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Low pressure vs high pressure

The type of wash you use has everything to do with the surface to be cleaned.

Cleaning a surface properly is not about how much pressure you can use; it's about using the proper cleaners with the proper procedures to clean it.

However, there are two main types of pressure washing methods, low pressure and high pressure. Fully understanding the different types of surfaces is imperative to insure there is no damage.

Soft washing is the process of applying low pressure and environmentally safe cleaning detergents followed by rinsing the solution and any contaminants off the surface. Soft washing benefits include:
  • Reduced chance of damaging the surface
  • More thorough, detailed results through proper cleaning solution selection and low pressure
  • Extends the life of the paint
  • Kills fungi (bacteria, mold and mildew)
High pressure washers use only water to clean concrete, metal, and remove surface layers. Risks of using a high pressure washer:
  • Damage to siding, driveways, and even brick
  • Damaged roof by stripping the granules off and ripping the shingles
  • Broken windows and torn window screens
  • Water intrusion through doors and windows
  • Only removes fungi, doesn't prevent it from coming back

At Envirowash, we effectively clean your siding, roof, deck and more in a safe manner.

No more damaging effects of high pressure or harsh detergents. We guarantee it.

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Roof Cleaning


Of all the structures that sustain a home, the roof has the toughest of jobs.

  The roof is your home's first line of defense from the ever-changing hazards of nature. It is constantly exposed to the various natural elements which may contribute to decay and deterioration. Inevitably, this increases the vulnerability of the roof itself and everything below it. Envirowash Roof Wash Another required task is to assist in maintaining the climate of your home's interior. On top of its functional responsibilities, your roof's appearance serves as a reflection of the overall quality of your home. Why roof cleaning is beneficial:

  • increases the life
  • increases property value
  • reduces energy costs

  The appearance of fungi (moss, mold, fungus, lichen, or algae) is not just a cosmetic issue. These little plants eat away at the shingles and leave your roof porous and prone to water damage. Algae growth on shaded or damp areas can cause it to rot and deteriorate. Maintaining a roof will save you from possible replacement. A roof that is dirty or covered in stains reflects negatively on your care for the property. A roof is one of the first things a potential buyer notices, which is understandable because replacing a roof is a major expense. Soft washing to remove those stains will prevent any home buyer from stalling on an offer. Keeping your roof clean and free from stains not only increases the curb-appeal but it also helps maintain the property and re-sale value. Dark stains actually act as a sponge and absorb the suns heat. By removing black stains you provide a more reflective surface. The more reflective your roof is the more heat it will force away resulting in a lower energy bill. Fortunately, those stains can be removed safely and effectively using a soft wash detergent application. Your roof should serve to protect your home and the invaluable things within it, preventative cleaning ensures it is doing its best job.  

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Organic Stains


Sidewalks, decks, patios, and other horizontal surfaces can acquire stains from leaves and other organic matter. Some home owners and contractors find it very difficult to remove these stains without the use of high pressure. High pressure can cause damage to most substrates requiring costly repairs. Envirowash can remove these unsightly stains by using low pressure, heated water, and our proprietary solution.

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We are taking customer service to new levels, with our phone system and CRM software! Help us learn how we are doing by posting a Google review. We are here to listen!Online review-Envirowash is on Google Plus

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Click on the link. Select the blue "down" arrow to see "Rate and Review".

Select the number of stars based on your rating. Add your comments and you're done!

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Yo, baby! Give us a Yelp!

We're always striving to provide the best possible experience. One of the many ways we get feedback is by online reviews.

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About Envirowash

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Pressure Washing | Sealing | Restoration | Energy Efficiency

Since 2001, Envirowash has been washing homes and commercial buildings in the Richmond, VA area. In 2012, we opened a new location in Virginia Beach to service the Norfolk / Tidewater areas providing professional exterior maintenance services. Our staff has a combined 75+ years of experience pressure washing buildings, so we’ve cleaned just about everything that can be power washed. We are fully insured to handle any and all of exterior cleaning needs - from concrete, to siding, to roof shingles, to fences and more.


Envirowash Better Business Bureau Richmond, VA and Virginia Beach, VAEPA certified pressure washing company in Virginia Beach and Richmond, VA. SWAM certified pressure washing company in Richmond, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. Pressure washer on Angie's List in Richmond, VA and Virginia Beach, VA.

Office Locations

Richmond Metro &
Surrounding Areas:

1533 Willis Rd
Richmond, VA 23237

Virginia Beach &
Surrounding Areas:

512-C Ocean Trace Arch,
Virginia Beach, VA 23451