Are you considering soft pressure washing? While most people turn to standard power washing to clean their home exterior, it’s important to understand the best kind of washing methods for each part of your home. As with all home maintenance, you want to select the best cleaning methods that increase the longevity of your house’s structure.
When most people consider how they are going to clean their home exteriors, they turn to power washing as the preferable method. Power washing uses higher temperatures and enough pressure to blast off much of the dirt and grime that makes our homes look grimey. Since it is so effective in cleaning our siding and sidewalks, we might assume that it would be the best method of cleaning all parts of our home exterior. But, if you’ve ever had a machine get away from you for a minute you know the damage power washers cause when the pressure is too high.
Soft washing uses a low-pressure technique that is combined with a cleaning solution designed to kill much of the plant life eating away at your home’s exterior. This includes mold, mildew, bacteria, algae, moss, and other fungus known to make people sick.
One of the most vulnerable parts of your house is your roof. Storm damage, accidents such as falling tree limbs, and even small holes can cause leaks or worse that send water throughout your house. Roof maintenance is essential to the overall health of your home.
Florida homes are known to grow algae commonly found on roofs following hot temperatures accompanied by high humidity. When left untreated, the algae, such as Gloeocapsa Magma, and its signature black streaks, will eventually rot the shingles, taking up to 10 years off of the life of a roof. Soft washing effectively removes algae without damaging the shingles.
Since roofs see the most significant growth of algae during the summer months, fall is the perfect time to consider scheduling your soft pressure washing. As temperatures start to cool, even slightly, the slowed growth of everything from algae to bacteria can be temporarily halted with a good washing.
Soft washing uses a higher volume of cleaning solutions and more water versus pressure. The process will safely clean your roof, returning it to its original color with no risk of damage to the roofing materials. So, rather than skip pressure washing your home in Brevard County, FL, contact Pressure Washing by Mike Schwab to schedule your soft pressure washing. We’re available to service your residential or commercial property with pressure washing and paver sealing needs. Give us a call today for a free estimate.