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3 Reasons Why Eco-Friendly Softwashing Is Important 

If you're a homeowner who values having a lovely, lasting place to live, you likely want

to do all you can to maintain its value over time. However, the various types of upkeep homes require can come at a high price - on your wallet, the environment, and even your home.

You might be wondering, how could regular home maintenance do more harm than

good? Well, at least when it comes to traditional pressure washing, it can be more trouble

than it's worth. Thankfully, there's a better solution to cleaning your home's exterior, and that's softwashing.

If you're not familiar with the term softwashing is a method of cleaning that uses

low-pressure water to remove dirt and grime from a home's surface. It is an eco-friendly and

more effective alternative to pressure washing that looks out for your home and the


If your home is due for its next cleaning, here are three reasons to consider using

biodegradable softwash solutions:

Softwashing cuts down on water usage.

Traditional pressure washing can use up to 8 gallons per minute, or 500 gallons in just

one hour. Compared to a single eco-friendly softwash treatment made up of around 40

gallons of water, this is quite the difference!

Using less water has several positive impacts. For one, you save money on your water

bill by cutting down on usage (in some cities, you even get a rebate for using less water!). And two, you're helping to conserve one of our most precious resources.

That said, softwashing isn't just about water usage but what gets mixed into it. Power

washing can contribute to significant quantities of detergents and cleaners containing harsh

chemicals that can harm humans and the environment. Using biodegradable products means keeping these harmful chemicals out of our water supply, ocean, and soil.

Biodegradable cleaning agents eliminate this risk to the planet while effectively

eliminating the algae and mold accumulated on your home's exterior over time.

Softwashing is better for your home.

The high-pressure spray from traditional pressure washers can do serious damage if

not used correctly. This can lead to peeling paint and damaged siding, which means you

need more major repairs over time - or even repainting.

Softwashing attacks micro-organisms that grow organically on your home's surface.

On the other hand, pressure washing only blasts away what's on the surface. And if you're not careful, it will also blast away the shingles on your roof that already take a beating thanks to Florida's storms and rainfall.

Unless you get to the root of the problem with the right method, you leave your home's

surface susceptible again. Plus, rather than cleaning your home's cracks and crevices,

pressure washing forces water into them, creating unnecessary and avoidable damage.

Softwashing is gentler on your home's exterior, so it looks better for longer without the

fresh coat of paint! The gentle yet effective cleaning process doesn't damage paint or other

finishes like harsh chemicals. It may even help to protect them from future degradation.

Softwashing lasts longer.

Our eco-friendly softwash treatment at Xterra Clean lasts up to six times longer than a

traditional pressure wash. It kills organic growth on your home's surface at the source to keep it away for longer. Talk about greater sustainability for your home, environment, and wallet! If you are looking for softwashing in Jupiter, give our team a call today for a free quote.

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