Soft washing is a cleaning method that uses low-pressure hot water and specialised cleaning solutions to remove dirt, grime, and other stains from exterior surfaces such as roofs. This method is gentle and effective, and it does not damage the surface being cleaned. Soft washing is commonly used for cleaning delicate surfaces that cannot withstand high-pressure washing, such as shingle roofs, stucco, and painted surfaces. The cleaning solutions used in soft washing are environmentally friendly and safe for plants and animals.
How do we Soft wash:
Soft washing a roof is an effective and safe method of cleaning that involves the use of low-pressure hot water and a cleaning solution to remove dirt, grime, and other stains from the roof. Here are the steps to soft wash a roof:
Prepare the cleaning solution:
We mix a cleaning solution that is safe for your roof, we use a commercial roof cleaner and a detergent.
Protect the surrounding area:
Cover the plants, bushes, and other landscaping around the house with plastic sheeting to prevent the cleaning solution from damaging them.
Use low-pressure water:
Connect a low-pressure nozzle to our pressure washer and adjust the pressure to around 300 PSI. High-pressure water can damage the shingles and cause leaks.
Apply our cleaning solution:
Spray the cleaning solution on the roof using a pump sprayer or a soft washing system. Start at the top of the roof and work your way down, making sure to cover the entire surface.
Let the solution sit:
Allow the cleaning solution to sit on the roof for 10-15 minutes to loosen the dirt and stains.
Rinse the roof:
Rinse the roof thoroughly with low-pressure water to remove the cleaning solution and the dirt.
Repeat if necessary:
If there are still stains on the roof, repeat the process until the roof is clean.
Remove the plastic sheeting and clean up any debris or cleaning solution that may have fallen on the ground.
Improved curb appeal:
A clean roof can enhance the overall appearance of your home or commercial building, making it more attractive to potential buyers or visitors.
Regular roof cleaning can help prevent damage caused by debris, algae, and moss growth, which can lead to leaks and other structural issues.
Extends roof life:
A clean roof can last longer than a dirty one. Regular cleaning can help extend the life of your roof, saving you money on costly repairs and replacements.
Better energy efficiency:
A dirty roof can harbour mould, mildew, and bacteria, which can have negative health effects on people living or working in the building. Regular cleaning can help prevent these issues.