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Soft Washing Roof Cleaning in Tampa – What it IS and What it is NOT


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Soft Wash Roof Cleaning. It seems to be the NEW Roof and Exterior Cleaning BUZZWORD in some parts of the country these days.

But before you get all excited, thinking you have found "something new", please realize it’s merely another term for the safe, non pressure, RCIA Certified Roof Cleaning we have provided the Tampa Florida area, with for over 20 years.



Simply, Soft Washing means to clean any exterior surface by using a much lower, gentler amount of pressure than traditionally would be associated with a high pressure, power washing company.

In the new millennia however, procedures and methods are changing. There are many reasons for this. Some of these OLD METHODS and routines and chemicals are being reviewed as to their effectiveness and ultimate safety; other methods are now outdated for the surfaces being cleaned, and still others reasons are that new chemical cleaning agent formulations have been developed in recent years that were not available when the pressure cleaning industry first evolved. Still other reasons include change for the sake of liability to the contractor in Tampa cleaning those surfaces and finally, for the sake of the customer getting the best, most effective, safe, “Bang for their hard earned dollar”.

Today, most of the exterior cleaning services performed by today’s experienced professional power washers and non pressure roof cleaners here in Tampa, would fall under the soft washing category.

The reasoning is that old habits and ways of traditional thinking that the term pressure washing are still so widely used in the residential and commercial segments of the markets and  has more to do with its industry term recognition than anything else. Frankly, old habits and old mindsets die hard. My personal definition of the term soft washing is to clean an exterior using 50 psi or less.

Less Pressure = Less Chance for Damage


Different surfaces here in Tampa require different levels or amounts of “soft washing” techniques and pressure. For example, the proper way the clean a roof is to use low, or what many refer to as “non pressure roof cleaning”. Well, if water is coming out of the hose, or wand, there is OBVIOUSLY some pressure, but the non pressure terminology is used more to stress the point (common sense) that the surface is receiving almost no agitated disruption that could damage the surface of the shingle or remove important UV granules from the asphalt shingle surface during the soft wash or non pressure roof cleaning process. In Actuality, this is still technically classified as soft washing.

As mentioned previously, today’s pressure washing markets are evolving, and so just about anybody who does this type of work on a professional level and has the skills, equipment, and know how, will be cleaning most surfaces using a soft washing method or approach.

There are, however, exceptions to the rule, where using a bit more pressure is acceptable. Mainly these exceptions or occurrences are limited to brickwork, masonry or concrete type surfaces, but even then the pressure is just part of the equation; the soft wash cleaning agents or “chemicals” are the real story.

The evolution of pressure or power washing in Tampa to the modern standard today of Soft washing is all possible via the extraordinary power of today’s advanced chemistry.


Now, in this day and age, there are many high quality, cost effective, cleaning compounds that are available to aid the commercial soft washing contractor in Tampa in cleaning just about any roof or exterior surface. A true, modern, educated, quality exterior cleaning professional in the pressure washing or roof cleaning trades in Tampa, will have a good working knowledge  and an arsenal of many different kinds of roof and exterior cleaning solutions and ways and particular methods to safely and effectively use them in the soft washing process in a multitude of environments and circumstances.

Word of Caution; If you are a homeowner here in Tampa, and you do hire someone to clean an exterior surface around your house or business and they do not plan to use any cleaning solution to aid in the cleaning process, this a sure fire sign that you may be hiring someone that is either very inexperienced and hasn’t learned how to soft wash roof and exterior surfaces correctly, or possibly someone that simply doesn’t care to learn and educate themselves on the current standards of how to clean things correctly, using the most modern, effective and safe methods. Personally, we at Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa are always willing to recommend another qualified pressure washing, power washing and non pressure roof cleaning, or soft washing contractors to customers that are out of our Tampa Florida service area.

Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777

blog-0933126001410661298.jpgDID YOU KNOW ?

Since most roofs capture 30 to 60 percent of the visual appearance of most homes, NOTHING stands out quite the same way a new looking roof does.


In fact, now that I have mentioned it, look around your specific neighborhood and visually note how a dirty, filthy looking roof detracts from the appeal of even the most well manicured of homes.

Well, now that you are more aware of the algae, mold and mildew you are in a informed position to do something proactive about it.

