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Frequently Asked Pressure Washing Questions - Answered By Mount Pleasant Pressure Washing

To help ensure every one of our Charleston customers has fast and easy access to the answers for all of their pressure washing inquiries, our team of professionals has taken the time to gather together some of the most frequently asked questions we receive and compile them all here for your convenience. For quality pressure washing in Charleston, give us a call today.

Can I Clean My Roof With My Pressure Washer?

While you can remove many of the harmful deposits that collect on your roof with a pressure washer, it is very easy to do more damage to your roof in the process if you don't know what you're doing. Additionally, it's extremely dangerous to attempt using a pressure washer from a ladder and isn't something we would recommend to the average homeowner. When you're looking for a quality roof cleaning, it's always a more effective and safer option to call in the professionals who can provide you with effective service to safely remove those contaminants without causing damage to your home in the process.

What Is Soft Washing?

Soft washing is a safer, non-pressure alternative that doesn't utilize the same destructive high-pressure spray of water to remove contaminants from a surface. Soft washing utilizes a non-pressure application of specifically formulated chemical cleaning solutions that allow us to kill off and remove any harmful contaminants that might be eating away at your home's exterior surfaces. Because of these special cleaning solutions, soft washing can eliminate the problem at its source, as opposed to just washing away the top layer, providing you with a long-term solution to keep these annoying growths from coming back.

What Is Gloeocapsa Magma?

Gloeocapsa magma cells feed on the limestone used to manufacture asphalt shingles. When you have black roof stains that start to grow and spread, this is an indication that Gloeocapsa magma cells are multiplying on your roof, feasting on the core limestone ingredients and destroying the integrity of your roof's shingles. If left unattended, these cells can damage your roof to the point that you will need an expensive roof replacement.

How Long Does A Softwashing Treatment Last?

On average, a professional soft washing treatment will provide you with clean results that can last you as much as 4 times longer than those you would get with a standard pressure washing. This means you get to enjoy more time before you have to worry about staining occurring again, with most soft washing treatments lasting a great deal longer than a full year.

Why Is It Important To Remove These Contaminants?

In addition to the staining that they can cause to your roof that sullies the beauty of your home, growths of algae, mold, mildew, lichen, and bacteria produce a form of acid as a metabolic byproduct, and over time, this acid can prove very destructive to any surface they are infesting, particularly in the case of your shingles and siding. Eliminating these contaminants will not only help to protect your home against discoloration, but it helps to boost the durability of your exterior surface materials, as well as helping to maximize their useful lifespan.

Do You Work With Commercial Clients?

Absolutely. We offer many high-quality pressure washing services aimed at helping commercial property owners keep their businesses looking their best year after year. From exterior building washing to commercial fleet washing, our team of skilled pros can do it all.

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