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Soft-Wash vs. Pressure Wash
Most of the stains on homes, roofs and sidings is caused by mold, mildew, moss, and algae. These stains release spores that travel from building to building by air. These spores do not choose where to land. They land everywhere but will grow faster on the shady sides of the building. It’s always best to treat the whole roof or wash the entire house.
This is where soft-wash proves superior to other methods. Soft-washing is about using the proper detergent for each specific stain. Organic staining, like mold and mildew, needs disinfecting power to make sure the mold is killed 100%. Soiled cement may require a degreasing soap while rust and oxidation stains require something else. An inexperienced contractor may simply blast away at each surface hoping to achieve their objective.
Soft-Washing moldy siding would require a detergent with a 5% to 8% bleach solution along with the proper surfactants. We use special surfactants that aid in the rinsing of the windows. These rinsing agents and water softeners is the closest one could get without actually getting a professional windows cleaning.
Soft-Wash Roof Cleaning
A roof should never be pressure washed. Regardless of asphalt shingle, slate, tile, or cedar, pressure wash is never a wise decision. Black staining, moss, lichens, and algae are all treated the same way. Roof cleaning soaps may differ depending on the type of roof. Cedar roofs require a very mild detergent. Slate roofs require more surfactant to help the soap cling to the smooth stone surface. It is the chlorination in the soap that creates sterilization. With 2 men on each job, one guy sprays the roof while the other keeps the perimeter saturated with water. Some delicate landscape and annuals will be covered. Over spray would not kill soft pedaled flowers, but they will drop their leaves. Hardy shrubs and grass are more resilient. Bushes and grass have a hard waxy membrane. This soap needs to have the proper ph level to kill the growth on the roof. It is a safe yet powerful sterilizing agent. All measures are taken to avoid overspray and run off. Gutter leader are always bagged and run off is reclaimed.
Learn more about roof cleaning in this video
The Cost Of Roof Cleaning NJ
Price depends on size, accessibility, surrounding landscape, and over all novelty. Prices start at $499. Highest end is $1499. Very large slate or cedar roofs can run $3000.00 + depending on the factors listed above. Cedar and Slate roofs cannot be walked on. Their a bit more tricky.
Power Washing New Jersey Pressure Washing
At times, it’s good to use pressure when doing large areas of cement, pool patios, massive long rows of vinyl fencing. Our primary cleaning source is Soft-Wash, but you’ll need more than that for large cement areas. Especially large paver patios that have become overgrown with moss and weeds. We use large turbo nozzles on gravity fed 3500psi at 8 gallons per minute. This is gibberish for the ultimate cleaning systems. We have 4 cleaning units and can handle most large emergency clean-ups on short notice.
Gutter Whitening and Gutter Cleaning
Gutters tarnish. They stop shining. Then their just “there”. If they’re not too far gone they may benefit from a gutter polish. It’s like a jewelry cleaning for your gutters. It removes that top layer of oxidation to allow them to shine again. This oxidation cannot be removed by soft-wash. This is one of those things that needs its own soap applied manually.
Check out our Woodbridge 07095 Roof Cleaning and Power Washing Video
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