what is soft washing

What Is Soft Washing? 

What is soft washing?  Popular theories suggest that about 25  years ago the soft washing practice was developed as an alternative to power washing.  In soft washing bleach and water are combined with compound surfactants, algaecides, and residual inhibitors to produce the soft washing solutions. These solutions are then used in conjunction with low-pressure washing tools as a method to remove build-up, bacteria, molds, and other stains from building roofs, exteriors, industrial machinery, and more. 

The residential roofing industry adopted soft washing into its offerings because of the benefits of cleaning shingle roofs. Shingles are among the most popular and widely used roofing  materials in America. Generally speaking, shingle roofs are made using 3 layers, fiberglass  sheets, petroleum adhesives, and ceramic or stone aggregates. Tar paper also known as  roofing felt is laid over roofing board to act as a moisture protecting barrier. Shingles are then  attached to the roof because they offer significant weather-protecting properties in rain and  storms and ultra-violet degradation. Until the uptake of soft washing, traditionally roof washing was done by using power washing, effectively reducing the typical life expectancy of shingle roofs, to that time. Implementing soft washing not only keeps roofs and buildings clean but prevents damage that can occur with high-pressure washing practices. 

What is soft washing fluid? A variety of chemicals can be used to create effective soft wash chemicals. If you need help finding the right soft washing chemicals for your needs, Ecolink can help!

Benefits of shopping for soft wash cleaners with Ecolink: 

  • Bulk Supply –  Ecolink offers convenient bulk sizing of all their chemical products, including soft washing chemicals. Find the chemicals you need in 5-gallon buckets and 55-gallon drums, to ensure you always have enough of the solutions you need on hand. 
  • Knowledge and Experience – What is soft washing? Let the experts answer your questions! Ecolink has been a leading supplier of industrial chemicals and cleaners for over 30 years. Our knowledgeable staff of chemists is here to answer your questions and help you find exactly what you need. 
  • Eco-Friendly – In addition to a large list of traditional chemicals, Ecolink also offers an environmentally conscious line of green chemicals alternatives. Ecolink is dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint of the chemical industry and can help you make your practice more sustainable. 

What is soft washing & what chemicals should you use? 

If you need soft wash solutions Contact Ecolink here! Our dedicated team of chemical experts is here to help you find the best chemical solutions for your needs at an affordable price.