Home and Roof Soft Wash Services - Discover a Pressure Wash and Power Wash Alternative Near Warren, RI

The Days of Worrying about your Home's exterior Needs are GONE

GONE Home Services provides an alternative to home power washing and pressure washing.  Our soft wash service will dramatically improve the look of your house, roof, or other home exterior surface.   Soft wash is also a safer, long-lasting solution. 

We have over 30 years experience improving the look of home exteriors in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

What is a Soft Wash?

A soft wash is an eco-friendly, low pressure alternative to power washing or pressure washing.  The soft wash process is safer, less damaging to surfaces, and leaves your exterior cleaner for longer.

With a traditional power or pressure wash, dirt, mold, and other exterior build up is blown away by powerful water streams.  Unfortunately this process can damage your exterior, particularly if you have an older, wooden shingles. 

You’re also likely to see mold and algae return quickly.

Soft wash uses a lower pressure stream of warmer water, combined with eco-friendly cleaning solution.  Our solution kills mold, algae, fungus, bacteria and other exterior buildup.  Because the cleaning solution addresses the root cause, a soft wash may last for years.

And most importantly there is far lower risk of damage to your shingles or windows.

Read our comprehensive guide comparing Soft wash and power wash here!

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House or Roof Soft Wash

Are you looking to dramatically improve the look of your home? Are you interesting in protecting your roof from the dangerous growth of algae or other bacteria? See if our safe, eco-friendly alternative to power or pressure washing is right for your home!
Soft Wash

Softwash treatment is a method of exterior house cleaning that uses eco-friendly biodegradable cleaning solutions and low-pressure application to gently remove dirt, grime, mold, mildew, and other environmental contaminants from residential and commercial buildings. This process is preferred over traditional pressure washing due to its gentler approach and positive environmental impact.

The main purpose of softwashing is to use cleaning agents that are safer for the environment but still powerful enough to effectively clean surfaces without damaging them. Softwashing is often used on roofs, siding, decks, fences and more to help restore their appearance. It can also be used to sanitize hard surfaces prior to painting or sealing them.

Softwashing works by using a combination of biodegradable cleaning solutions and low-pressure water application. The cleaning solution contains ingredients such as surfactants (detergents), sodas (sodium carbonate), secateurs (sodium percarbonate) which are all designed to break down organic matter such as dirt, mold, algae and fungi. Depending on the specific job requirements additional ingredients may be added for stronger results such as acids or bleaches.

The low-pressure water application helps the detergent solution penetrate the surface it’s being applied onto so it can work its way through dirt, grime and other materials stuck onto it. After the mixture has been left for an adequate period of time – usually between 15-30 minutes – a rinse cycle follows which removes the remaining detergent solution as well as any contaminants that have been broken down during this process. This ensures no residues are left behind after treatment is complete while providing excellent results in terms of appearance restoration and sanitation levels.

Softwash is a safer and more effective cleaning method than pressure washing, as it uses less pressure and detergents that are gentler on the surface, while still effectively removing dirt and grime from the surface. Softwash solutions typically contain surfactants and mild biodegradable detergents that break down dirt and grease, allowing for easier removal with low-pressure water jets. The process also kills bacteria, mold, and other microorganisms, which helps keep surfaces cleaner for longer. Softwashing also leaves behind a protective barrier on the surface that helps prevent future growth of grime and debris. Moreover, softwashing does not require harsh chemicals or solvents to be used during the cleaning process, making it much safer for both humans and the environment. Unlike pressure washing, softwashing will not leave behind any damage to the surface or cause any erosion due to its low-pressure output. Additionally, the use of softwashing can help protect surfaces from weathering over time. This is particularly beneficial in areas where there is high humidity or UV exposure, as it can help preserve surfaces such as brick walls or wooden decks for many years before needing to be re-cleaned. Ultimately, softwashing offers an outstanding cleaning solution that is safe for people and the environment while still being effective at removing dirt and grime from various types of surfaces.

When softwashing a roof, there are several different chemicals that can be used depending on the type of material that makes up the surface. Commonly used chemicals include sodium hypochlorite (bleach), potassium hydroxide (caustic soda or lye), hydrogen peroxide, and quaternary ammonium compounds (quats). Sodium hypochlorite is a low cost option and effective against organic materials such as algae, moss, lichens and fungi. Potassium hydroxide has greater cleaning power than bleach but is more expensive, while hydrogen peroxide provides additional sanitization benefits and quats can be used as an anti-microbial agent.

The use of these chemicals is not without risk; however, with proper dilution and application techniques, the risks can be minimized. For example, sodium hypochlorite must be diluted to the appropriate ratio for safe use on roofing materials to prevent damage or discoloration over time. Potassium hydroxide requires even more caution because it is much more corrosive than bleach and should always be handled with protective gloves, clothing and eyewear in addition to being properly diluted. Hydrogen peroxide has fewer cautions associated with its use but should still be handled with care due to its oxidizing characteristics. Quats need to be applied in a manner that it does not run off the roof onto adjacent plants or grass where it could harm them.

It is always best practice to take all necessary precautions when using any of these chemicals for softwashing roofs including reading product labels for mixing instructions prior to applying them. In addition, following best practices when dealing with any chemical substance on a roof include using appropriate protective gear such as safety glasses and respirators when needed; never mixing two different types of chemicals together; testing small areas first prior to large applications; always rinsing thoroughly after application; limiting contact time where possible and avoiding direct contact with skin or eyes if possible while wearing rubber gloves at all times.

Softwashing is more cost effective than power washing because it is a more thorough cleaning that doesn’t need to be done as often. There’s also less potential for damage.

Softwashing is a cleaning method that doesn’t involve the force of a pressure washer. Rather, it utilizes surfactants, detergents, and other less abrasive techniques to break down dirt and grime on surfaces. This type of cleaning can be applied to almost any exterior surface such as vinyl siding, stucco, brick, concrete, stone, cedar shingles, and more.

The benefits of softwashing go beyond cost-effectiveness when compared to power washing. It can also help protect your property from damage as the process does not use high-pressure sprays or harsh chemicals that could potentially harm materials or sealants used in some surfaces. Plus, softwashing leaves no streaks or residue behind; so you don’t have to worry about any discoloration being left behind once the job is done.

Softwashing provides additional advantages over traditional power washing because it takes longer to break down organic matter like mold and mildew (which are most commonly found on outdoor surfaces). Power washing typically only removes debris from a surface’s top layer instead of penetrating through it and removing the source of these contaminants. Softwashing can also allow for deeper cleaning in hard-to-reach areas like gutters and small crevices which would otherwise require costly repairs if they were damaged by more powerful cleaning methods.

Most importantly though, softwashing helps maintain the integrity of your property while providing a more thorough clean than power washing alone can offer. Softwashing eliminates the need for expensive repairs due to damage caused by high pressure water jets or harsh chemicals and gives your home or business an overall cleaner look with fewer repeat cleanings due to its efficiency in removing organic material from all kinds of outdoor surfaces.

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Why Soft Wash your Roof?

The buildup of algae on your roof can shorten your roof’s life by up to ten years!

Gloeocapsa Magma (algae) takes over your roof as it’s exposed to the heat of the sun and humidity of the air.  

A well built roof is designed to reflect damaging UV light, but the algae blocks that process, leading to rot in your shingles.

Soft washing is also eco-friendly, child and pet-friendly, and safe for your plants and vegetation. 

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