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What Is Soft Washing?

What is soft washing

A lot of times, when you think of house washing, you think of pressure washing. While soft and pressure washing clean and remove stains from buildings, soft washing is a little different.

Soft washing involves lower pressure than regular pressure washing. It also uses a cleaning solution to safely remove dirt, mildew, algae, and other build-ups from surfaces.

So when and where would you use soft washing? Almost anywhere. Soft washing is ideal for "soft" materials. Surfaces like wooden furniture, wood paneling, vinyl siding, and even plants can benefit from soft washing.

Is It Like Pressure Washing?

Pressure washing is soft washing's stronger older brother: they're in the same family, but they are each better suited for different things. Pressure washing uses a higher PSI than soft washing. The water coming out of a pressure washer can cut your finger to the bone. Don't let that scare you, though. With proper care and attention to detail, pressure washing is safe and effective.

We've talked about what soft washing is good for, so what's pressure washing suitable for? Well, pressure washing is better suited for deck cleaning and driveway cleaning. When you get down to it, surfaces you walk on, like brick and concrete. Anything hard and tough is a great candidate to be pressure washed.

What About Power Washing?

You've probably heard of power washing, too. Is power washing the same as pressure washing? Not quite.

While both use water at high pressures, the critical difference with power washing is that the water is hot. Very hot. This allows for the sanitization of surfaces and the breakdown of organic materials.

Guess you could say power washing is pressure washing's hotter older brother.

Okay, So What Are The Benefits To Soft Washing?

There are plenty of benefits to soft washing:

  • Makes and keeps your home or business looking good
  • Keeps your home or business healthy
  • Less likely to damage the surfaces of your home or business
  • Kills the buildup of algae and bacteria
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Saves you time, energy, and money

What more is there to say? Soft washing is an excellent cleaning method for your home or business. Call 434-381-0141 for more information on soft washing and why it's right for you.

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