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Washability Exterior Cleaning Services

SoftWashing

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Softwashing is safer and more effective than power washing

Kent’s softwash specialist, Washability, clean domestic and small commercial external hard standing surfaces including:
Pressure Washing Block Paving Maidestone
Pressure Washing Block Paving Maidestone

We use a jet wash free system with a product based cleaning agent, which gently cleans the surface effectively. This unique cleaning solution was especially developed to provide a safe “soft-cleaning” process that cleans without damaging all kinds of exterior surfaces. By choosing our soft wash method you are choosing to deal with the actual root of the growth meaning that the rejuvenated appearance will last much longer. Unlike pressure washing this gentle cleanse will not damage the surface which leaves it more porous and susceptible to quicker re-growth and it will not strip out fillers and sealants. When used on decking, fencing and garden furniture it will not mark the wood or remove the varnish.

Algae is both unsightly and dangerous to walk on, regular cleaning will ensure the area is safe to walk on all year round.

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Softwash benefits over power wash

While power wash certainly has its place in property maintenance, there are many reasons that you may want to consider softwash for your next clean. Softwashing is suited to external hard surfaces including, driveway, patio or decking. For both first time cleans and routine maintenance, soft wash has significant advantages over power wash:

So what is softwash?

Softwashing is the use of a combination of biodegradable chemicals and a low-pressure, non-abrasive water jet to combat harmful and unsightly algae, mould, and lichen, while cleaning off hard to remove dirt and discolouration. The low pressure water jet is unofficially described as any jet that you could safely put your hand in front of, whereas the high pressure jet will cause laceration and damage to uncovered skin.

Why is Power Wash Not Preferred in Most Cases?

High pressure power washing can cause permanent damage to all surfaces commonly found on and around your home. Not only can a high pressure jet damage and discolour vinyl cladding, it can also shoot water underneath the cladding, causing leaking and unseen damage.
With wood, a high pressure jet can strip nishes, etch the soft pulp of the wood, and damage the lignin that holds the pulp together, and gives the boards their structural integrity. The high pressure jet can permanently discolour concrete, stone, and brick, and it can loosen and erode the mortar between bricks and stone.

Aesthetically speaking, the high pressure jet mechanically removes the algae, mould, lichen and mildew from surfaces, making it look clean. That plant life typically grows back quickly however, because it was not chemically treated and eliminated at the source.

Why Don’t More People Use Softwash?

The DIY homeowner is more likely to purchase a relatively inexpensive pressure washer from a DIY store than to invest the several thousand pounds it costs for a commercial grade soft wash system. Regrettably, the same can be said for many “professionals” who market their power washing services. Just because the equipment is more expensive, it doesn’t mean the cost for the service is necessarily higher. Our softwashing prices are generally competitive with jet washing prices. And, considering that softwashing both removes and combats the source of the unsightly stains, your home and exterior surfaces will stay clean longer, representing a better long-term value.