Soft Washing Services
Safe, Low-Pressure Cleaning for Roofs and More
Soft washing is a safe and effective method for cleaning delicate surfaces without causing damage. If you need to clean a surface that may be too delicate for pressure washing, consider hiring LA Blast Away, a soft washing specialist. Soft washing is the preferred method for cleaning delicate surfaces such as roofs, awnings, and painted surfaces. LA Blast Away has provided professional soft washing services throughout the area since 2000.
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What is the Difference Between Pressure Washing and Soft Washing?
Soft washing and pressure washing are both methods of cleaning surfaces, but they differ in terms of the amount of pressure applied to the surface being cleaned.
Pressure washing involves using a high-pressure stream of water to blast away dirt, algae, and mold from exterior surfaces. It is an effective method for cleaning hard, durable surfaces such as concrete, brick, and stone. However, pressure washing can damage softer surfaces such as wood, stucco, and roofing materials.
Soft washing, on the other hand, uses a low-pressure stream of water and specialized cleaning solutions to gently clean surfaces without causing damage. The solution is what does the cleaning, rather than the agitation. It is an ideal method for cleaning delicate surfaces such as roofs, awnings, and painted surfaces. Soft washing is also effective for removing algae, mildew, and other organic stains.
Types of Surfaces LA Blast Away Soft Washes
LA Blast Away frequently use soft washing techniques instead of pressure cleaning when the surface being cleaned is delicate or when pressure washing may cause damage. We frequently soft-wash roofs on local homes and commercial buildings.
Other surfaces cleaned by LA Blast Away using soft washing include siding, decks, and fences. When you call (818) 873-2969 to have an exterior surface cleaned, we'll take a look at the level of dirt or mildew on it as well as the material it's made from and let you know our thoughts on the best method to use. It is important to note that not all surfaces can be soft-washed. For example, some types of roofing materials, such as slate or tile, may not be suitable for soft washing. Driveways, sidewalks, and parking lots are best suited for high-power pressure cleaning.
LA Blast Away's Process for Soft Washing Services
For 23 years, LA Blast Away has provided professional soft washing services to area residences and businesses.
The steps involved in soft washing a roof include the following:
Surface prep: The roof is first inspected and cleared of any debris, such as leaves or branches.
Applying cleaning solution: A specialized cleaning solution is applied to the surface, which helps to loosen and dissolve any dirt, grime, or organic stains such as mold or mildew.
Allowing the solution to soak in: The cleaning solution needs time to penetrate and break down the stains on the roof. Depending on the severity of the stains, the solution may need to dwell for several minutes or even hours.
Rinsing the surface: After the solution has had time to work, the roof is then rinsed with a low-pressure stream of water to remove the residue.