Pressure Washing vs Soft Washing

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Your Home’s Aesthetic & Care: Pressure Washing vs Soft Washing

It is imperative that you keep the exterior of your home clean. It doesn’t only keep your home looking attractive but also keeps away unwanted elements such as dirt, grime, fungus, mildew and the cancer of all exteriors; mold. It also adds to the overall value of your home not only in your eyes, but also in the market. After you have made the ultimate decision of having your home’s exterior cleaned, that begs the question; should you choose pressure washing or soft washing?

Many organizations out there offering home exterior cleaning services will claim that soft washing is relatively safer for your home than pressure washing. But is there really much truth to that claim? Let us have a look at both the systems to see how they clean your home, and to analyze which one it is you ultimately need to choose for your situation.

Similarities between Pressure Washing & Soft Washing

The similarity that both the functions have is that they run water through a pump and a hose which is then sprayed onto your home in order to remove dirt, mold, grime and more. You can also alternate cleaning solutions in these hoses and use them to clean the exterior of the house effortlessly. Now let’s move on to the differences between the two.

Pressure Washing

Pressure washing uses a pressurized flow of water that sprays hard to remove all the unwanted elements from the exterior of your home. The added advantage to this function is that you can get by using fewer chemicals mixed with the water and clean the exterior a lot faster and thoroughly. This can even be used to clean difficult surfaces such as the concrete driveway.

We know what you are thinking; is pressure washing safe for my house? The answer is yes, but much like anything else out there, pressure cleaning can cause harm unless you rely on a reputable pressure washing service provider like us.

What to Use Pressure Washing For

  • Paved Patios
  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Sidewalks
  • Driveways
  • Walkways

Soft Washing

This function runs water at a reduced pressure through the hose and contains a higher volume of water in comparison to pressure washing which sprays extremely pressurized water on the exterior of your home. Soft washing has a more concentrated level of chemicals running through its supply so that houses can be cleaned properly. Pressure washing requires less chemicals as it removes dirt with the help of the pressure of the water, whereas soft washing requires a more concentrated level of chemicals to loosen up the dirt and grime from the exteriors before it is finally removed with the spray of the water.

The added advantage of soft washing is that since reduced pressure of water is applied on the exterior of your home, there is reduced damage overall. However, you will still be applying a lot of chemicals to the exterior in order to loosen up the dirt. This makes everyone wonder if soft washing is safe. The answer is yes. Like pressure washing, when not done properly by an expert team like ours, there is surely chances of your property being damaged by soft washing.

What to Use Soft Washing For

  • Screens
  • Screen Enclosures
  • Lanais
  • Stucco and Coquina
  • Cedar Shake
  • Wood Panel Sliding

The washing technique you choose for your home ultimately depends on the condition the exterior is in. If you need an expert opinion on which option you should go for, we could always schedule a quick consultation. All you have to do is give us a call!