Tampa Bay Pressure Washing Services Talks About Soft Wash Cleaning
It’s a sad reality that many homeowners overlook needed exterior house washing as well as professional gutter cleaning, roof washing, and outside concrete power washing. Regular exterior house cleaning and pressure washing of all these materials and surfaces keeps a home looking its best and protects your property from unnecessary wear and tear.
As with many other home improvement products and services, residential pressure washing has seen some great innovation in the past few years. One reason for our industry to grow continuously is the demand for more eco-friendly processes when it comes to every aspect of home maintenance and repair, including pressure washing. Homeowners also want to avoid noxious chemical fumes, even in their outside space, and contractors like the pros at Tampa Bay Pressure Washing Services also want to ensure that our services are harmless to building materials and outside surfaces.
What Is Soft Wash Pressure Washing?
Pressure washing refers to any cleaning that uses high pressure washing and rinsing, while power washing uses hot water during the cleaning process, to help dissolve oil, grease, and other substances. These cleaning methods are often combined with a detergent or solvent, designed to kill mold and mildew, loosen dirt and mud, or otherwise help with the washing process.
However, the past few years have seen one great innovation for residential pressure washing, and that’s soft wash cleaning. What is a soft wash pressure washing?
Soft wash systems start with the application of a specialty solvent designed to dissolve thick dirt, mud, sand, silt, grime, mold, mildew, algae, and other residues clinging to a home’s exterior surfaces. This solvent is typically allowed to sit for several minutes so it can break down as much dirt and grime as possible, while also seeping into all the pits and pores of concrete and the nooks and crannies of a home’s roof and exterior walls.
Once dirt and grime dissolve, a low-pressure rinse is all that’s needed to wash it all away! Low-pressure rinsing means far less splattering and splashing and less stress on brick walls, gutters, peeling paint, roofing shingles, and wood decks. Low-pressure rinsing also means power washing equipment that is easier to control, reducing the risk of damage to your home and beautiful landscaping features.
Added Benefits of Soft Wash Systems
Along with that low-pressure rinsing, the solvents used for soft wash systems are typically more effective at dissolving thick, caked-on dirt, mud, and other grime. These solvents are designed specifically to break down as much residue as possible, for a more thorough clean.
Pressure washing also uses far less water than a garden hose, making it an eco-friendly choice for keeping your property clean, while soft wash systems use even less water for washing and rinsing! The solvents used for soft wash systems are also more eco-friendly than ever before, with fewer noxious fumes and odors, for a more healthy exterior environment.
Tampa Bay Pressure Washing Services is proud to offer soft wash cleaning services for our customers in the Tampa area, and we’re proud of the results we’ve seen with soft wash systems. Homes in the area are cleaner and protected from damage caused by sand, silt, air pollution, and other residues, and our soft wash cleaning kills mold and algae quickly and effectively. This change in pressure washing is a welcome innovation in our industry and we hope all homeowners across the country take advantage of soft wash cleaning in their area.