When it’s time for a deep clean of your property’s exterior, house pressure washing and soft washing are the options to consider. But what exactly sets these two methods apart? In this blog, we’ll give you a detailed breakdown of their key differences.
- Water Pressure and Usage. House pressure washing relies on high water pressure to blast dirt from surfaces. In contrast, soft washing uses a milder approach, combining low water pressure with gentle cleaning solutions. If you’re an eco-conscious homeowner, soft washing is more sustainable, since it applies as little as one-third of the water consumption used in house pressure washing.
- Areas of Application. The high-pressure jets employed with pressure washing on a house tend to be harsh on soft surfaces like wood, stucco, siding, shingles, and tiles. As a result, its use should be limited to areas with hard, durable surfaces like concrete or certain types of stone. On the other hand, house soft washing is easy on all surfaces, making it the preferred cleaning method for delicate surfaces like your fence, windows, deck, and shingle or tile roof.
- Managing Organic Regrowth. Harmful growths like mold and mildew have a nasty habit of invading home exteriors. While pressure washing scours the surfaces to remove them, some water may force its way into cracks and other openings on the surfaces. This water encourages the rapid regrowth of these organics. The special cleaning solutions used in house soft washing are more effective at eliminating them. Soft washing results in curbing regrowth for 4 to 6 times longer than pressure washing.
So, if your goal is a spotless house exterior with long-lasting results, soft washing is the better approach. For a durable surface like your walkway or driveway, either method will do. We can help you determine the best method to clean your dirty exterior surfaces. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of soft washing for your home.