When you need the more delicate parts of your home cleaned, a regular pressure wash will not do the trick. At Westchester Power Washing, we provide New York residents with the best soft washing services available, capable of killing mold spores and algae on contact while keeping even the most fragile elements of your property looking fresh and new.
What Is Soft Washing?
Soft washing is a service that differs from traditional pressure washing in several ways. The key difference is the water pressure applied. While a standard pressure wash will utilize water pressure around 4,000 psi or more, soft wash pressure levels hover around 175 psi. This gentler approach, is more effective at killing mold and algae, ensures that delicate roof shingles or siding is not damaged in the process.
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The Dangers of Pressure Washing
Attempting to clean delicate siding or roof tiles with a pressure washer is a great way to damage your home to the tune of thousands of dollars. These are the three most common ways that pressure washing your home can cause damage:
The biggest danger in using a pressure washer on a home’s roof or siding is blowing water up underneath them. When water is too highly pressurized when aimed at siding or a roof, it has nowhere to go but up underneath. Once there, it settles in between the siding and the walls or even into the insulation. This is the perfect environment to foster the growth of mold, which can cause further structural damage and inspire respiratory problems for those inside the house.
If you want to protect your family’s lungs, opt for a soft wash instead. The lower pressure settings only blow away dirt and grime from the surface, keeping water from entering the rest of the house.
Breaking Off or Cracking
The force of a pressure washer can also pry roof tiles or siding panels off the building, blowing them loose and leaving gaps. These loose pieces become projectiles during the pressure washing process, putting the pressure washer or other passersby at risk. Even if the pieces do not break off entirely, they can certainly crack and leave the wood or insulation underneath exposed to the elements.
The pressure settings used in a soft wash are not enough to crack siding panels or roof tiles, so you can expect a thorough clean without worrying about your home sustaining any structural damage.
Even if pressure washing doesn’t cause structural elements of your home to break, it can cause more cosmetic damage like chipping paint or eating away at window seals. Pressure washing is also known to tear window screens. On the other hand, soft washing is gentle enough to prevent even the most superficial damage.
Premier Soft Washing Services in Westchester
Residents of New York can rest easy knowing that their soft washing job is in the hands of Westchester Power Washing. We have 34 years of experience and know precisely how best to give your home the thorough but gentle clean it deserves. We err on the side of caution and only use pressure or power washers on hardy surfaces like concrete and brick. You can expect excellent and long-lasting results from a Westchester soft wash.
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What is soft washing?
Soft washing is a cleaning method that uses low pressure and specialized cleaning solutions to remove dirt, grime, and other contaminants from surfaces without causing damage. It is commonly used to clean exterior surfaces such as roofs, siding, decks, and concrete.
What surfaces can be cleaned with soft washing?
Soft washing can be used on a wide range of surfaces including roofs, siding, decks, fences, driveways, and sidewalks. It is particularly effective for removing algae, mold, and other organic stains from surfaces.
How is soft washing different from pressure washing?
Soft washing uses low pressure and specialized cleaning solutions to remove contaminants from surfaces, while pressure washing uses high pressure to blast away dirt and grime. Soft washing is typically used on delicate surfaces that could be damaged by high pressure, while pressure washing is more appropriate for tougher surfaces like concrete.
Is soft washing safe for my home and the environment?
Yes, soft washing is a safe and eco-friendly cleaning method. The cleaning solutions used in soft washing are biodegradable and safe for plants and animals. Additionally, the low pressure used in soft washing minimizes the risk of damage to your home or property.
How often should I have my home or property soft washed?
The frequency of soft washing will depend on the specific needs of your home or property. Generally, it is recommended to have your home soft washed every 1-3 years to maintain its appearance and prevent damage from algae, mold, and other contaminants.
Can I soft wash my own home or property?
While it is possible to purchase or rent equipment for soft washing, it is recommended to hire a professional to ensure that the job is done safely and effectively. Soft washing requires specialized equipment and knowledge to ensure that surfaces are cleaned thoroughly without causing damage.
How long does soft washing take?
The time it takes to soft wash a home or property will depend on the size and complexity of the job. Generally, a soft washing job can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day to complete.
How much does soft washing cost?
The cost of soft washing will depend on the size and complexity of the job, as well as the specific cleaning solutions and equipment used. It is recommended to get a quote from a professional soft washing company to get an accurate estimate for your specific needs.
Will soft washing damage my plants or landscaping?
No, soft washing is designed to be safe for plants and landscaping. The cleaning solutions used in soft washing are biodegradable and will not harm plants or animals. Additionally, the low pressure used in soft washing minimizes the risk of damage to plants and landscaping.