The "Deferred Maintenance" Problem
What About Soft-Washing?
Soft-washing is a process that incorporates the use of low-pressure nozzles on the end of the pressure wand. When combined with biodegradable (people, plant, and pet friendly) chemicals, this technique removes stains associated with mold, algae, pollen, and dirt - all of which are closely associated with our southern climate. This process is decidedly the best option for roofs, patios, fences, or siding. Soft washing does no harm to either paint or the masonry of the structure. In fact, the ONLY time we recommend or will actually conduct high-pressure types of cleaning is on bare concrete.
Only Trust Professionals
Both methods of cleaning have their place when you trust the job to a professional. Pressure washing and soft washing pros know their surfaces and know what applications are best in certain spaces. Succinctly, talk with a service professional about their equipment and their cleaning methods before you write the check. Industry professionals should be able to easily explain what applications they intend to use to solve your particular problem. Check their reputations on Google and other sites, and ask pointed questions. Pressure washing contractors who can't explain or demonstrate that they have the proper equipment probably should be avoided.