What is ‘PRESSURE WASHING’?
Pressure washing has been around for years and is often the go to choice for the ‘ultimate clean’. Pressure washing, like many things, is useful in the right application. We use it for cleaning of concrete and vehicles.
Our equipment is capable of delivering 3500 PSI @ 10GPM along with 210º water for the ultimate clean. This combination allows us to produce a clean surface efficiently in some instances without the use of chemicals or detergents.
Unfortunately, high pressure can also damage many surfaces and should be used sparingly when cleaning outdoor surfaces. We have come across too many projects started with high pressure used in the wrong situation.
What is ‘SOFT WASHING’?
SoftWashing originated more than 35 years ago as a developmental divergence from pressure washing in Florida where the organic growths on surfaces are rather legendary. Since then, it has become a extremely successful method for treating and preserving all surfaces that can be pressure washed. The focus is put on the delivery of potent 100% biodegradable chemicals at gentle and low pressures.
Our methods don’t just sanitize a surface, we keep those surfaces treated long after we’ve left. By focusing more on the careful application of our EPA compliant chemicals, rather than the sheer brute force of pressure washing with hot water, we are able to truly deep-treat your surfaces.
We use soft washing methods on almost everything except for concrete.
Soft Washing Advantages?
No Pressure Damage
Pressure washers can cause serious damage to a roof or other surfaces, particularly if it’s older. They create erosion and strip away materials that might have been loosened up by decomposition or aging. While it’s an appropriate method for heavy-equipment, most commercial and residential projects benefit much more from the softwash method.
More Eco-Friendly Sanitizing Option
Pressure washers utilize anywhere from 3 to 8 gallons of water per minute. In one hour of cleaning, a pressure washer can use from 180 gallons upwards to 480 gallons of water. On the other hand, soft washing just uses approximately 60 gallons of treatment solution, which is made up of about 40 gallons of water.
It Treats The Infestation
The surfaces on your home and business properties aren’t just dirty, they’re infected. Typical pressure washing merely gets rid of the outer layer of this biomass and doesn’t fix the root of the problem, leaving your surface susceptible again. Organic growth on your surfaces is like shrubs–if you cut it back, it will come back healthier and stronger. The growth must be attacked at the source.
The softwash treatment solution is so effective that it lasts 4 to 6 times longer than pressure washing, which means your surfaces stay sanitized longer. Making it more sustainable for the environment and your wallet.
Environmentally Friendly Chemicals
When we use the word “chemicals,” it makes some people nervous, but it’s really not such a dirty word. In fact, everything is a chemical including water, (Dihydrogen Monoxide). The chemicals we use aid in the break down of contaminants and infestations, so they can be easily washed away. They do all the work without all the pressure. Our chemicals are water based, ship non-hazardous, and are biodegradable, meaning they break down into carbon and water within 20 days of their introduction into the environment, leaving no contaminants behind. We guarantee to replace 100% of any plants that are harmed from our chemicals. We are trained to neutralize any caustic reaction, and knowledgeable to mix the proper chemicals together to achieve the intended effect.
Kansas climate isn’t ideal for roofing. So it isn’t unusual to see stains – but it is ugly, and it is dangerous.
The worst part is that so many homeowners don’t even know that roofs can be cleaned and they end up spending TONS of money unnecessarily on a new roof. Would you replace your car just because it is dirty? No! You would take it to the car wash.
Most of the black stains on your roof are the result of Gloeocapsa Magma, an algae-like bacteria that feeds on the asphalt in your shingles. The more they spread, the bigger the stain… And the more damaged your home is.
Ugly roof stains on your roof?
Your roof makes up 40% or your house seen from the road. No doubt that they detract from your home’s curb appeal. And depending on what is growing up there, it could very well be harmful to your roof. Rest easy, as there is a safe, shingle-manufacturer-approvedmethod to rid your roof of those embarrassing stains. We’re specialized in this unique professional roof cleaning service.
Safe, effective, roof stain removal
Asphalt shingle manufacturers such as GAF, CertainTEED, TAMKO and Owens Corning have mandated a very specific process to remove those unsightly stains with literally no pressure. Instead, the process relies on chemistry, allowing the roof stains to literally disappear in front of your eyes. Since no pressure is used there’s no concerns for damage. Nor are there any shingle warranty concerns.
Roof moss removal
The same approved process is used for roof moss and lichen as well. There is however, a transition period with these types of growths. They’ll need time to decay and safely fall away from the shingles. Per the manufacturers, physical agitation is never to be used.