Soft Wash and Pressure Washing Services

Softwash cleaning services offer a specialized approach to exterior cleaning that utilizes low-pressure water combined with eco-friendly cleaning solutions to effectively remove dirt, grime, mold, algae, and other contaminants from various surfaces.

Roof Cleaning

Softwash roof cleaning is particularly popular because it provides a gentle yet thorough method for removing stains, moss, algae, and other organic growth from roofs without causing damage to the underlying materials. This helps to extend the lifespan of the roof and improve its appearance.

Soft washing uses chemicals and low pressure water pumps to remove stains and eradicate fungal infestations without loosening or damaging shingles or roof tiles. The results of roof cleaning should last 2 to 3 years

House Washing

Softwash techniques are used to clean the exterior walls, siding, and facades of houses and buildings. This method effectively removes dirt, mildew, algae, and other stains, restoring the appearance of the property without causing damage to the surfaces.

Soft washing cleans and disinfects without the risk of damage that exists with pressure washing. We recommend softwashing your property's exterior annually as preventative maintenance.

Driveway and Walkway Cleaning

Softwash cleaning can be used to remove dirt, oil stains, moss, and algae from driveways, sidewalks, pathways, and other hardscapes. This helps to improve the curb appeal of the property and reduce the risk of slips and falls.

Deck and Patio Cleaning

Softwash is an ideal method for cleaning wooden decks, patios, and other outdoor living spaces. It removes dirt, mildew, moss, and other stains without damaging the wood or other materials, allowing homeowners to enjoy their outdoor areas safely and comfortably.

Fence Cleaning

Softwash techniques are also used to clean fences made of wood, vinyl, or other materials. This helps to remove dirt, mold, mildew, and other stains, restoring the appearance of the fence and prolonging its lifespan.

Pressure Washing

Pressure washing or power washing can be used on areas like sidewalks, driveways and masonry which are less susceptible to damage and they can be performed on an "as needed" basis.

Paver Cleaning

When cleaning pavers it is important to stay away from pressure washing.

SoftWashing pavers from a 12 volt system should be the preferred method of cleaning. The surfactant from this system is gently sprayed on allowing dropping into the joints around pavers killing mold and mildew and allowing sand that has been pinned down by mold to restore itself between pavers.

This method is especially best on sealed pavers and offers an extra layer of protection.

This is by far the safest and most practical way to clean pavers as sand is not blown from between pavers and seal is protected.

Pool Screen Cleaning

Pressure washing pool screens puts unnecessary wear and tear on the screen as well as providing no kill to the mold and mildew you are trying to clean.

Screens should be cleaned with a SoftWashTM . This is a system that utilizes a 12 volt pump and a surfactant that softly cleans the screen while extending the life of screen by not using undue pressure.

The surfactant used achieves total kill of all mold and mildew without pressuring it to another location.

Screens are not pressured from joint areas requiring unnecessary repair.

This method has over twenty proven years in the industry and is the safest method to clean pool screens.

Commercial and Industrial Cleaning

Softwash cleaning services are also available for commercial and industrial properties, including warehouses, shopping centers, office buildings, and more. These services help to maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the property while adhering to safety and environmental regulations.

Pressure Washing Alternatives - Safe Roof Cleaning vs Soft Wash

The terms "safe roof cleaning" and "soft wash" are widely misused in the Roof Cleaning industry.

Pressure Washing has been proven to damage shingle roofs by loosening the aggregate that holds the shingle to the roof's membrane. True SoftWash™ companies use a patented 12 volt spray system from SoftWash Systems that delivers a patented Greenwash surfactant that has been in the marketplace for over 20 years and the employees that apply the product receive hours of classroom training.

Traditional pressure washers have adapted systems to mimic the SoftWash Systems in order to save money and bypass the education process, and they use gels and soaps to resemble the Greenwash surfactant used in SoftWashing.

Turning down the pressure on a pressure washer in the presence of a homeowner does not constitute a SoftWashing and gas motors simply pollute the environment and help shoot bleach faster and further.

SoftWash customers enjoy the benefits of a true non-pressure cleaning, longer warranties, and an overall better roof and exterior cleaning experience.

Power Washing Vs. Soft Washing

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What is Soft Washing?

Our softwashing system uses a combination of biodegradable mildewcides, algaecides, soaps and other surfactants, and low-pressure pumps to clean and rinse without damaging the surface. The particular combination of solutions is customized to for the particular problem area and surface. The mixture is then applied to the target surface and given time to penetrate and kill any mold, mildew, algae and fungus. Then the surface is thoroughly rinsed wi

th clean water.

In addition to being less damaging, our no pressure softwashing system lasts 4 to 6 times longer than traditional pressure washing. 

What is Power Washing?

Powerwashing or pressure washing, as the name implies uses a high pressure stream of water to clean surfaces. This technique can be safely used on areas like driveways and sidewalks.

At Hammerhead Softwash we use the Soft Washing Method of cleaning as opposed to simply using high pressure to clean surfaces.

Using high pressure to clean can be damaging to the surface being cleaned. Painted wood siding can be stripped of paint, soft wood decks can be marred and stripped, and windows can have their vapor barriers broken from the high pressure. The bottom line is, high pressure may not be that effective in cleaning.

High pressure cleaning is only effective on hard surfaces such as brick and concrete, even though extremely high pressure can damage the facing on brick and the finish on concrete.

The secret to pressure washing is using a combination of biodegradable mildewcides, algaecides, soaps and other surfactants. Every stain on a home, mold and mildew, grease, red clay, rust etc., can be broken down as to allow a soft wash system to rinse it off.

Correct use of this method will not cause harm to the structure, or plants surrounding the home.

With a soft washing system, very little pressure is used, with the surface being cleaned by the detergents applied, and then rinsed by the pressure washer. By using lower pressure, there is less chance of harm to the washer or the surface being cleaned.

Houses can be washed faster and more effectively than using the "pressure cleaning" technique. 

Call (727) 967-7757 today for a free in-home or in-office estimate in the Tampa Bay Area.