Various Commonly Used Types of Soft Wash Chemicals

Soft washing is the process of cleaning a home’s exterior surfaces using low water pressure and various chemical solutions. It is a highly effective technique in eliminating mildew, moss, and algae while safeguarding the more fragile parts of your house.

A reliable soft washing company will utilize a few of these solutions to get the job done as efficiently as possible while customizing the soft wash chemicals and process to the needs of your home. Here are some examples:

Sodium Hypochlorite and Surfactants + Degreaser
OPAL’s bleach-free soft washing solutions and surfactants for the most delicate surfaces.

Sodium hypochlorite (bleach) is typically a yellow liquid that can be diluted with water and other chemical ingredients. If mixed correctly, these solutions can attain nearly a 100% kill ratio of organic matter and be used to clean surfaces thoroughly.

Surfactants are added to ensure deep penetration into the grime. These are ingredients that aid in loosening dirt and grime, promoting thorough and long-lasting cleanliness of your home. By adding them into the mix, the cleaning solution becomes much more effective. Degreasers can be added when heavy dirt, oils, hydrocarbons, or tire marks need to be cleaned off.

To counterbalance the effects of bleach used for soft washing, a bleach neutralizer is used to protect plants, landscaping, metal fixtures, and other areas reactive to corrosion. A conscientious, professional cleaner will use bleach neutralizer to pre and post treat anywhere that an accumulation of cleaning solutions will build up near plants.

OPAL’s bleach-free soft washing solutions are the ultimate in gentle exterior cleaning. They are PH-neutral, water-based, mixed only with water, applied with garden hose pressure, and are far less damaging to the environment than bleach. This is used on the most delicate or stubborn stains.

If you’re looking for exterior cleaning services that you can trust, look no further than Opal Industries. We are a trusted name for commercial and residential soft washing and exterior cleaning services in Gainesville, FL. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services or to schedule soft washing for your home or business.


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