Years ago nobody had an answer for what it was occurring up on the roofs, the staining and discoloring to most proprty owners and cleaning contractors. And back then Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813 655 8777 had no information, no real solution to the problem.

It's important to understand that an algae, a bacteria, a plant is quietly feeding on the oils that preserve your roof from the suns damaging rays and setting up a permenent residence on your roof due to the limestone in your roof shingles. This "uninvited guest" or pest if you will, is silently 'snacking" on your roof, also dislodging the ceramic granules that are helping to provide your roof with much needed important UV protection and color.

It like miniature warfare, but thankfully Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813 655 8777 is winning the battle. We know much more than we did years ago and instead of harsh pressure washing there is now, a soft wash, safe, non pressure solution to properly clean and maintain roof surfaces, and we offer this to our customers.

Now that you know more, I am sure you will soon be calling us to schedule your reasonably priced soft wash roof cleaning very soon.

By allowing Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813 655 8777 the privilege to safely soft wash your roof using certified non pressure roof cleaning techniques, and proper roof treatment equipment, you will add instant curb appeal to your first impression / appearance areas.

Not only will our safe, effective non pressure roof cleaning service transform the aesthetics of your home or business's asphalt or fiberglass shingle roof, this enhancement will continue to allow your roof the ability to continue to look and perform its very best for its useful lifespan which is our top priority.

Don't just take our word for it, look around and see, while your driving to and from work, while walking your dog, while outdoors traveling to and from your local friends and relatives and I am sure you will agree.

Truth be told, a nice looking residential or commercial property is only complete with a clean, well maintained roof.

Have your roof cleaned by our exclusive Soft Wash method, call Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813 655 8777 now.

Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777

blog-0211462001409894159.jpgWe Are Tampa's Softwash Roof Cleaning Experts

Call 813-655-8777

Having your roof softwash cleaned can have dramatic visual results! Aside from aesthetics, roof cleaning in Tampa is necessary to assure that you get the proper life from your roof, keep your A/C expenses lower, and for health reasons.


The culprit causing your roof to discolor and look so bad is algae, and it WILL shorten the life of your roof, it WILL make your roof darker and thus hotter from the sun's rays. This will make your home hotter, as well as speed the deterioration of your shingles.

We use only ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) approved softwashing roof cleaning solutions, as well as specialized roof cleaning equipment designed to clean your roof while keeping it safe from damage. Click here to read ARMA's suggestions and cautions against using pressure washing equipment on your roof.


We do not use any type of pressure washer on your roof. We do not use damaging roof cleaning products that require pressurized water to complete the softwashing, such as sodium hydroxide or acids.

We take every precaution necessary when softwashing any roof in Tampa to protect your plants and the exterior of your home. Unlike most of our "competitors", we employ the use of a ground person to keep the house and foliage well rinsed during and after the roof is softwashed with algaecide. This will assure that your plants will not die, your house will not be damaged, and no one will be injured during the cleaning process. Do you really want some inexperienced part time pressure washing contractor falling off your roof while you're at work and then blaming you for his lack of experience and safety?

We have seen it many times, an inexperienced part time pressure washer on a customer's roof blasting away at full pressure, using little or no softwashing chemicals or algaecides, and causing damage to a roof that likely won't be noticed for years. Don't be a victim of inexperience. With Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa (813-655-8777), you can "Experience the Difference, Because the Difference is Experience!"

Ask about our annual maintenance program! Our softwash cleaning system will keep your roof algae free for quite some time, but nothing will stop the algae from eventually beginning to grow again in your roof's surface, long before it becomes visible to the eye. By that time, the algae is well rooted into the surface of your shingle, and has already been degrading the integrity of your shingles for months or years. After your initial softwash cleaning, we can apply, at a significant discount, an annual re-treatment to kill the algae that has already begun to grow back. This will assure that your roof will last as long as possible.

Call us for a free softwash roof cleaning estimate for the Tampa Florida area at 813-655-8777

Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777


Safe Softwash Roof Cleaning for most types of roofs in Tampa 813-655-8777

Includes asphalt shingles, flate and barrel tile, cedar shakes, standing seam metal roofs,

fiberglass shingles and slate.


State-of-the-art Softwash System Cleans, brightens, and restores your roof to it's original beauty Environmentally conscious, safe, and biodegradable No high pressure washing with harmful acids! Our Softwash Roof Cleaning System retards the regrowth of mold and mildew

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