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The Importance of Keeping Your Pets and Children Safe When Soft Washing

As the parent of a child or the owner of a pet, their safety and well-being should always be your top priority. While soft washing has many benefits to home and property owners, you’ll want to make sure you are carrying out this task safely to avoid any risk to the safety of your pets and kids. Today we’re going to discover what soft washing is, how it works and how to keep your loved ones safe during this process.

Importance of Keeping Your Pets and Children Safe When Soft Washing

What is Soft Washing?

Before we go any further, it’s important to understand what we mean when we use the term soft washing. This is a type of cleaning process that is used to remove stains, algae and mildew from outdoor surfaces. In order to effectively clean any space, a mixture of biocides or sodium hypochlorite is added to surfactants and water and then used with a low-pressure washing technique to make the space look refreshed and more welcoming.

A common question we receive is about the difference between power washing and soft washing. Although these types of cleaning often seem quite similar on the outside, you’ll find that soft washing uses a lower water pressure level alongside biodegradable sanitising cleaning products. This ensures you get the same results and clean off the mould and bacteria that is growing without the high pressure level and risk of damage to your space sometimes associated with power washing or pressure washing.

Is Soft Washing Safe for Children and Pets?

Soft washing is intended to remove algae and mildew and make your outdoor space safer for your whole family. It’s a great option for surfaces that can be more challenging to clean with high pressure, such as roof tiles, patios and cladding. Protecting children and pets when soft washing is something you need to keep in mind if you have either of them in your home. While the solutions used in this type of cleaning are typically safer than in other cleaning options, you will want to keep them indoors during the main cleaning process. This can be more of a challenge with cats and pets that are used to roaming around outside, but it’s necessary to avoid any injuries or incidents.

A cladding cleaning service will be very used to working with families with kids and pets, so they can advise you about the best ways to deal with them being around during the cleaning session. Try to keep your little ones inside for the whole of the cleaning process. The chemicals used should never be ingested as they could be very harmful to pets and kids, especially when they are ingested in their concentrated form. The equipment that’s used for soft washing can also increase the chances of an injury during this type of cleaning, even if the pressure levels are lower than when pressure washing.

What are the Benefits of Soft Washing?

Soft washing is an excellent service for anyone who needs to avoid pressure washing to minimise damage to their home or outdoor space. Commercial cladding cleaning should never be so rough on the tiling or roofing that it ends up causing extensive damage to your home. Should you leave algae or moss on your roof for too long, it can reduce the lifespan of your roof and cause long-term damage that may require a roof replacement. This can be a very costly task, so by keeping the space clean, you can avoid this expense in the future.

Pressure washing is sometimes also not allowed as per the warranty for your roof. You’ll want to check this very carefully before paying for any type of cleaning service, as you may put your warranty at risk just by choosing the wrong type of cleaning. That’s why a lower pressure service is often the best option and allowed by most warranties. Soft washing will safely kill off the bacteria without damaging the roof materials. You’ll also find the overall aesthetic of your home or outdoor space improves with this service when all the dirt and grime are removed.

By following the tips we’ve shared above, you can keep your pets and children safe while enjoying all the benefits of soft washing. This is a service we highly recommend for anyone who has ruled out pressure washing due to the risks of damage to their roof or tiling. Our team will be here to work with you to assess your home or workplace and suggest the best cleaning solutions for your needs. We offer a variety of services that are designed to treat dirt and grime while keeping your loved ones or employees safe. Contact us today for more information or to discuss any questions you have about soft washing.

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