Soft Wash Buying Tips
What is Soft Washing?
Soft washing is the cleaning process that uses chemical resistant pumps to apply sodium hypochlorite at low pressure to clean organic stains. Soft washing is the best method for removing moss, lichen, algae, mold, mildew for soft surfaces such as rooftops, siding, stucco, and other delicate surfaces. Pressure washing on the other hand can damage soft surfaces due to the higher pressure.
Soft Wash ejects a much higher GPM (gallons per minute) and lower PSI (pounds per square inch). Pressure wash is the opposite of soft washing in that it provides lower GPM and higher PSI, producing a more powerful stream of water and blasting loose the stubborn dirt and grime.
Is soft washing effective?
Yes. We offer special cleaning solutions that meticulously works at buildup, stains, and other eyesores. Your siding looks cleaner – and the process is safer.
What will you need to start soft washing?
The first thing you need to start soft washing is a soft wash system. At its most basic level, a soft wash system consists of a tank for holding chemicals, a pump and hoses for removing chemical, a trigger gun for controlling flow, and a nozzle to guide the spray.
We offer a single and dual tank Smartwash softwash system that can be a great cost efficient way to get started soft washing.
Soft Wash Chemicals
Soft washing is and will always be the application of a chemical to a surface where the chemical does all of the killing and cleaning of the microbe. Soft washing chemicals need only be applied to clean. No pressure is needed for the cleaning, only for the application. Anywhere the chemical can reach will be cleaned by the chemical. The chemical is not selective. It cleans whatever it comes in contact with.
All our available soft wash chemicals are completely biodegradable and break down into carbon and or water within 10 days of introduction into the environment.