What is Soft Washing
It’s true that some exterior surfaces require power washing with very high water pressure; however, most jobs can be accomplished with our “Soft-Wash” method.
Soft washing is a cleaning method using low pressure, environmentally friendly and specialized solutions to safely remove mildew, bacteria, algae and other organic stains from roofs and other building exteriors. Water used to soft wash your home won’t have PSI over 1,000, which is less than half of the PSI used for pressure washing.
Some of the benefits to Soft Wash Power Washing are that it does a much better job of cleaning the house, as it doesn’t require high pressure there is less risk of damaging your siding, roofing, pavers and other delicate surfaces, it doesn’t require hot water, it uses less water than traditional power washing, and it is said to last 4-6 times longer than traditional power washing. As an added bonus we also fertilize all of the plants that are in the cleaning area.
What to Expect
When to Use Pressure Washing
Pressure washing uses a wand that expels water at 2,500 PSI (pounds per square inch) or more. While this amount of pressure is highly effective for removing stains, there is a possibility that it could damage some softer surfaces of your Bergen County’s home’s exterior. It may remove paint from wood, damage shingles, destroy window screens, or disturb your siding.
Pressure washing is best for use on surfaces like:
- Concrete sidewalks, driveways, and walkways
- Paved patios
- Brick, stone, and other durable surfaces
When to Use Soft Washing
Water used to soft wash your home won’t have PSI over 1,000, which is less than half of the PSI used for pressure washing. Rather than relying on pressure to clean your home, soft washing uses formulated detergents and “dwell time” to clean those surfaces.
Soft washing is recommended for surfaces like:
- Cedar shake
- Wood panel siding
- Stucco and coquina
- Screens, screened enclosures, and lanais
North Jersey Soft Washing offers free estimates and consultations to North Jersey residents and all customers throughout Bergen County. Call today, and we will be there right away with simple, honest pricing and a full job breakdown.