Since the introduction of pressure washers, the standard practice for cleaning has been to direct a powerful stream of water at the surface. This high-pressure water jet removes contaminants and brightens the surface.
There is a time and a place for everything, including pressure washing. However, this method of cleaning can quickly damage the surface, especially soft materials such as wooden shakes used as roofing material. In situations like this, the better solution is to hire a company that provides soft wash roof cleaning in Fayetteville.
The soft washing process uses water at pressure as well, the same pressure that comes out of your tap. The process uses eco-friendly chemicals. When these chemicals have done their job and rinsed off, the roof surface is as good as new, and there is no damage.
How Does the Process Work?
A cleaning solution is a mild form of chlorine bleach. It is the same chemical used to disinfect and treat swimming pools and treat drinking water. By the time the solution is mixed with water, the bleach content has been diluted.
Upon application, this soft wash roof cleaning solution dissolves any algae, mold, or mildew that has taken root on the roof. Dirt, dust, rotted leaf matter and other debris are washed away.
The water stream is weak, so much so that you can place your hand in front of the spray head without causing pain or injury. This “pressure lack” is the system’s advantage. The chances of damaging the roof or the exterior surface of the home are drastically reduced.
Benefits of Soft Wash
- Reduce the chance of damaging the roof as well as reducing the chance of water penetration.
- Algae, mold, and mildew are killed at the molecular level. The roof will stay cleaner, longer.
- Requires less water than cleaning with a pressure washer
In hot, humid climates, such as that experienced in Georgia, have your roof soft washed twice a year for maximum effectiveness.