What is the difference between soft washing and pressure washing?
It’s simple to nail down the difference between the two exterior cleaning methods.
Pressure washing is the use of high-pressure water spray on a surface to remove mold, mildew, dirt, grime, mud and more.
Soft washing is a low-pressure cleaning process with the use of chemicals on a surface to remove and break down lichen, mold, algae, bacteria, moss, dirt and more.
Soft washing is an alternative cleaning process for delicate surfaces such as roofs or vinyl siding. Allbrite’s team is trained in both pressure washing and soft washing methods to deliver you professional and knowledgeable service. To learn about the benefits of an Allbrite soft wash cleaning, click here.
When hiring a contractor it’s important to always get 3 standard estimates. Then compare each company and what they have to offer in order to make an informed decision based on your budget and needs as a consumer.
When comparing Allbrite’s house washing service to other contractors in Maryland remember that our house wash includes the brightening of gutters and the cleaning of the downspouts, the soffits, siding, flashing, windows (rinsed), and shutters if present.
Yes, you read that right — Gutter Brightening is included in our house wash!
We have a saying at Allbrite – think of your home as a face. The windows are the eyes and the gutters are the teeth. We aren’t going to wash the face of your home without brushing the teeth of it as well.
With each house washing service, we hand scrub every gutter to remove the oxidation staining which removes the black streaky lines and faded coloring.
There’s a difference between cleaning gutters and brightening gutters. We can clean your gutters the same way we will clean your siding (this will remove the mold, mildew and algae that’s on the face of the gutters) but that will not remove the black streaks. Removing the black streaks is a separate process and requires more detail but it’s always included in our house washing service.
We’re back here at this fence we cleaned on Tuesday getting ready to stain/seal it. We are using a natural tone cwf-uv stain, you can find this at any local Home Depot.
We’ve done a little prep work, got some of the sanding done and laid tarps down along with tapping off other areas that need to be covered. The process of staining isn’t necessarily hard rather tedious. If you plan to stain your fence or wood surface yourself, it is much easier with two sets of hands. Order some pizza and grab a buddy to help you conquer your project.
Our process is to spray the first coat on the fence, back-brushing that coat into the wood so it’s fully saturated, then come back at a different angle and spray a second coat of sealant on. Finishing off with back-brushing that last coat of sealant into the wood. This particular fence project used 30 gallons of sealant by the time we were finished. Glad we were able to finish before July 4th for this customer!
What can we help you wash?
✅Soft Wash Roof Cleaning
Give us a call to get a jump start on your next outdoor project!
Back to school is around the corner. Last week we had the pleasure of getting McDaniel College clean for the fall semester by pressure washing and soft washing various buildings around campus.
It was a nice change of pace having our whole team on one job. Tackling the mold & mildew together, one wash at a time, was rewarding and enjoyable. The beautiful historic campus located at the Hill, LIFTed our spirits when the ugly stains were gone and the buildings were shining.
Check out some photos below and our YouTube videos from the McDaniel project!
Allbrite is a Certified Applicator through SoftWash Systems & we only operate using all manufacturer’s recommendations for roof cleaning. Check out this year’s roof projects. Have any questions? Contact Us today!