Soft washing adds instant curb appeal

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ExteriorSurfacing

Are you frustrated with the appearance of your home’s exterior? Has the black streaking on your roof gotten worse? Have you added an addition and now have two entirely different colors on your roof?

How about the exterior walls and eaves of your once beautiful home? Do they appear to be dark and dirty?

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If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” then your home is not representing its proud homeowner well. Here is the shocking truth: your home may not be dirty at all. The majority of the dirt in Hawaii is red dirt. Therefore the black streaks and the darkening you see is most likely a very aggressive bacteria known as Gloeocapsa magma. This strain of mold has become a significant problem in Hawaii due to the high levels of moisture, humidity and the abundance of its favorite food source — the limestone in asphalt roof shingles. This bacteria is literally eating your roof and years off its service life, potentially costing you thousands of dollars. It is also known to cause allergies. Fortunately, there is a cost effective solution for this problem. It is called soft washing and it is the exact opposite of highly destructive pressure washing.

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As Hawaii’s premier soft washing company, Envirowash Hawaii explained soft washing as a treatment process and not a cleaning issue. “Because we know that these menaces are living organisms, we know that a 100 percent kill ratio is required,” said Mike Wedge of Envirowash Hawaii. Soft washing achieves this by using a biodegradable bleach-based mix. The mix eliminates the oxygen from these organisms, effectively achieving a 100 percent kill ratio unlike pressure washing which simply shears the bacteria off at the surface level. The surfactants release the hold the pests have achieved with their filament root systems, along with the other contaminants, and allow the colonies to be rinsed off with as little pressure as a water hose.

Mike Wedge of Envirowash Hawaii said, “We know what the problem is, we know what the solution is, now let us reclaim the potential beauty that your home deserves. Give us a day and we’ll give you years.” For all your roof and exterior cleaning needs contact Envirowash Hawaii for free estimates and demos and ask about holiday specials running from Nov. 28 through Jan. 5.

ENVIROWASH HAWAII LCC
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