How to protect plants and shrubs when soft washing?

by Baltimore Pressure Washers Pressure Washing Company

There is no denying that using bleach at low pressure in the roof washing process is the best way to prevent moss and algae growth. But, did you know this bleach mixture can also put your plants and shrubs in danger? The fact is that bleach is hazardous to them, especially in a liquid state. Fortunately, there are some tips you can abide by to keep your greenery alive and well. Let’s explore four of the most common ways to protect your plants and shrubs while soft washing.

Keep an eye on the forecast

Checking the weather to make sure that it doesn’t rain within 24 hours of a roof washing is the best way to protect your plant and shrubs. Why? Because if the weather is clear, the bleach will dry and your plants and shrubs will retain their good condition if it rains later on. But, if you spray it within a few hours of raining, you may put your greenery in danger as bleach can damage the landscaping.

Pre-wet your plants and shrubs

Water your plants and shrubs before applying bleach mixture to your roof. This will protect them from hazardous chemical burns caused by roof mixture. To water all of your plants, you can use a garden hose with a sprayer. This can help you protect your greenery from damage quickly, but only if you use a pressure washer with a steady flow. Besides, you can hire a soft washing service to pass through more area in less time.

Use traps 

You can use traps to cover your plants when soft washing as they are free from harmful chemicals that could end up damaging your vegetation. 8-foot-wide 1.5-mils clear plastic traps work well in protecting them during your roof washing. But remember to observe your plants sometimes as this plastic often acts as a greenhouse and overheats the plants.

Spray the bottom of your roof first

Make sure you spray your roof’s bottom first by using a fan tip nozzle with your bleach solution. Then switch to a long-range shooter nozzle to reach the highest peaks of your roof. Coating the bottom four feet of the roof first creates a barrier to slow down the run-off. When you use a long-range nozzle for coating the upper part, it will reduce mist, which not only protects your brushes below but also helps you to place the bleach mixture where it needs to go.

By following these tips, you can protect your plants and shrubs when soft washing your roof. To get the job done quickly and correctly, you can get in touch with our experienced commercial pressure washers.

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