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    Soft Washing Services

    If you have experience cleaning your home’s exterior, you’re probably well-acquainted with power washing, which gives a like-new feel to years-old surfaces. It strips away dirt, grime, and, unfortunately, the material if you power wash the wrong surfaces. At Evergreen Window Cleaning, we’ll explain when and why to call for “soft washing near me.”


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    What Is Soft Washing?

    Soft washing gives you the same spotless outcome as power washing but does so with a gentler process that uses a low-pressure pump and nozzle combined with sanitizing solutions. Therefore, rather than using the force of about 500 to 3,000 pounds per square inch, it removes dirt, stains, mold, algae, and more from softer surfaces with an eco-friendly solution that eats away at the grime. 

    Some surfaces that better benefit from soft washing include:

    • Painted facades
    • Stucco
    • Roofs 
    • Awnings
    • Doors
    • Windows 
    • Sidings
    • Fences 

    How Soft Washing Works

    For soft washing to be effective, your technician comes to your home with the proper soft washing equipment, which uses under 500 PSI of water, alongside spray guns, low-pressure nozzle tips, and lances. If washing high exterior household areas, like the roof or upper walls and windows, they’ll utilize ladders or lifts. 

    Before spraying, the technician moistens nearby vegetation to protect it and then mixes water and a biodegradable cleaning agent in the washer’s tank. Then, they attach the correct nozzle. It’s imperative they set it to the appropriate PSI, depending on the surface, to keep it safe. The solution sits for 10 minutes before the technician uses the low-pressure water application to spray clean water and wash away the solution.

    For environmental safety and protection during the process, the professionals wear goggles, gloves, and other protective equipment and carefully read chemical labels to prevent accidents. 

    Benefits of Soft Washing

    To better understand if you need “soft washing services near me,” consider the benefits of soft washing a house. One of the biggest pros is its gentleness on sensitive surfaces. 

    For instance, your roof sees a lot of water damage, especially during storms, meaning fungal growth is not only possible but likely over time. The growth is more than unsightly since it poses a health hazard, so you’ll need immediate algae and mold removal. However, power washing causes shingles to lift, break, or fly off the rooftop, so you’ll need a soft washing service to double as roof shingle cleaning

    Soft washing also helps remove mold, mildew, algae, and dirt from porous materials like brick, delicate glass, and wood (since power washing leaves it damp for longer, allowing more fungal growth.) Because it’s gentle on delicate surfaces, it helps preserve property value by keeping your property healthy looking without jeopardizing material sturdiness. 

    You’ll also see longer-lasting results compared to power washes since the detergent used in soft washing services leaves behind an eco-friendly chemical that continues to kill algae-growing bacteria long after the wash. Therefore, you’re not only removing what’s there but adding a preventative measure for long-term success. 

    Applications of Soft Washing 

    Although power washing is more heard of, soft washing house applications are better for most parts of your home, depending on your goal. For instance, if you want to remove a layer of peeling or chipped paint from your exterior walls or prepare your patio for staining, a hard wash is ideal. But, if you’re not considering renovations other than washing your home, consider soft washing these surfaces:

    • A porous concrete driveway to kill moss and remove stains caused by oil leaks and other spills
    • Vulnerable asphalt shingle rooftops or other weak roofing materials, gutters, and sidings that have mold and mildew
    • Decks or patios comprising wood that may absorb too much water from power washing or have a paint or stain finish
    • Windows, doors, and siding that have fungal growth or moss
    • Other delicate surfaces that have stains, rust, algae, fungi, or dirt

    Choose Evergreen for Professional Soft Washing Services!

    Sometimes, it’s difficult to tell when you need a soft washing service and what sort of soft washing equipment can get the job done. That’s when you need our family-owned and operated team. For almost 25 years, we’ve been providing hard and soft washing services in the Greater Seattle area using state-of-the-art equipment, so trust we know when and where to use each option. 

    When you need “soft washing near me,” contact Evergreen Window Cleaning by calling or filling out our online form. Start your low-risk deep cleanings by requesting a free quote today! We can help with window cleaning, gutter cleaning, moss removal, maintenance, and more.

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