Soft Wash vs Pressure Wash
There is a time and place for both methods
When to use the soft washing technique?
Soft washing has been around for a long time, but for whatever reason, it never gets advertised like pressure washing does. Soft washing is a technique that utilizes a low pressure to clean whatever structure needs attention. It is also used to pre/post treat wooden structures and concrete as well as sanitize playgrounds. Using this low-pressure technique greatly reduces the chances of aggravating oxidation to siding as well as damage to the siding or roof (or employee doing the cleaning). We exclusively use the soft wash technique on all of our cleaning jobs.
Not only is soft washing safer to the people who are doing the cleaning, it is safer for the nearby landscaping because of the lack of overspray that you get compared to a pressure washing system.
Doesn't Cause Property Damage
Using a low pressure soft washing system eliminates the possibility of property damaged caused from high pressure systems.
Most soft wash systems use a significantly less amount of water than pressure washers do, thus lowering the total amount of water that is needed for the job.
Our soft wash systems use a proprietary, biodegradable solution that less likely to harm nearby landscaping.
When to use a pressure washer
Although it should never be used on exterior portions of a home or building, high pressure washing does have a pivotal role in exterior cleaning, particularly with sidewalk, driveway, and concrete cleaning. Soft washing can aid in removing surface grime and dirt from concrete, but pressure washing works really well in getting rid of the deeply-ingrained dirt, mud, and grime within the concrete. Follow us and check out our work on our Facebook and Google pages!
Cuts Through Grime and Dirt
Pressure washing cuts through grime and dirt on rough surfaces.
Blasts Paint Away
Although there are soft washing methods to getting rid of graffiti, pressure washers work great at blasting paint off brick, block, and concrete.
There really isn't another good alternative to cleaning concrete sidewalks and driveways than using high pressure.