What Is Softwashing?

The process of softwashing involves using low-pressure nozzles at the end of a pressure washing wand. This technique was originally developed to remove algae stains from roofs in a safe way. However, it is used today to clean various surfaces around homeowners’ properties.

Safe, effective, and biodegradable chemicals are used to wash away mold, pollen, algae, moss, dirt, and other stains that have occurred on the surfaces of your home. The sprays used during a softwashing treatment typically include chemicals that stunt the growth of microorganisms to clean, sanitize, and prevent them from growing back in the future. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, the cleaning solution that is applied is unique and customized to the needs of each individual home.

Why Softwashing is Necessary

New Jersey homes are particularly susceptible to developing dark and unsightly stains on asphalt roofs. The limestone used in asphalt roofs to prevent fire actually serves as a source of food for algae and bacteria. The result is a discolored surface that detracts from the beauty and cleanliness of your home.

Microorganisms often migrate from the roofs of homes to create unattractive stains on other areas of a home’s exterior as well. When left untreated, this phenomenon can cause asphalt shingles to break and result in structural damage to tiles and siding.

Benefits of Softwashing Instead of Pressure Washing

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Many homeowners are hesitant to powerwash their homes because of the risk of damage to their homes’ surfaces or nearby plants. This is one reason why softwashing has become a popular option among homeowners in New Jersey. When compared to powerwashing, softwashing reduces your risk of household damage with a similar or better level of cleaning effectiveness.

These are just a few of the many benefits of softwashing your home:

  • Removes algae, bacteria, fungus, moss, and lichens
  • No damage to asphalt shingles
  • Low-pressure system won’t create leaks
  • Cost effective solution to remove surface stains