How East Coast Powerwashing cleans in South Shore and Cape Cod Massachusetts
There are four components to the cleaning process; they are Chemical, Heat, Agitation and Time and are easily remembered with the acronym ‘CHAT’. Typically to effectively clean you need two or more of these components. For example, if you don’t have a hot water power washer you have eliminated the heat component and must rely more on the chemical, agitation or dwell time for the chemical to do its work. Heat increases the reactivity of chemicals and allows you to use less chemical and shorter dwell times. If you don’t use a very effective chemical, then you need to rely more on agitation to release the soils or other contaminants from the surface that you are cleaning. Agitation can be done with a truck wash brush on an extension pole when cleaning siding or the agitation can be accomplished through the water applied under high pressure. Some contract cleaners rely more on agitation through the use of brushing or high pressure, where others using “Soft Washing” (low-pressure) techniques depend more on the use of chemicals and dwell time to accomplish the task. The general principle is that if you decrease the use of or eliminate one or more of the components of CHAT then you must increase the use of the other components to compensate. So these guys saying that they are going to “Soft Wash” your home are dumping a ton of chemical on your home and it’s draining right into your yard.
Soft Wash may enhance the look of your home for a short period of time, But, it just does not clean your home to remove carbon type pollutants such as acid rain, exhaust carbons (from vehicles), dirt, grease or grime from your home. Please don’t fall prey to the scam artist or the un-ethical, un-insured, un-qualified, un-trained power washers.
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