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Tackling Mold and Mildew: How Soft Washing Can Help in Humid Summer Months

During the incredibly humid summers in Florida, mold and mildew can become significant problems for residential and commercial properties. Not only do mold and mildew make for eye sores that reduce your property’s attractiveness, but they also put you and others at risk of health issues caused by these contaminants. Mold and mildew also deteriorate on exterior surfaces if not combatted early enough.


A common question we get is, what is soft washing? We discuss pressure washing so much that you might need to realize soft washing is just as effective for different surfaces and purposes. Soft washing uses low-pressure water and specialized cleaning solutions to remove dirt, algae, mold, mildew, and other contaminants from exterior surfaces. Unlike traditional pressure washing, soft washing is gentle and prevents surface damage. Here’s how soft washing can help tackle mold and mildew:


Safe For Delicate Surfaces

Soft washing uses low-pressure water, which is safe for delicate surfaces such as shingles, siding, stucco, and painted wood. This prevents the damage that high-pressure washing might cause to these particular surfaces. At Water Works, our skilled professionals are adept at identifying the most suitable cleaning methods for different surfaces, ensuring the best possible results for your property!


Effective Cleaning Solutions

Our soft-washing cleaning solutions are specifically formulated to eradicate mold and mildew at their source. They penetrate the affected surfaces, effectively killing the spores. This ensures surface cleaning and provides long-term prevention of regrowth, a key advantage of soft washing that contributes to its cost-effectiveness.


Gentle, Low-Pressure Rinse

Once the cleansing solution has penetrated the affected area, a gentle, low-pressure rinse is administered to eliminate any traces of mold, mildew, and other impurities it has accumulated. This meticulous process guarantees a comprehensive clean without causing any harm to your surfaces.


Preventative Maintenance 

The biocides and cleaning agents in soft washing solutions remove mold and mildew, creating a protective barrier inhibiting future growth. This is especially important in humid climates where mold and mildew thrive. The cleaning solution often includes ingredients that leave a protective layer on the surface, making it more difficult for mold and mildew to grow back. Soft cleaning is particularly beneficial during the humid summer when conditions are ideal for mold and mildew growth. This long-term prevention of regrowth ensures that your property remains clean and healthy, extending the life of your exterior surfaces and contributing to a healthier living environment. 


Soft Washing is Most Effective on Siding, Roofing, Decks, Patios, Fences, Driveways, and Walkways!

Surfaces that mainly grow mold and mildew include roofs, siding, wooden and composite decks and patios, wooden and vinyl fences, and concrete and brick surfaces like driveways and walkways. These surfaces are all prone to breeding mold and mildew, algae, and other pesky grime. With its versatility and effectiveness, soft washing is the perfect solution because these surfaces are simultaneously susceptible to pressure washing damage.


Soft washing is an effective, safe, and thorough method to tackle mold and mildew during the humid summer months. With specialized cleaning solutions and low-pressure water, soft washing removes mold and mildew and helps prevent future growth. This method ensures that your property remains clean, healthy, and visually appealing, extending the life of your exterior surfaces and contributing to a healthier living environment. Hire us for your soft washing needs and other exterior cleaning services today!



Do you own a commercial or residential property in or around Tallahassee, Florida? We’d love to show you how we provide “Excellence in Every Wash!”

Water Works Exterior Cleaning

Tallahassee, Florida

(850) 692-9646

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