Many people like to pressure wash their houses to get rid of unsightly dirt and organic stains. While it's easy to purchase or rent a pressure washer, you may want to think twice about doing the job yourself. Pressure washing presents certain dangers to your house and must be done in the correct way to avoid or minimize problems. The siding of your home is not made to withstand the kind of pressure that is used with a high pressure washer. Capable of producing 3,000 PSI or more, the pressure can force water through window and door seals. The powerful blast of water penetrates the seal on double pane windows leading to fogging between the two layers of glass. It is also easy to damage vinyl siding or knock it loose leading to costly repairs.
Regular pressure washing just eliminates the external layer of the contaminants growing on the side of your house, it does not kill the microoganisms allowing for regrowth of fungi, mold, mildew and algae soon after. Pressure washing forces these contaminants behind the seams of the siding where they can not be reached or treated allowing for unhealthy mold growth.
Soft wash is a proven safe and effective cleaning method that is far superior to standard pressure washing. There is zero risk of damage occurring, and we use only 100% biodegradable eco-friendly cleaning solutions to completely remove dirt and microorganisms from siding, soffits, brick, and gutters. The soft wash cleaning solution breaks down the chemical bond between your house and the dirt, mold, mildew, algae, and other contaminants, followed by a low pressure water stream to rinse the dirt and grime away, leaving a spot free finish. Unlike pressure washing, a low pressure soft wash rinse is only slightly more powerful than an average water hose. The process relies entirely on the cleaning solution to kill off contaminants so your valuable investment is safe from damage.
Dust, dirt, leaves, pollen, insect droppings, carcasses, and other organic debris collect in the cracks and crevices of your siding, eaves, and downspouts. This collection of organic material creates a fertile ground for roots and other larger more invasive materials to take hold. Before you know it, you have tiny eco systems growing in, on and around your house.
If you or members of your family suffer from seasonal allergies, all this organic material growing on the surface of your home is wreaking havoc on your sinuses every year. All these mold and mildew spores are migrating into your home, contaminating the air you breathe and creating an unhealthy environment for your family.