Pressure Washing vs. Soft Washing – Which Is Best For Roof Cleaning?
Those stubborn rust stains and black algae roof stains are not easy to remove. While you may be tempted to use bleach or a corrosive cleaning chemical to get rid of them, pressure washing or soft washing is definitely a better method.
Here in the Mobile, AL area, the climate conditions cause a buildup of algae, mold, mildew, and caked-on grime. Many of our customers at SoftWasherz want to know the differences between pressure washing vs. soft washing and which works better to remove these problems.
While pressure washing is best to clean some surface problems, soft washing is better for cleaning others. Here's a breakdown from our power washing company on what these two different methods of exterior cleaning are best suited for and why.
Pressure Washing The Roof? Not Unless You Want To Damage It
Inadequately trained or inexperienced power washing contractors can cause serious damage to a roof or other surfaces, especially if it's older to start with.
Pressure washing creates erosion and strips away materials that might have been loosened up by decomposition or aging.
Our Mobile, AL power washing experts know that the only time pressure washing is acceptable is when cleaning flat-work such as concrete and other durable areas where the soil has to be lifted before treating it with a soft wash solution!
Soft Washing For Roof Cleaning, Fences, & Decks
Soft washing is the use of a water-based, biodegradable cleaning solution that breaks down dirt and grime, removes bug nests and webs, kills mold, mildew, algae, and bacteria, leaving the surface clean and sanitized.
Soft washing uses just one-third of the water that pressure or power washing does, lasts 4-6 times longer, and does not deteriorate or harm the surface like pressure washing often can.
Soft washing also does far more than power washing because it does more than just clean your roof or building. The products used in the soft washing formula don't simply clean; they penetrate, sterilize, and completely remove the root of the issue.
Treating your roof or building with soft washing is more like pest control. The safe, eco-friendly cleaning solution makes sure that the microbes that cause buildup are not just partly swept away, but completely eliminated.