Soft Wash vs Power Wash

Soft Washing a house

Have you heard of a soft wash?

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.

Roof Softwash

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! Today their is a soap for all your exterior surfaces. When you soap something an then just rinse the soap off and everything is clean now that’s what you call a soft wash.

How I Started My Pressure Washing Service in the Spring of Covid 2020

Kenneth Miller from New Paris Indiana

My name is Kenneth Miller. I am the Owner and Operator of Miller Soft Wash. Miller Soft Wash is a Pressure Washing Service. I service both commercial and residential clients. I live in New Paris Indiana and am happily married to Marla Miller. We are proud parents of two daughters Ezlyn Rain (1) and Zayla Rose (4 weeks old)

My beautiful family

I have always dreamed of having my own business as a kid so when covid came along and shut my day job down at L & C Welding in Shipshewanna Indiana for six weeks in the spring of 2020 that is when I started my Pressure Washing Service and have been full time House Washing an Cleaning Roofs ever since!

A pressure washing Service I provided in Elkhart Indiana

My pressure washing service business was truly a blessing from God. I have also been very blessed to have such a amazing community near me to provide a Cleaning Service for here in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan cause I have had so much fun this past year just meeting new people and have built a lot of great relationships from providing this Pressure Washing Service .

Pressure washing Service

I am a certified car detailer which I did for a couple of years working for my brother Steven Miller who owned Diamond Star in Millersburg Indiana. You might remember seeing my brother in the local news a few


years back of him detailing Air Force One.

I was raised Amish in Middlebury Indiana. You will probably recognize my Amish accent in my voice once you meet me or that’s what past customers have said.

Ducks we raised in Middlebury  Indiana

Growing up Amish in Middlebury Indiana we had plenty of chores to keep us busy. We had three duck barns for a total of 26000 ducks we raised for Culver Duck also in Middlebury Indiana.

One duck barn was a research an development barn with small pens of 25 ducks each all through the barn. Each pen would get different amounts of feed so we had to weigh out each pens feed each day then we would have to gather eggs and mark the eggs with the date an pen number on each egg. We also had to weigh each individual duck each week and keep track of there weight so ya us siblings had enough work to keep us out of trouble I’d say lol.


I love and follow Jesus with my whole heart and believe strongly in not judging and loving your neighbor as thyself. I love making people smile so hopefully I can do that for you by being of service to you!

If you need any Exterior Cleaning Service done I hope you will check out my prices by requesting a Quote.


1. A typical house wash is anywhere from $200 to $700

2. A typical roof wash is anywhere from $500 to $2000

Does It Look Like Your Roof Is Crying With It’s Mascara On?

It may look like your roof is crying with its mascara on, but those black streaks are actually algae. Algae usually begin as a few small spots, but soon it can spread, leading to unsightly splotches and creating a welcoming environment for the growth of fungus and lichen, which can damage your roof and penetrate your substructure.

Miller Soft Wash offers professional roof cleaning to our friends and neighbors in Elkhart and the surrounding areas. Roof Cleaning safely and effectively removes those sad-looking streaks, restoring the appearance of your roof and giving it a fresh appeal.

Miller Soft Wash

Miller Soft Wash uses a superior low pressure washing method with 100% biodegradable cleaning solutions for your exterior cleaning needs. The use of our professional, low pressure washing method maximizes the treatment value 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 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 the surface, creating a longer-lasting Clean.”

House Washing / Business Exteriors

After periods of aging, a home or business exterior will gradually deteriorate. Miller Soft Wash offers its customer’s a safe and effective way for restoring their properties to like-new condition. By improving the appearance of your home or business you’ll be able to experience all of the value and added benefits that a clean dwelling has to offer.
Miller Soft Wash offers a unique and more effective cleaning service that will beautify your home or business. The unique low pressure process will remove mildew, mold, lichen and other unwelcome residues. Depending on your particular needs, we use a combination of industrial proven cleaning method to ensure a result that’s attractive and a longer lasting clean.
You can rest assured that we’ll take every necessary step to protect and enhance your dwelling when in our care.

