The Science Behind House Pressure Washing

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It’s no secret that our team at Lily’s SoftWash greatly prefers soft washing as an alternative to traditional house pressure washing. If you’ve turned to us for any form of house pressure washing services before, or if you’re new to our services, you may wonder how soft washing works and why it works so well.

The Science Behind House Pressure Washing

At its core, soft washing relies on an innovative chemical solution that is designed to break down and remove dirt, algae, mold, and other contaminants. These chemicals are biodegradable and feature a combination of surfactants and detergents, which break down contaminants at a molecular level. These cleaning agents are also eco-friendly and have a minimal impact on the environment.

Unlike high-pressure house pressure washing methods, soft washing techniques use low-pressure nozzles to apply the cleaning solution. This gentle approach allows the cleaning agents to do most of the work without damaging the surface materials.

Once applied, the cleaning solution’s active ingredients initiate a chemical reaction with the organic contaminants. For example, this process breaks down algae and mold, bringing them to their cellular structures and allowing for easier removal. Soft washing does require a dwelling period, where the cleaning solution remains on the treated surface. This lets the chemicals deeply penetrate and dissolve the contaminants for a deep, lasting clean.

At the conclusion of the dwell time, the surface is then rinsed with low-pressure water, eliminating the broken-down contaminants. Do you have any questions about this alternative to standard house pressure washing works? If you do, don’t hesitate to contact us!