When considering a professional exterior cleaning service, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

For many, it’s pressure or power washing. However, the most substantial growth in the exterior cleaning trade has been soft washing. The soft wash process has been used for more than 25 years and is a preferred method of cleaning throughout the industry.


Soft washing is a safe, gentle approach utilizing low pressure to deliver a customized cleaning solution.

This solution kills 100 percent of all mold, mildew and bacteria by displacing the oxygen required to survive and rinses with as little pressure as a garden hose.

There are no harmful effects like those associated with pressure washing, and it does not void your roof warranty. In fact, it is the recommended roof cleaning method by The American Roofing Manufacturers Association. Effects last four to six times longer than pressure washing alone.


Pressure or power washing uses force to clean a surface and remove molds, mildews and other contaminants.

The first problem is that it does not kill these contaminants. It simply shears them off at the surface, allowing them to grow back thicker, stronger and fuller, often in less than six months.

The second problem is the potential for damage when pressure washing, such as stripping or scarring on delicate surfaces; blasting off protective granules from your shingle roof or the color from your tile roof; peeling; etching and chipping the paint; or forcing water into troublesome areas. These damages could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs.


Envirowash Hawaii LLC is Hawaii’s only soft wash systems-certified contractor. They recommend that regardless of the method you choose for cleaning, choose a professional cleaning contractor that is both licensed and has a current general liability insurance policy, along with a current workers’ compensation policy to ensure you’re protected while they’re on your property. If you think a professional contractor is too expensive, wait and see what an amateur may end up costing you.

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