What is Soft Wash?


What is Soft Washing and What are the Benefits?


Soft washing is a low-pressure cleaning technique that uses specialized equipment and cleaning solutions to remove dirt, algae, mold, and other contaminants from the exterior of buildings and surfaces. While soft washing can improve the aesthetic appearance of a building, also indirectly, soft washing can contribute to improved energy efficiency.

For example:


  1. Improved insulation: Soft washing can remove debris and buildup from the exterior of a building, allowing for better inspection of the building’s insulation.   This can lead to the identification and repair of insulation gaps and leaks, which can improve the building’s energy efficiency.


  1. Reduced Cooling Needs: Soft washing can remove algae and other organic growth from roofs, reducing the amount of heat that is absorbed by the building.   This can lead to lower energy costs.


  1. Extended Lifespan of Exterior Features: Soft washing can help to extend the lifespan of exterior features such as roofs, walls, and windows, by removing damaging contaminants.   This can help to maintain the integrity of the building envelope, which can reduce energy loss and improve energy efficiency, improvements in curb appearance increase the looks and value of your home.


Overall, while soft washing may not directly improve energy efficiency, it can indirectly contribute to a more energy-efficient building by promoting better insulation, reducing cooling needs, extending the lifespan of exterior features, and reducing the need for artificial lighting.