SOFTWASHING IS AN EXTERNAL CLEANING SOLUTION FOR CLEANING BUILDINGS, ROOFS, AND EXTERIORS WITHOUT THE DANGER OF HIGH-PRESSURE CLEANING. IT LASTS FOR A LONG TIME AND IS SAFE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.
What is Softwashing?
Softwashing is a method of cleaning exterior hard surfaces to eliminate organic growth using cleaning chemicals applied at low pressure rather than potentially damaging high pressure or jet washing. It may be used on both commercial and residential properties because the procedure and principle are the same.
Each cleaning surface will be evaluated individually to identify the amount and kind of biological growth present. The surface will next be cleaned with a customized batch of cleaning solution. This can be sprayed on, or a soft bristles brush can be used to stir the solution into the surface, aiding the cleaning process. This will be left to do its job, which will be to destroy all biological pollutants. If necessary, the surface will be washed with clean water.
- Organic spores and growths are eradicated.
- Longer-lasting results may be more cost-effective.
- Surface damage is less likely, and there is little noise or disruption during cleaning.
- Less water used.
Organic Growth Types
Over time, biological sources can contaminate any hard surface, especially those that are outside and exposed to the elements. These can have a detrimental impact on the appearance of the surface as well as shorten its life expectancy.
Organic growth can take many forms, but it can involve any or all of the following…
Among other things, black fungus, red algae, green algae, moss, lichen, and black spot mould (otherwise known as mildew). There are many additional types of organic development, but with our mild, damp, and cloudy weather, the above are the most common in Ireland.
What Surfaces Can Softwashing Be Used To Clean?
The softwashing approach can be used to clean almost any hard external surface, including… Renderings, bricks, roofing, natural stone slabs, block pavement, timber decking, fences, stone, tarmac, concrete, and other materials Softwashing can be used to cleanse and clean any surface that has some form of organic development.
Mosses are non-vascular flowerless plants that grow in dense green clumps or mats in damp or shaded environments.
Moulds feed on organic matter and do not require light to thrive. They appear as grey, green, brown, or black spots or patches.
- Linchen Black Spot Removal
Lichens and mosses eat minerals and need light to grow. On the surface, lichens resemble leathery incrustations. Mosses are frequently found in the form of green cushions or tufts.
Algae growth can take the form of green, red, or brown regions of powdery deposits that can become slimy when moist.