Although power washing has its place in home improvement, there are a number of reasons you might want to think about soft washing instead when cleaning and restoring your next house’s exterior. Soft siding cleaning services provide two key advantages over power washing for both initial cleaning and periodic maintenance:
Soft washing is less likely to scuff sidings or leave lasting stains on concrete, brick, and stone.
Soft washing eliminates algae, mold, and mildew rather than just blasting it away, leaving the surface clear of stains for a longer period of time.
What exactly is soft washing?
Soft washing is the process of killing hazardous and ugly algae, mildew, and lichen while removing stubborn filth and discoloration using a combination of biodegradable chemicals and a low-pressure, non-abrasive water jet. Soft washing is done using a low-pressure water jet that you may put your palm in front of without risk, but a high-pressure jet will lacerate and harm exposed skin.
Why isn’t power washing always the best option?
Power washing with high pressure can permanently destroy any surface that is present in or around your home. A high-pressure jet can leak and cause invisible damage to vinyl siding in addition to damaging and discoloring it. Additionally, it has the ability to shoot water behind the siding.
A high-pressure jet can scratch the soft pulp of wood, peel paint from surfaces, and destroy the lignin, which keeps the pulp together and provides boards with their structural integrity. The mortar holding bricks and stones together can become loose and eroded by the high-pressure jet, which can also permanently stain concrete, stone, and brick.
The high-pressure jet mechanically eliminates the lichen, mold, algae, and mildew from surfaces, giving them a fresh appearance. However, because the plant life was not chemically treated and eliminated at the source, it usually grows back fast.
Why do people not use soft siding and trim cleaning services more often?
Most people think soft wash is pricey, but the truth is that just because the equipment is more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean the cost of the service will be higher. When compared to our competitors’ power cleaning prices, WindowGuru’s vinyl siding cleaning costs are typically competitive. Additionally, since soft washing both eliminates and kills the source of the unattractive stains, your home’s outside surfaces will continue to be clean for a longer period of time, adding to their long-term value.