Power washing your house can have many benefits such as improving the curb appeal of your home to even improving the perceived value of your home if you plan on selling it.
In this quick overview, we will cover a few of the biggest benefits of power washing your house.
Before we begin, it is important to mention that when it comes to “Power washing” your house, high pressure is never a good option. Instead what we recommend is a process known as soft washing. Soft washing is simply the process of using safe cleaning solutions to bring the siding back to its original look rather than relying on dangerous high pressure washing.
Now that we’re gotten that out of the way, let’s get into it!
Pressure washing will only blast off the surfacewhereas soft washing will treat the infection of the stain creating a deeper, longer lasting clean.
Miller Soft Wash serving Elkhart county and surrounding areas.
Benefit #1: Increases Homes Perceived Value
When you plan on putting your house on the market it is a very good idea to do everything you can to increase the value of your home in order to maximize the price. Power washing and exterior cleaning is one of the cheapest solutions available to you that will have the biggest price increase for your home.
First impressions are everything! You wouldn’t want a prospective buyer to be turned away from your home simply because the first impression is covered with green algae and cobwebs. A quick soft wash is something that can easily and affordably solve this problem.
Benefit #2: Increases You Homes Curb Appeal
If you are having a barbeque or a family get- together would you want your house to look dirty?
This is one of the biggest problems with algae and other organic materials that grow on your homes siding. Your home is your biggest asset, one of the most important possessions that you own, it represents you and your family. You keep the inside of your home cleaned for visitors, it makes sense to also keep the outside of your home cleaned!
Benefit #3: Remove the health hazard presented by the airborne algae
If you have a deck or a patio and you regularly enjoy sitting outside with your family, did you know that the unsightly green algae growing on your siding and deck is also airborne? You’re breathing it in everytime you sit on your deck or spend time around the exterior of your home!
The reason we love our soft washing solution so much more than pressure washing is that our solution actually sanitizes your siding, decks, and patios rather than just removing what you can see. This means that the algae is removed and will stay removed for a much longer period of time.
So as you can see, cleaning your home’s siding has many more benefits than just the looks! It can improve the value of your home and the health and safety of your loved ones.
If you would like to get more information about having a professional clean your homes siding, please reach out to us at any time by giving us a call or filling out the form on our website.
It’s in the same category as power washing and pressure washing but it doesn’t involve using hot water as power washing does or using pressure as pressure washing does.
The only time a soft washeruses a pressure washer is on concrete however a soft washer will pretreat the driveway before pressure washing meaning they will apply a solution to kill any black mold.
Soft washing has evolved from pressure washing. Soft washing uses a biodegradable soap to do the cleaning for a more gental method of cleaning. Softwashing can be used both for commercial and residential properties. A soft wash is best known for a Roof Cleaning procedure but that is just the tip of the iceberg of what a soft wash can do! Today their is a soap for all your exterior surfaces.
“Elkhart’s Miller Soft Wash is a pressure washing service provider for the Michiana Area. We only use 100% biodegradable cleaning solutions for your exterior cleaning needs. The use of our professional, soft washing method maximizes the cleaning value for your home, creating a more deeper, longer lasting clean and is manufacturer prescribed by ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) and GAF (North America’s Largest Roofing Manufacturer) for cleaning asphalt shingle roofs. Soft washing is a alternative technique to power washing/pressure washing that treats the infection of the stain and lets the cleaning solutions sanitize, doing 100% of the work, killing all mildew, algae, moss, and lichen at the root, not just cleaning the surface”
A soft wash will take care of all the dirty built up that the Michigan and Indiana weather has brought your house over the years and a soft wash will brighten up the exterior whereas a pressure washer will not be able to do. A soft wash is done by applying a biodegradable solution and letting it penetrate the surface bringing you a deeper and longer lasting clean.
Pressure washing is like shaving, cleaning up the surface but letting tiny roots of hair to come right back whereas soft washing is like waxing taking care of the root of the problem.
With soft washing we can remove the green stuff from your siding without using any pressure!
What is Better then a Clean Home?
Even if your house doesn’t have any green moss growth on the siding you will still be amazed at how clean and fresh a soft washing will make your home.
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Miller Soft Wash New Paris Indiana providing soft washing for Elkhart, Granger, South Bend, Bremen, Nappanee, Warsaw, Fort Wayne, Lagrange, Sturgis, White Pigeon, Constantine, Shipshewanna and all surrounding areas
Do you want to increase your property value? Are you wanting to sell your home? Or maybe you are a realtor who wants to increase their profit margin.
Here at Miller soft wash of Elkhart we specialize in cleaning roofs and the exterior of houses using a proven soft wash method that has a deeper, longer lasting clean where we treat the infection of the stain treating the root of the problem not just blasting off the surface.
