Many homeowners have been using power washing for decades to clean out their homes. It’s a great way to clean out the grime and dirt from your house, but it can be a dangerous way to do so. If you aren’t careful, you could damage your house’s foundation and cause serious structural damage. It’s important to know the difference between power washing and soft washing. There are many benefits of soft washing your house, but before we get into those, let’s talk about the process of soft washing.
What is soft washing? Soft washing is a low pressure washing process. Soft washing uses a of combination of biodegradable chemicals and a low-pressure, non-abrasive water jet to kill harmful and unsightly algae, mold, and lichen, while cleaning off hard to remove dirt and discoloration. The low pressure water jet is unofficially described as any jet that you could safely put your hand in front of, whereas the high pressure jet will cause laceration and damage to uncovered skin. It is a great alternative to hard washing. It is less stressful for the environment, and it can be used to clean a variety of surfaces.
High pressure power washing can cause permanent damage to all surfaces commonly found on and around your home. High pressure jet can damage and discolor vinyl siding, it can also shoot water underneath the siding, causing leaking, mold, and unseen damage.
With wood, a high pressure jet can strip finishes, etch the soft pulp of the wood, and damage the lignin that holds the actual wood pulp together, which gives the boards their structural integrity. A high pressure jet can permanently discolor concrete, stone, and brick, whilw often loosening and eroding the mortar between bricks and stone.
Below are the importance of soft washing your home.
1. Keeps Your Home’s Exterior Bright and Clean
The dirt is cleaned away when you soft wash your home, and all contaminants that come with it like mold and bacteria are killed. This will not only bring out the beauty of your home, but also bring up its value. Molds, algae, and mildew can be sticky on the surface. Pressure washing, even though it uses high pressure, may sometimes leave behind traces of these contaminants. But soft washing deals with these problems on a molecular level. The cleaning detergents we use include safe concentrations of sodium hypochlorite (bleach) that effectively remove molds, algae, and mildew.
2. Increases the Longevity of Your Home
The elements will weather your home down over time. Regularly soft washing your home will eliminate algae, mildew, and other naturally occurring hazards like dead insects and animal droppings to beautify your home and extend its lifespan. Mildew does not only pose a health risk to your family, it can also cause an expensive damage to your home’s external environment. Damage like lichen, fungi, and algae on your roof’s singles will reduce the lifespan of your roof. Regular maintenance of your roof by soft washing will make your roof free from damage and your roof will also stay strong and healthy. Also, a dirty roof will attract more sunlight because it’s a great absorber of heat.
3. Energy Savings
Dirty, dark and stained roof is not just an eyesore, it also causes high increment in the cost of electricity during the summer. Dark roofs attract more sun because dark roofs in color absorb more heat than clean roofs. This heat absorbed makes your home warmer and your electricity bill higher from blasting the A/C. Safety and well-being are our top priorities when we clean the surfaces of your home. You can rest assured that our equipment and detergents have no detrimental consequences to you or your household. Soft washing is eco-friendly and applies with the pressure of a water hose, so your home and environment are kept safe.
Besides a price tag that fits, prospective buyers generally look for beautiful, well-maintained, and clean-looking homes. Ensuring a home’s curb appeal is high makes any property easy to sell. Regular maintenance of your home’s surfaces through frequent soft washing will boost its appeal. Soft washing your home also increases your property’s lifespan and market value while avoiding the damage that high-pressure washing can potentially cause. Soft washing can be one of the most effective ways to make the outside of your home look fresh and new.
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Specializing in pressure washing services in St. Tammany, Danny’s Pressure Washing is committed to enhancing the curb appeal of both residential and commercial properties. With a focus on safety and meticulous attention to detail, our experienced team utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to deliver exceptional cleaning results for projects of all sizes.