What Is Soft Washing?
Soft washing is best understood compared to pressure washing:
Pressure washing equipment uses a high pressure, or PSI, to clean your home. This means that water and cleaning detergent hit the affected surface with a high force.
Soft washing equipment uses a similar approach but dials back on the pressure. This means that you’re getting a comprehensive clean without a heavy dose of force.
Why Is Soft Washing The Perfect Match For Your Siding?
Your siding isn’t designed to stand up to prolonged force. It isn’t just bad for it; it can cause irreversible damage. That’s why we use soft washing. With a low pressure, our technicians can be intentional about their cleaning process. Using this method, we remove:
Stains and fading
Mold, mildew, algae, and moss
Don't use high pressure on your home! Professional exterior cleaning of a home is best accomplished by low pressure and detergents. Our crews use the newest advances in the industry to ensure consistent results and clean homes without damaging your property. Oakland Power Washing takes extra measures to prevent damage to electrical outlets, door locks, security cameras and landscaping.
Vinyl siding & Stucco are two of the most common and delicate materials we clean. Safely doing so requires a process which professionals refer to as “Soft-washing.” This process utilizes cold water and very specific cleaning agents that do all the work rather than high pressure. These detergents are applied at 600-800 psi. As you can see in the video below this is low enough that you can easily put your hand in front of it without causing harm to you, much less anything else. Our cleaning detergents have surfactants and rinse aides just like your dishwasher soaps. This helps your windows clean up nicely along with your siding. Algaecide is another important ingredient that helps to slow the return of the unsightly green algae that you are probably, currently plagued with.
Call us today for a free estimate! Don’t settle for less we at Oakland Power Washing love your home just as much as our own!!!!
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