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Frequently Asked Questions About Soft washing

  • What is soft washing?

    Soft washing is a cleaning process that uses low-pressure water combined with specialized cleaning solutions to remove organic matter, dirt, grime, and algae from exterior surfaces. Unlike traditional cleaning methods, Soft washing is gentle on your property’s surfaces, making it ideal for delicate materials.

  • What types of surfaces can be soft washed?

    Soft washing is the best option for cleaning surfaces that are more delicate or prone to damage from high pressure washing. This includes surfaces such as wood decks, stucco walls, and roofs.

  • How much does it cost to soft wash a house?

    As a general rule of thumb in our local market and nationally, prices vary greatly from .10 to .30 a square foot or more. The price aligns with your home’s style, materials, number of stories, balconies, porches, outdoor kitchens, dormers, expertise needed and property protection required. 

  • What is the difference between pressure and power washing?

    Pressure washing and power washing are interchangeable terms.  Different terms used in different parts of the country to express the same cleaning concept.

  • Why should I wash my roof?

    Algae, mildew, and bacteria can cause your roof to deteriorate and shorten its lifespan. Washing your roof will help remove these substances and keep your home looking and performing its best

  • Is soft washing safe for all roofs?

    Soft washing is safe for most roofs, but it is always important to consult with a professional before beginning your project. We always take extra precautions in order to protect your roof and make sure that it will stand the test of time.

  • How often should I have my house washed?

    On average, homeowners soft wash their house every 1-3 years. These are our recommendations for specific circumstances:

    • If you live in an area that has particularly high traffic (such as if your house is located next to a busy road) or high amounts of rainfall, then it might be best to wash your home more frequently than the average 1-3 year period.

    • If you live in a dry climate with little rainfall, your home might go 4-6 years without needing to be washed.
    It is always important to consult with a professional to get an accurate recommendation for how often your home should be washed.

  • Should soft washing remove oil stains?

    Soft washing is mainly for the cleaning of organic growth. Inorganic stains are removed through a different process using a variation of treatments and pressures. For more information on soft washing, please contact us today! We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get started with this safe and effective cleaning method.

  • Will soft washing with bleach kill plants?

    Soft washing with bleach can kill plants, if done without care and proper property protection. This process may raise the pH level of your soil because of its alkalinity. It is best to keep your plants well hydrated before, during and after soft washing. We use a neutralizer during the cleaning process to ensure that your plants remain strong and vibrant.

  • What chemicals are used in soft washing?

    The two most commonly used cleaning solutions that are used in over 99% of soft washing are Biodegradable Soap and Sodium Hypochlorite.

  • What are Biodegradable Soaps?

    Biodegradable soaps are made from fats or oils instead of petroleum. They break down naturally as opposed to traditional chemical soaps, which can be harmful to the environment.

  • Will soft washing remove deck paint?

    Soft washing will not remove deck paint. If you are looking to remove deck paint, we recommend using a professional painter or wood working company.

  • How long will soft washing last?

    Soft washing will typically last 1-3 years, but this varies depending on the condition and materials of your home, humidity, temperature and the amount of rainfall in your area.

The Right Questions to Ask a Soft Washing Service Company

Hiring a soft washing company is an important decision.  There are many questions you can ask to better understand what soft washing can do for your home and how the process works.

  • Are you insured?

    One of the most important questions to ask a soft washing company is whether or not they are insured. If damage or a personal injury occurs on your property, you will want to know that the company is covered and will be held liable, not yourself.

  • Do you have references?

    It is always best to ask for references and research your options online prior to selecting the best choice for you.  Read our testimonials to see what our past clients have to say about us.

  • How long will the project take?

    Most residential washing is completed in less than one day.  We have professional equipment, multiple trucks and many team members eager to clean your home. For more information on soft washing, please contact us today! We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get started with this safe and effective cleaning method.

  • What is your cleaning process?

    Our soft washing process begins by inspecting the exterior of your home. We will look for any signs of algae, mildew and other organic growth to determine what products and cleaning techniques will be most effective.

    Next, we will pre-treat any areas that need extra attention to begin breaking down any built-up organic matter. We then select the appropriate ratio of our cleaning solutions to begin the soft washing process.

    We will carefully clean every nook and cranny of your home, making sure to have your home looking its best. Once we are completed, we will rinse your home with fresh water to ensure that it is completely clean.

    For more information on soft washing, please contact us today! We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get started with this safe and effective cleaning method.

  • Can you adjust to my schedule?

    We are happy to work with you to find a time that works best for you.  When you are happy, we are happy.

  • Can you share proof of the quality of your work?

    We are proud of the work that we do, and our happy customers are the best proof. Check out some before and after photos below.

  • Do you offer a guarantee for your service?

    We stand behind our work and we always do our best to ensure that you are satisfied. We prefer you to be home when we are at your home, giving you the opportunity to approve our cleaning prior to us leaving.

  • Do You Work With Commercial Clients?

    Yes, we work with commercial clients. We have the experience and expertise to handle any project, big or small. For more information on soft washing, visit our services page! We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get started with this safe and effective cleaning method.



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