If your roof has a black algae growth then a roof soft wash is highly recommended this is even recommended as a maintenance upkeep from the shingle manufacturers, a roof soft wash will boost your curb appeal and increase the value of your home by thousands of dollars, so if your thinking about selling your home or refinancing and your roof has this black algae/black streaks then let us help you increase your property value.
If you have it clean on the inside why not have it clean on the outside?
A lot of people overlook the exterior of their home and forget how clean and fresh their home actually looked brand new. A soft wash will restore this fresh look therefore increasing the value.
A lot of homes look OK from a distance but you get up close and they have a thin layer of black mold growing on their gutters which we can clean they have black mold underneath their siding black mold on their concrete driveway all which they forget is dirty but once we’re done cleaning they’re just like wow!
So if you want to sell your home you want the buyer to say wow or if you want to refinance you want the appraiser to say wow this home is really being maintained this automatically makes them value the home more so hiring a House washing service is a no brainer once you really think about it.
Michiana’s pressure washing company MillerSoftWash is having a limited time spring promotion!
#1 Schedule a roof softwash cleaning with a exterior house wash to get a $100 discount!
#2 Schedule any roof softwash and get a $50 discount!
#3 Schedule any exterior house wash and get a $30 discount!
Are you searching for a “residential pressure washing company near me” to find the best deal possible but still trying to find the best pressure washing service? Then look no further then right here!
MillerSoftWash values it’s customers property like it’s their own. Our reviews speak for themselves. 32 reviews on Google 14 reviews on Facebook with a lot of reviews in our comment section 30 reviews on thumbtack two reviews on home advisor.
Miller soft wash is owner operated by Kenneth Miller from new Paris Indiana. A pressure washing service provider that only uses a pressure washer on concrete otherwise we treat the stains with a biodegradable solution and let our soap do 100% of the work without blasting at your siding or shingles with high pressure.
Do you know those ugly black streaks and stains on your roof can be safely cleaned and treated? Did you realize those ugly streaks are actually fungus and bacteria eating away at your roof? Our soft wash eco-friendly bleach based roof cleaning system can safely clean your roof and treat the fungus feeding on your shingles. The black stains on your roof are a form of Gloecapsa Magma (Algae) and are transported from roof to roof by airborne spores. Over time the bacteria develops a filament root system and begins to eat into the shingles, thus slowly decomposing your roof.
In order to treat these types of bacteria and algae, they must be cleaned with the appropriate amount of eco-friendly biodegradable solutions to ensure a 100% kill ratio. Pressure washing will not only damage your roof, but will result in the bacteria and/or algae growing right back. Roofs will lose as much as 50% of their service life from infestation of these organisms. This loss of service life can cost property owners thousands of dollars in premature replacement and service costs. In addition to the damage a dirty roof will cause, dark staining on your roof will absorb more heat and raise under roof attic temperatures, costing property owners additional sums of money in terms of electricity costs.
If a customer maintains their roof regularly, they will extend the service life of their roof significantly. In order to clean your roof safely and effectively we use a soft wash cleaning system which exerts no pressure on your roof. More specifically, we use a eco-friendly biodegradable treatment onto your roof and let the solution do the work. There is no brushing, scraping or power washing. The pressure is comparable to what the average garden hose will deliver. Our detergent has been approved by all major shingle manufacturers GAFalong with the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association ARMA. At Miller Soft Wash were not just cleaning your roof, we’re extending your roof’s future!
Yes, it’s often worth it to hire a pro service provider to wash the exterior of your house or business. The main benefits of hiring a professional pressure washer include the pro’s ability to clean without damaging your property (removing the risk for personal injury) and their ability to spot problems before they occur.
With DIY pressure washing, you can save money and get familiar with your property’s nooks and crannies. However, you run the risk of damaging your siding and your paint, falling off a ladder, hurting yourself with the high-pressure water and not spotting problems that an experienced pro would be able to spot.
Is Soft Washing really a superior, safer approach to clean your home? To start, let’s look at how the two systems operate. They both run water through a pump and a hose, and the water is then sprayed onto the exterior to remove dirt, mold, and the like.
1. A Pressure Washing service provider will just use the high pressure to blast away the dirt. A pressure washing Service tech will have to keep a steady an close distance to the surface to make sure to keep a even look especially on siding because they will be disturbing any oxidation that may be on the siding. “Oxidation is caused by the sun and will make vinyl an metal siding to fade creating a small white chalk like powder.”
Here are the key contrasts to pressure washing: With pressure cleaning, the water is pressurized, so it sprays harder to remove mold, dirt, and so on. The advantages of this system are that you can utilize fewer chemicals when cleaning and that you can provide a more thorough cleaning for tougher surfaces such as a concrete driveway.
Is pressure cleaning safe? Yes. But like anything, if you don’t utilize the equipment appropriately, you can cause harm. But if you appropriately use a pressure cleaning system, you will cause no harm to any surface and you can get surfaces clean with few, if any, chemicals.
