Dirter shingles are also darker and attract more sunlight, in which could cause your attic space to be warmer and a higher electric bill during the warmer months trying to cool your home.

You can prevent this by regularly softwashing your roof’s shingles to keep them bright and cleaned. This will keep them free of mold, algae, dirt & grime.

Keep Out Vermin 

Birds, insects, rodents, and other creatures like to make their home in the algae and dirt on the outside of your home. You can keep pests away by softwashing your home and making sure they have nowhere to build their nests.

Visual Appearance

Being home proud isn’t restricted to your interior furnishings. It extends to the exterior of your house. Having a clean roof and home makes your house nicer to look at with improving its curb appeal & value.

Building Maintenance

The roof of your house is the first barrier of protection against the elements. It, therefore, needs to be uninhibited and working to its maximum potential.

Any damage to the roof can lead to timber rot within and result in leaks and damage to the property’s inside.

Reduced Maintenance and Energy Costs

Keeping the roof clear of bacterial fungus, moss, etc., will prolong the lifespan of your roof. Through regular cleaning, you can avoid high costs for roof repair.

In particular, Gloeocapsa Magma, Algae thrive in humid conditions and will quickly take over a surface such as a home or roof.

This has a devastating effect, stopping it from reflecting UV rays from your property and will increase the chance of shingle rot, reducing the efficiency of the roof in terms of insulation.

Softwashing Is the Best Solution to Improve Your Home

Keeping your home clean from organic growth can be a hassle without the right tools. However, regular home hygiene like this is essential to ensuring your home and roof stay in top condition.

Softwashing is a safer and much gentler way to clean than any pressure/power washing and can give your house or business exterior a whole a new lease on life.

If you want to avoid maintenance costs further down the line or are getting increasingly concerned by the dirt & grime build-up on your roofs shingles, it might be time to call in the professionals.

We can help! Hinkle’s is an all-purpose cleaning service that expertly uses softwashing to keep your home or business clean, healthy, and safe. We can take care of all of your exterior siding, exterior windows, decks, gutters, and roof.

For more information, please feel free to contact us today!

Cup Py
Cup Py
2023-11-07
Adam and his assistant came out a couple of hours drive to pressure wash house the same day and I am very impressed with the results. I also appreciate the professional courtesy that followed with working around low water pressure from my well water which was remediated by them coming prepared bringing their own water and external water supplied by my county to the jobsite. I felt the price was reasonable and well worth it. Some areas of my siding had mildew growth while other sides of the house had sun-baked on grime and dust from years of dirt. While this was a soft wash job it sure did make a difference in appearance and also in sanitizing the siding to prevent or atleast slow down any other future mildew on the side that does not get much sunlight and tends to stay more damp than other sides of the house. Overall, I am impressed and am very satisfied with the results and recommend them as both knowledgeable and dependable in their service that was provided again on the same day!
Michele Riggs
Michele Riggs
2023-11-01
If you're looking for white glove service, Adam is your guy! He is the owner and goes above and beyond for his customers. He is extremely thorough with explaining the powerwashing proces & preparation. He responds almost immediately and accommodates all requests. His knowledge is comforting and is such a down the earth person. He is punctual,respectful and treats homes like his own. I will most certainly recommend him to any and everyone I know who is looking to have their house sqeaky clean!!! Hinkles pressure washing is TOP KNOTCH!!
Akia Johnson
Akia Johnson
2023-10-30
Awesome !!!
millscal
millscal
2023-07-10
Hinkle's did an excellent job on my two story 20+ year old sided house. The siding and gutters look new again. The window detailing is exceptional. Hinkle's is professional, friendly, very responsive, and the service is appropriately priced. I will be recommending their services to family and friends.
Kathy Poole
Kathy Poole
2023-07-06
Adam did a terrific job in cleaning our screened-in porch, deck, and wicker furniture!
Josh B.
Josh B.
2023-06-30
Expect nothing but the best from Hinkle’s! Adam’s communication was beyond exceptional from start to finish. He took the time to explain the detailed quote, cleaning process and even walked me through a demonstration of his entire cleaning rig. All service was prompt and professional. I would highly recommend him for your home and business cleaning needs. Adam: thanks again!
Taylor Cassatt
Taylor Cassatt
2023-06-29
I have pressure washed my own home for the past two years. This year, I felt overwhelmed by the amount of pressure washing that needed done. I decided to call a company, and am so happy that I landed on Hinkle's pressure washing. It's some of the best money I have spent on my home in a while. Getting a quote was easy, the pricing was fair, they were prompt with their services, and communicated well. The best part was... It would take me TWO WHOLE DAYS to accomplish what they did in a little over an HOUR, amazing!!!! Highly recommend.
Carlos Alvarez
Carlos Alvarez
2023-06-09
Adam made my house look like new at a very reasonable price. Would use him again
Nyesha Campbell
Nyesha Campbell
2023-06-07
I recently had the pleasure of working with Hinkle’s pressure washing today and I couldn’t be happier with the experience. Adam was extremely knowledgeable, professional. I look forward to seeing Your team again very soon for our next cleaning project.
bryan martin
bryan martin
2023-06-02
They did a great job on installing gutters guards, cleaning my home and exterior windows. Would recommend them to anyone that needs there services. Great job!
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