When it comes to cleaning the exterior of homes, we know many people rely on pressure washing. While this may be the first option that comes to mind for getting a thorough cleaning job, pressure washing a house is not without its drawbacks. The main reason we recommend soft washing is that the force of water can have serious side effects on even the most durable materials. A home isn’t always built to withstand the powerful impact of pressure washing. Also many people are injured performing high pressure house washing due to the hazards of using high pressure on ladders, many homeowners are seeking alternative methods to get the house washing they need.
Soft Washing is a Safe Alternative to Power Washing
Soft washing is a method for cleaning houses that was developed to provide long-term results while avoiding some of the problems other solutions are known for. Soft washing is very effective at removing stains caused by algae, mold, mildew, fungus, and other similar problems.This method involves using a combination of custom made cleaning mixtures and a consistent, low-pressure spray to remove the source of the problem. Not only does this help to improve the appearance of a house, it ensures that the issues don’t return quickly after your done.
Soft Washing Also Cleans Concrete Without The Risk Of High Pressure
Another Alternative to High Pressure Power Washing Is Using Low Pressure High Water Volume
Using high water volume and low pressure (LPHWV) to wash you house is another great alternative to high pressure power washing. This method to uses the weight of the water to break the mold and algae loose then the volume of water washes it away. Typical this method is best used on modern single family houses above 3000 sq ft with a brick front and 3 sides of venally siding. Some companies may claim the are doing LPHWV cleaning but they a lying unless you see them pull up in a van with a water tank on it. Power Washers that put our 7-9 gallons a minute need a water take great pressure and create a surplus of water. I’m willing to bet that you house at home does not put out 7 - 9 gallons a minute.
Deck Power Washing
If you’re power washing a deck you’ll need the appropriate equipment and chemicals to prevent damaging the wood while at the same time removing dirt and other contaminants. If you’re going to power washing and staining a deck that has an old color of stain on it we can strip that color before power washing. The best way to power wash a deck is using a power washing with a minimum of 4000 psi’s and a pump that pushes out 5 -8 gallons per minute.
Power Washing Brick
If you have green algae or mold growing on the exterior of your bricks we can use soft washing chemicals to kill the organic materials. We do not recommend power washing a brick house unless it absolutely necessary. Bricks develop their own unique color as they age that we do not want to it strip away or damage the mortar holding the bricks together. If your mortar has gaps in it or it’s beginning to crack we recommend having a brick mansion fix it before you hire us or any other company to clean your brick home. Brick patio’s, driveways and walkways usually require power washing because water sits on top of the surface and allows the roots of algae and moss to grow deep.
Power Washing Concrete
Power Washing concrete isn’t always recommended as your first option for cleaning concrete surfaces. For some concrete surfaces like walkways, stairs, or a porch soft washing will clean your surface and make it look like new again without speeding up the erosion process by forcing water into the small pores in the concrete. Some surfaces will need to be power washed using high pressure with a high water volume to push dirt and other contaminates like oil out of the pores. We recommend using a power washer to clean your driveway, foundation, and back stairwell.
Roof Cleaning Alexandria to Fairfax VA
There are many Roof Cleaning Companies in Northern Virginia that use different techniques to clean stains off of your roofs shingles. Our Soft Wash roof cleaning solutions are the safest and most effective in the industry for removing black and green stains from your asphalt shingles or tile roof. Many amateurs will offer to power wash your roof with high pressure using a general all purpose cleaner they get from home Depot. Power Washing your roof will remove the stains but it can physically damage the shingles. The pressurized water vapor can leak water under the roof and the cleaning chemicals they use may dry out your roofing materials because they may have degreasers in their cleaning solutions and are unaware of it. We use a technique called soft washing that focuses on using science to clean the mold, green algae, and black stains on your roof. Unlike other roof cleaning companies we don't use one formula for every roof. We use roof cleaning solutions that are "ECO Friendly" and chlorine based cleaning solutions for more difficult jobs.
When your roof is dirty, your home or business can be at risk because those stains on your roof are more than dirt. Those black and green stains on your roof are organic organisms such as Mold, Algae, and Moss. Everything from rain to drafts to pests can get inside once your roofing materials starts to become damaged. Some people fail to realize that a stained or dirty roof can be at risk for serious structural problems in the future. Improper roof washing can only further damage your roof with high pressure or harsh chemicals. Elite Exterior Renovations is a trusted roof cleaning company that offers a soft washingroof cleaning service. We are specialists in soft washing for roof cleaning and have experience in cleaning a wide verity of roof stains. When you get services from us, you can feel secure knowing your roof is in good hands.
Get the Power Washing Treatment You Need
Every homeowner wants to make sure their home looks great. A clean house is more sanitary and will last longer. If you’re looking for a quality house wash in Northern Virginia, we can help. Our proven soft-washing method can remove the algae and pollution that causes unsightly stains – without damaging your siding, or lawn.