2. Soft washing runs water through a pump with very little pressurization. This system normally consists of a higher volume of water rather than pressurized water being sprayed from the hose. Soft Washing also uses a higher concentration of chemicals or cleaning solutions when cleaning a home. Where a pressure cleaner may be able to remove some dirt with no chemicals because of the pressure, soft washing systems need the chemicals to loosen the dirt before the water is sprayed to remove it.
The benefit of soft washing is that there is less pressure being applied to a home, meaning there is a smaller chance of causing damage and the biodegradable chemicals creates a deeper an longer lasting clean by killing all organic growths at the root whereas pressure washing will only blast off the surface leaving a tiny root to sprout again. Is soft washing safe? Yes. Like pressure cleaning, though, if you do not use the system properly, you may cause damage. High chemical concentrates can kill plant life and damage certain surfaces. Properly used, though, soft washing is a safe way to clean.
So, which system is better? Well, being a exterior cleaner myself I highly recommend soft washing. For example with pressure washing you have to climb ladders with your high pressure wand which is not safe or you have to rent a lift to somehow get you up close to where your cleaning but with soft washing a cleaner can usually do it all from the ground.
When You Should Pressure-Wash:
A Professional Pressure Washing Service would be a recommended application when the substrates are hard and very resilient to damage of any kind from pressure. They (Pro Pressure Cleaning Service) will have the proper ratios equipped in a downstream injector (the thing that sucks up the chemicals from the tank and into the hose) in order to not place too much or too little on the siding of your home.
Pressure Washing substrates include:
The thought here is to apply the solution and let it dwell long enough to loosen up the mildew or soiling where when you hit it with pressure or hot water. Since the solution concentrate is back seat to pressure, one can begin pressure washing within about 5 minutes of applying the solution. It is always best practice to apply the solution with a professional grade surfactant (contains wetting agents to keep the solution wet longer) in order to maximize the cleaning process and to kill any mildew spores that are present.
Follow chemical treatment with high-pressure wash and rinse and even heat in order to remove any contaminants from the surface.
When You Should Soft-Wash:
A Soft Washing Service will normally be a professional Pressure Washing Service with the right Soft Washing equipment. 90% of the time, the fly by nighters will not have the correct equipment in order to apply the right amount of chemical at the right ratios in order to perform a proper Soft Washing of your home. With that being said, I would recommend a Soft Washing process on substrates that are notoriously hard to get clean with pressure or would be damaged if one were to use high pressure on them.
Soft-Wash substrates include:
Soft Washing requires being cognitive of your landscape and of the substrate you are washing as direct harm can happen to landscape if the plants are not pre-soaked with water before treatment begins.
How To Soft Wash Your Home:
Start by premixing your Sodium Hypochlorite and your surfactant,(you want to make sure that you use the correct amount because you do not want visible bubble bath like suds on the house nor do you want to much SH as this could harm the siding) many Professional Soft Washing companies choose to use a proportioner system that does this automatically in order to control the flow and ratio of chemicals on the fly.
Then, after you have pre-soaked the landscape with water, start applying your mix, apply generously because if you have mixed your ratios correctly for the substrate you are cleaning you won’t have to worry about over applying. Now, allow to dwell on the siding.
Come back in about 5 minutes and see what your effect to the mildew has been. When dealing with Vinyl Siding, you may only need to apply once, if you are cleaning a more porous stubborn substrate like stucco, you may need to up your concentration on your proportioner then reapply. Apply as many times as you need to in order to get the desired result, then turn all chemicals off and rinse with pure water. Make sure you rinse enough to dilute any and all chemicals that were present.
The secret to great results in pressure washing and soft washing is to understand the capabilities of your equipment and chemicals.
Many Professional Soft Washing Companies have access to chemicals at concentrations that consumers just cannot obtain at the local hardware store. This completely changes the game entirely, because they can also control what concentrations get sprayed where. (ex. Higher concentration for the roof, low concentration for vinyl siding) all on the truck, within the same day.
If you are considering getting this service for your home, make sure that you hire a reputable company with great reviews and a wealth of knowledge about what they will be applying to your home (also, weather soft washing or pressure washing would be a good fit). If they know what they’re doing, you shouldn’t have any problems and your home should shine bright when they’re done!
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. Soft washing originated as an alternative to pressure washing where high pressure can cause damages.
The application is achieved from low pressure dedicated pumps where measurements of commonly used products, mainly sodium hypochlorite and detergents can be preciously metered and applied.
Soft Washing continues to evolve. Pumps now available producing more pressure than original electric diaphragm pumps, allowing solution to be safely applied at further distances and adding increased rinsing volume. (Booster pumps, air diaphragm, and gas powered diaphragm pumps). Neutralizing agents to aid in reducing damages that can be caused by chemicals. Soft washing has drastically changed the proficiency and safety of cleaning structures and roofs.