How Do You Soft Wash?

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Soft washing is typically preferred for cleaning surfaces because it provides a lasting solution to algae and other unwanted substances. Luckily, soft washing is reasonably easy to carry out. However, let’s look at the meaning of soft washing.

What is Soft Washing?

Soft washing is a cleaning method whereby low pressure and specialized solutions are used to remove dirt, stains, algae, and other rigid, stuck materials from exterior surfaces.

Chemical surfactants improve the water’s ability to wash away unwanted muck. The surfactant will also help prevent excessive run-off that makes the solution remain on your roof longer for better effectiveness.

Why you should Soft Wash

Algae (Gloeocapsa Magma) often leave black streaks all over your roof shingles. The organism thrives in humidity and spread outs, causing a destructive effect on your roof. It mainly feeds off moisture that your roof shingles hold on to. With this, your roof begins to lose the ability to reflect the intensity of UV rays and with time, the shingles get rotten.

Soft washing is the best way to effectively remove algae without damaging the shingles which leads to voiding any warranty.

The Soft Wash method eliminates all fungal, bacterial, and plant life and also any dirt and grime from your roof safely. It returns your roof to its original color with little or no risk of damage to your roofing shingles.  


It’s always best to hire a professional soft washing company to handle cleaning the exterior of your home. They have all the right equipment and take all the necessary safety precautions to get the job done correctly the first time.

For a free Soft Washing quote contact us today at The Clear Factor! (508-418-9274)