Low-pressure washing, or soft washing, is a method used to clean the roof and exterior of homes in Vancouver that could be damaged by using traditional high-pressure washing. It safely removes dirt, mold and mildew, algae, and other bacteria. Unlike high-pressure washing, soft washing applies less pressure with a water-based, biodegradable cleaning solution that disinfects and kills outside bacteria. Soft washing equipment applies the cleaning solution at 40-80 PSI, as opposed to 1,300-2,000 PSI of high-pressure washers. The equipment used for soft washing may also have telescoping handles so that the cleaning solution can easily reach rooftops and other areas without the need for added pressure. At United Exterior, we know what materials can handle high-pressure washing, and what materials need soft washing instead. Since most people are only familiar with high-pressure washing, we wanted to share with you some of the benefits that come with our soft washing services.
Pressure washing uses strong and forceful water to remove dirt from the exterior or your home. Its powerful nature can cause a lot of damage if used on the wrong materials. The blast of water can chip away at paint, damage shingles and siding, and destroy the integrity of asphalt roofs. Soft washing is non-invasive and safe to use on all types of surfaces including stucco, siding, roofing, decks, patios, fences, concrete, play houses, playground equipment, and gutters. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association recommends detergent assisted soft washing to prevent damage to shingles.
Bacteria, fungi, algae, and mold are all found on exteriors of homes. High pressure washing blasts the surface level of bacteria and mold, and can spread it further across the home or even embed it deeper into the exterior. Soft washing uses a non-forceful detergent-based method to kill these types of contaminants for good. It can remove mold and bacteria out of small places without causing damage, and the detergent used is biodegradable and perfectly safe for the home and environment.
Soft washing cleans the exterior of the home effectively and efficiently. It is great for removing rust, stains, and dirty gutters. It also sanitizes the home, and keeps exterior surfaces looking their best without the risk of damage. If your house has a better exterior appearance, your property value will also increase. Getting rid of the buildup of mold and mildew will not only improve the appearance of your home, but also the integrity of your home and increase its lifespan.
Upright Exterior is the best in the business when it comes to soft and high pressure washing in Vancouver. We can help take care of your home’s exterior and keep it looking its best. We can safely and efficiently remove moss, algae, mold, and any other organic material that plagues our homes in the Pacific Northwest. Don’t waste your time and money, or risk damaging your home with someone who does not have the proper training or techniques. We have been safely and successfully pressure washing since 1999 and will tailor our cleaning methods for your home’s specific surfaces and needs.