Soft Washing

AB Contracting is happy to offer an additional service, soft washing, to our list of professional services. Our cleaning methods will leave your exterior surfaces looking new after ridding them of any mildew and algae growth. Soft washing allows us to carefully apply chemical solutions to the surfaces of your home or commercial buildings without a lot of pressure.

Leaving mildew or any harmful substance on the surfaces of your home or business can potentially harm your family and employees. Soft washing is becoming the preferred way to perform maintenance cleanings for homes and commercial buildings. It can have a positive impact on your building’s appearance and your bottom line. 

What Is Soft Washing?

A soft wash involves using low-pressure nozzles at the end of a pressure washing gun and specialized cleaning solutions. This effective but gentle washing method is designed to not cause damage to the surface of your home or plants.

To achieve any kind of lasting result against these microbial substances, you cannot treat just half a roof or half a wall. A soft wash must be applied to the entire surface to ensure these stains do not linger.

Elements that are typically removed from surfaces by soft washing include:

  • Mildew
  • Bacteria
  • Algae
  • Organic stains from roofs and building exteriors

Soft washing can be used to clean roofs, decks, patios, siding, or fencing very thoroughly. It also maintains paint and masonry longer. Soft wash solutions go deeper than just the surface of the building material. It seeps into every crevice and pore.

The simplest soft washing rig consists of just a few parts: the tank, the pump, the hose and finally the spray gun.  A soft wash has everything to do with the delivery of the cleaning chemicals. Soft wash systems merely deliver a potent mix of chemicalthat treat the building exterior surface. The chemicals do all the cleaning, removing the organic- based stain without harsh water pressure.

Soft washing chemicals need only be applied to clean. No pressure is needed for the cleaning, only for the application. Soft washing allows a surface to stay clean longer, resulting in less cleaning visits from a professional. This means less water, chemicals, time, and money are used.




Our Soft Washing Process

Our process starts with an on-site visit to create a scope of work based on your property’s exact needs.  Upon project approval, we post initial notices to signal affected individuals of the upcoming work.  At AB Contracting, our team will adjust all solutions to ensure no surrounding landscaping or environmental properties are affected by the cleaning process. 

We spray the mixture of soap and sodium hyper-chlorite onto mildew or algae-covered surfaces and let it remain for approximately 5 minutes.  Then clean the surface using a heavy water rinse. The results produce surfaces that look new and uniform, unlike the streakiness produced with typical pressure washing.

Trust Your Local Contractor

AB Contracting is a local business serving the community for over 15 years. We pride ourselves in providing the most professional, skilled and responsive services in the area.

We are here to make sure your property is looking its best. Contact us today to schedule your soft wash cleaning.