Outdoor Playground Cleaning Services

Outdoor playgrounds are an awesome place for children of all ages to meet with friends and have a great time doing so many fun and interactive things. However, because so many people of all ages congregate and physically touch surface areas, playgrounds are a breeding ground for many types of bacteria and germs.

There have been many studies from independent labs by companies, agencies and government branches have shown that these playground surfaces contain both mild and serious health risks.

Some examples of the more serious issues that can be present and transmitted are salmonella, E. coli, norovirus and hepatitis. More common issues like colds, coughs and flus are also possible through surface contamination.

Ultimately the best protection is a combination of treating the playground areas on a frequent basis and always making sure that anyone who has touched the surface areas should clean themselves with the proper sanitizing wipes or gels immediately after using the facilities. It is important to keep children away from touching their face and mouths while playing because that is one of the most susceptible areas.

Sanitize Playground Equipment the Right Way

Miller Soft Wash uses a SoftWash approach to clean the surface. We use low water pressure along with 100% biodegradable chemicals and soaps that sanitize the surface. We let the SoftWash dwell on the surface for a short period of time, and then we thoroughly rinse off the area with water. Our aim is to sanitize the entire area of the playground.

We can SoftWash and Sanitize the playground playset parts such as swings, slides, climbers and the structure and individual chains, poles, handles, hangars, seats, slides, etc.

We are also able to clean other areas such as benches, fountains, flooring, rest shelters, canopies, wood surfaces, signage, retaining walls, rubber, court surfaces, etc.

🏠 Read this before you spend thousands of dollars on a new ROOF!!!

Did you know that it is estimated that 70% of homeowners re-roof their home way too early? Let us save you thousands of dollars by softwashing your roof for a fraction of the cost of replacement. Think about it for a minute. Your roof was designed to last 25-30 years (asphalt shingles). Why would you re-roof before it is needed and waste all that money?

Many homeowners are hesitate to have their roof cleaned because they are uneducated on the benefits of softwashing. They might have heard horror stories of fly-by night companies trying to clean roofs and damaging their landscaping or the roof itself. Frequently asked questions are “Will it hurt my plants?”, ” What do you use to clean the roof?”, or “Do you guys use a pressure washer?”

First and foremost, only allow a reputable company to perform roof cleaning on your home!

When done correctly, softwash roof cleaning will not damage your landscaping. We know that you take pride in your lawn and surrounding vegetation. Our tried and true process will only add value to your property without damage to your plant life. We use our proprietary algicidal solution to gently remove Gloeocapsamagma roof stains, moss, lichen, and other organisms that thrive on your roof. Our softwash system is specifically designed to be under 100 PSI. The softwash process relies on the cleaning solution to do the work, not high pressure.

Maintain your Roof

Roof SoftWash

Did 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 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 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 small booster pump that delivers an eco-friendly biodegradable treatment onto your roof and will 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 GAF along with the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association ARMA. At MillerSoftWash were not just cleaning your roof, we’re extending your roof’s future.

Roof Cleaning

Tired of looking at those dirty algae streaks on your roof? Most people are unaware that this unsightly pest can safely be cleaned without causing damage to your roof.

Miller Soft Wash is Michiana’s #1 roof cleaning choice for protecting the value and appearance of your home. We specialize in roof cleaning and restoring those dirty roofs to look like new again and restore your home’s curb appeal.

Is Your Roof In Danger?

The issue with a dirty roof is not only visually standing out — the algae and mildew growing on the roof can actually eat away at the shingles, resulting in a shortened lifespan for your roof.

Not only is algae a major concern, another concern is the possible damage over time from the algae eating “holes” in your roof, resulting in water damage. This takes place if the growth is ignored long enough and moss and lichen are allowed to flourish. A clean roof greatly reduces the risk of damage to the shingles, which can result in a shortened lifespan for your roof.