Frequently Asked Questions

Roof

Can I pressure wash my roof?


Absolutely not. Your shingles have particulants and texture that are designed to protect your home. We want to remove the least of amount of this protection as possible. This is why we soft wash to kill the growth and restore your roof's color.




Can't I just use Moss B Ware or another powder on my roof?


Moss Out's main ingredient is zinc sulfate monohydrate. This chemical at preventing growth but does very little to kill the existing growth or its food sources. It does very little to kill the growth that exists on the home currently. The results are that your roof will take 4-6 weeks to appear clean and will remain so far less than using a soft wash treatment.




Can I just Zinc strips installed on the roof?


Yes but this will not clean a roof. Zinc strips change the PH balance of rainwater discrouaging growth. It does very little to kill the exisiting growth on a roof.





House

Should I pressure wash my house?


Absolutly not! The amount of pressure generated by a pressure washer can cause permanent and expensive damage to your home siding or roof. Also, you could be introducing water under your protective panels creating a perfect breading ground for mold. Insteady, look into soft washing.





Pricing

How much does it cost to hire a pressure washer?


The cost varies depending on project, risk, amount of treatment used, and distance. All of these are caluclated and we are able to form an estimate right over the phone.




I found someone much cheaper. Why?


Unfortunately, there are many people that are willing to pressure wash a home inspite of the immediate danger of damage, EPA fines, and more. Also, there are a number of operators that do not carry the Washington State Speciality Contractor's license, $1,000,0000 in insurance, and bond with the state in order to operate legally. Lastly, these individuals are not building their business on a scalable model that take in consideration their materials and equipement. They will likely not be operating long after trouble with their equipment or damaging a property.





General

What's the difference between pressure washing and soft washing?


Pressure washing or power washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, chewing gum and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces. Soft washing is a low pressure cleaning process commonly used to safely treat and remove organic matter: mildew, bacteria, algae, fungus, moss, lichens in addition to dirt, grime and spiderwebs.




Why should I hire someone when I can just buy a pressure washer?


Exterior cleaning specialist have the training to create the best cleaning plan for many different surfaces. We take inconsideration the hardness of the material, paint finish, water flow management, dirt managemnt, and other sensitive surroundings items. When you hire a exterior cleaning specialist, you are not just renting equipment and labor. You are investing in a knowledgeable expert who will clean your property quickly and effeciently without causing damage.




What is in the Soft Wash treatment?


It's no secret. In fact, we want everyone customer to be fully aware of what products we are using on their property. Soft washing is a mixture of water, a surfactant (a fancy word for soap), and sodium hypochlorite (the active ingredent in bleach). The exterior cleaning professional will assess the cleaning project and blend these ingredients together to get the desired results.




My friend/neighbor/family member has a pressure washer. Can I let them do it?


Sure. But keep in mind, many people are not trained in the proper techniques, dangers, and EPA regulations. As the homeowner, you are shouldering the full risk of damage and fines.