frequently asked questions

What is Soft Washing?

Soft washing is a technique that treats the infection of the stain and lets the cleaning solutions sanitize, doing 100% of the work, killing all mildew, algae and lichens at the root, not just the surface.  This creates a longer lasting clean with no damaging pressure or harsh chemicals.  Soft washing only uses 1/3 the water than pressure washing and is better for your home, family and the environment.   

The History of Soft Washing

Over 25 years ago, SoftWash Systems creator, used his background in horticulture to look at the problem of algae streaking in a different way compared to the typical high pressure washing method.  Instead they went with a low pressure system that relies 100% on cleaning solutions.  

Since then, their soft washing equipment and exterior cleaning solutions have been used in 30 states of the US and 5 countries. Their in-network companies have cleaned in excess of 100,000 roofs and structures throughout the world and their products have been approved for use by major theme parks, property management companies, government buildings, installations, colleges, and universities. To this date there is no safer, better respected, and more widely used soft washing product line available. - SoftWash Systems

Why Choose Soft Washing vs. Pressure Washing?

Pressure washing only relies on water and pressure to do the cleaning.  This high pressure (1,500+ PSI) just blasts the surface and bacteria further in, leaving the root of the bacteria behind and possibly creating more damage to the surface. Soft washing uses low pressure (80 PSI) and relies on 100% biodegradable cleaning solutions to kill all bacteria at the root, without damage, resulting in a longer lasting clean for your property.

Why is it Important to Eradicate all Bacteria?

When pressure washing leaves behind the filament root system of the bacteria, the bacteria will grow back faster. This can cause higher utility bills, unsightly curb appeal, increased allergies, shorter lifespan of the surface, insurance companies can even drop coverage on a roof that is "too dirty". So it is important for your investment that all bacteria is completely removed.

Is Soft Washing Environmentally Safe?

All solutions used are eco-friendly and 100% biodegradable.  These water based solutions break down to carbon and water within 20 days of introduction into the soil. We also do everything to protect your plants, landscaping and property.  All plants are wet down before and during the SoftWash process.  After cleaning, a plant solution is applied with fertilizers and nutrients to complete the process. 

Is there a Guarantee?

We use proprietary solutions to remove those ugly roof stains.  Our process provides a 99.9% kill ratio on mildew, algae and lichens.  This method sanitizes the roots and inhibits return of growth, therefore we offer a 5 Year Spot Free Limited Warranty  with a complete asphalt roof cleaning.  You can also transfer warranty on your contract if you sell your home within the 5 years.   

What is Soft Washing?

Watch our video to hear why soft washing is the superior alternative to pressure washing! We specialize in gentle, low-pressure, 100% biodegradable cleaning and bulk exterior sanitizing for your exterior cleaning needs.