Frequently Asked Questions About Pressure Washing & Soft Washing
What water pressure do you use to wash houses?
When our Portland pressure washing company refers to "Soft washing", it means most things are cleaned with low pressure - only usually between about 60 to 300 psi depending on the surface type and the stains we are working on.
I'm worried about my landscape. How do you deal with it when pressure washing?
Our soft washing method uses low-pressure water and a biodegradable environmentally-friendly cleaning solution that won't harm your landscape. Our technicians take special care not to trample on or damage your plants during the process.We do take great care protecting your landscape but there is a potential to damage plants and landscaping if not careful.
How often should I get roof cleaning?
Roof cleaning and other exterior cleaning should be done every 2 to 3 years in Portland. It is highly important to keep algae off the roof shingles or the roof won't last as long as it should.
How often do you recommend house washing?
It depends on how dirty your home's exterior gets. Some homes located next to manufacturing or chemical plants get dirty pretty quickly so need pressure washing more often. Generally speaking, get house washing about every two years but you can do it as often as you need it by hiring a soft washing company.
Why shouldn't I use regular pressure washing to clean my roof?
Be sure you do not hire a roof cleaning company that uses high-pressure water methods or the warranty on your roof shingles could be voided. Manufacturers recommend soft washing over full-power pressure washing for roof cleaning to remove algae and prevent it from growing back. Improper cleaning methods can void the warranty and will lead to an early roof replacement.
Is it true that my siding won't last as long without pressure washing?
In climates like Portland, pressure washing your home's siding is important, as it is for all exterior surfaces. Siding damage can be prevented by scheduling a seasonal house washing service with our soft washing company.
I noticed these raised black spots near the bottom of the siding on my house. What is that?
It is likely a fungus that is caused by certain mushrooms that grow in mulched garden beds. Our soft washing service will kill the fungus and treat the surface to prevent its regrowth for a few months.