What is Soft Washing?
Soft washing is a safe and very effective low pressure cleaning method. It allows cleaning and sanitizing from the safety of the ground or a platform using low pressure equipment that will effectively clean and sanitize exterior surfaces with soft washing chemical. Soft washing takes a scientific approach to cleaning by using quality eco-friendly products blended for all kinds of projects. Soft washing is the science behind organic growth; this gives a greater understanding into the most likely causes of organic growth and discolouration. Most of the dirt on properties is living organic bio film or carbon. Soft wash treatments will treat the root cause of the growths, and kill the spores, without damaging the property or harming the environment in any way. Soft washing treats unwanted biological growth and fungus, moss, red and green algae, bacteria, lichen, pollen, mold and other forms of embedded growth on an exterior surface without high pressure. By using low pressure pumps to clean and rinse with minimal pressures. Soft washing is the fastest and very effective hard surface cleaning method in the UK market producing excellent results. Soft washing can keep surfaces clean for up to 5 years following treatment dependant on weather conditions and position of property. It does not “bio accumulate” and breaks down rapidly on contact with soil to give it a very low environmental footprint. So once dry it is harmless to children and pets.
How is Soft washing different to pressure washing?
Pressure washing is when you use high pressure water to remove mold, algae, lichen, moss, and other contaminants from any surface. Pressure washing will give you immediate results that look good however they may last for a short period of time. Traditional power washing methods rely on high pressures to literally, blast dirt and grime from the surface. Unfortunately a high pressure jet wash can sometimes cause irreversible damage when not used properly and cause unwanted effects if used incorrectly or used on the wrong surface.
Soft washing advantages over power washing:
- Uses less water
- Longer lasting results
- Little noise
- Is safe for all known building materials
- More cost effective clean
- Kills the spores left behind by pressure washing
- Does not damage the surface or exaggerate the weathering affect