Solar Panel cleaning- Why, when and how?

With more and more solar panel systems being added to homes and businesses, solar customers are beginning to understand that keeping the panels clean is vital to insure they are operating and producing energy efficiently.

Dirt, dust, air pollutants, moss/algae, bird droppings etc.on solar panel glass or lenses, all contribute negatively to power generation by restricting sunlight from reaching the actual photovoltaic cells. Cleaning the lenses annually solves this problem.

Proper cleaning requires brushing (!) the solar panels along with rinsing. Rinsing alone helps some, but without brushing the lenses too, the panels will quickly return to a dirty state.

Another gigantic concern when getting your solar panels cleaned, is potential roof damage. A majority of solar system installations today are on tile roofs. Most times the roof must be walked upon to get access to the panels. Be sure you’re dealing with experienced professionals to avoid roof damage and/or personal injury to the worker. Understand they will be on your steep, and soon very slippery roof with bulky tools and water hoses. This is a dangerous mixture.

As former roofing contractors for over 20 years, roofs are second nature to us here at Coastal Softwash USA. We clean hundreds of solar panels (and everything else on the exterior) every year, and not only do we brush and rinse them, but we then clean them using pure filtered water through water fed poles and expensive truck mounted equipment. This gives you ‘more bang for your buck’ by making them almost spot free and extending the time between necessary cleanings.

Visit our website at CoastalSoftwashUSA.com or give us a call at 805-678-0703 or 310-734-1434.

Pressure wash, softwash for ash removal?

Pressure wash, softwash for ash removal? With all of the recent fires here in Southern California, a new, frequently asked question has emerged- Is it better to pressure wash or softwash my property to get rid of all of the ash? The answer is clearly softwash. For full disclosure, our business is still dominated by pressure wash services- but for ash removal, softwashing is the way to go. Here’s why;

  • A  pressure washing wand is pushing out water using very high air pressure (psi) to clean (by cutting). Just outside and behind the water spray is incredible air turbulence. Think about a mini tornado on steroids. What happens is the ash is blown everywhere. This is even worse than using a leaf blower.
  • Softwashing on the other hand uses eco-safe,100% biodegradable soaps and liquids to clean. It’s applied using non-pressure eco-friendly 12 volt pumps and is then simply rinsed with garden hose pressure. It’s a very precise, quiet, surgical approach that also sanitizes.

The best approach for complete and comprehensive ash removal is a complete gutter cleaning, a house or building wash, exterior window cleaning and finish with a thorough softwash and rinse of all patios decks, pool decks, driveways etc.

For more information or quote requests you can reach us by calling 805-678-0703 or 310-734-1434, or by visiting our website at CoastalSoftwashUSA.com

Pressure wash, softwash-Top 4% U.S.-Coastal Softwash USA

 

Nationally recognized pressure wash, softwash company Coastal Softwash USA (Southern California) has been awarded Top Pro designation by Thumbtack. This highly sought after award is given to less than 4% of professional  pressure wash, softwash companies in the United States, and is added to Coastal Softwash USA’s Best of 2015 and Best of 2016 awards.

Coastal Softwash USA continues to excel and set the standard for residential and commercial exterior cleaning services in Southern California by providing customers exceptional service in all areas of exterior cleaning..

Utilizing cutting edge technology and equipment for Eco-safe and drought compliant cleaning, Coastal Softwash USA provides property owners and managers with cost friendly, effective cleaning services including pressure wash, softwash, gutter and downspout service and more.

Serving Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties with offices in Westlake Village and Beverly Hills. Coastal Softwash USA can be reached by calling 805-678-0703 or 310-734-1434 or by visiting our website CoastalSoftwashUSA.com

Wood deck cleaning- Softwash vs. pressure wash

Wood deck cleaning- Softwash vs. pressure wash

Wood deck cleaning- Softwash vs. pressure wash

Coastal Softwash USA recently completed a successful wood deck cleaning by utilizing the softwashing technique instead of traditional, old school, damaging pressure washing. More property owners are now deciding that when it comes to wood deck cleaning- Softwash vs. pressure wash, which is best? Simple answer- Pressure washing today, should only be used on concrete, brick, stone, driveways, pool decks etc.

This beach front homeowner was tired of the mold/algae, dirt and grime that her kids and grandchildren regularly tracked inside her home from this backyard, beach front wood deck. To avoid using excessive water and/or leave pressure washing ‘wand marks’ on the wood surface-softwashing was selected as the best solution. Using battery operated equipment (no loud gasoline engines), and eco-safe, 100% biodegradable products, Coastal Softwash USA was able to clean and sanitize the entire deck safely and effectively. Best of all the mold/algae was killed at the microscopic root which will provide a longer lasting clean.

Softwashing is Drought Ordinance compliant and uses up to 70% less water than traditional pressure washing. It also meets all  requirements and regulations of the Clean Water Act and safely sanitizes all surfaces at the same time. Softwashing has been used for many decades on the East coast and is gaining popularity now on the West coast. This is especially true in coastal communities and communities that experience the marine layer on a regular basis. Even inland homes with north and west facing roofs are experiencing significant mold growth now and can benefit by softwashing.

Additional concrete walkways and the driveway on this beach home received a softwashing treatment first and then a pressure wash which completed the project.

Softwashing is not the answer for all exterior cleaning requirements. Sometimes pressure washing is necessary. Customers should understand the differences and utilize the services and advice of a company that can provide either method.

Coastal Softwash USA provides pressure wash and softwash services in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

Pressure wash, softwash expert Coastal Softwash USA earns ‘Top Rated’ award from HomeAdvisor

Coastal Softwash USA is a Top Rated HomeAdvisor Pro

Highly rated and reviewed pressure wash, softwash, and exterior cleaning company- Coastal Softwash USA- has been recognized by HomeAdvisor as ‘Top Rated’ for its exemplary customer satisfaction reviews and professional service. Coastal Softwash USA serves Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and provides residential and commercial exterior cleaning services including roofs, home exteriors, building exteriors, premium gutter/downspout service, concrete cleaning, playground sanitation and more. Visit CoastalSoftwashUSA.com or call 805-678-0703 or 310-734-1434.

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Coastal Softwash USA awarded ‘Best of 2015’ by Thumbtack

Thumbtack Best Pro of 2015

Continuing to excel and set the standard for residential and commercial exterior cleaning services in Southern California, Coastal Softwash USA has received renowned referral service Thumbtack’s most prestigious award ‘Best of 2015’.

Utilizing cutting edge technology and equipment for Eco-safe  and drought compliant cleaning, Coastal Softwash USA provides property owners and managers with cost friendly, effective cleaning services including pressure wash, softwash, gutter and downspout service and more.

Serving Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties with offices in Westlake Village and Beverly Hills. Coastal Softwash USA can be reached by calling 805-678-0703 or 310-734-1434 or by visiting our website CoastalSoftwashUSA.com