What is the Difference Between Pressure Washing and Soft Washing?

Soft Washing

Soft washing is a low-pressure cleaning method that is widely used to treat and extract organic matter such as mildew, bacteria, algae, fungi, mold, and lichens, as well as soil, grime, and spiderwebs. Soft washing began as an alternative to power washing, which can inflict harm due to high pressure. The application is accomplished by the use of low-pressure dedicated pumps, which enable quantities of widely used materials, primarily sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and detergents, to be precisely metered and applied. Soft washing is also evolving. Pumps that provide more pressure than original electric diaphragm pumps are now affordable, allowing solution to be safely spread over longer distances and adding increased rinsing volume. (These include booster pumps, air diaphragm pumps, and gas driven diaphragm pumps.)  The use of soft washing has significantly improved the efficiency and protection of cleaning buildings and roofs.

Softwashing is a low-cost way to extend the life of your home’s paintwork by up to 7 years. It would also improve the curb value of your house, making it seem newer for a longer period of time. Softwashing is often done at a lower pressure to preserve the dignity of your home. We use a cleaning method that is both safe and environmentally friendly, as well as adaptable based on what we are cleaning. This method is often used when removing fungus, fungi, mud, bird/bat poo, bee nests, cobwebs, and other stains from the home.  Pressure washers are used to soft wash, but they have been adjusted to reduce the PSI, or pressure per square inch.

Soft washing for house washing is described as rinsing or cleaning with less than 500 PSI. The pressure washer’s tip is replaced by one that broadens the spray, lowering the point of pressure. Furthermore, soft washing makes use of special cleaning solutions to break down soil and microbes that live on surfaces.

These cleaning products are environmentally friendly and will not remove protective coatings from the outside of your house. Soft washing techniques are favoured to pressure washing in a number of cases.

Soft washing is advised for delicate surfaces such as:

  • Siding made of cedar shakes
  • Siding made of wood panels
  • Plants with roots that grow outside
  • Coquina and stucco
  • Wooden chairs for the outside
  • Enclosures, screens, and lanais
  • Siding made of vinyl

 

Pressure Washing

Pressure washing is an incredibly efficient home cleaning solution for cleaning a variety of surfaces. Water is not heated by pressure washers. However, the tensions are already dangerously high. Amateurs also discover the cutting force of a pressure washer the hard way.

Water is being pumped out at such a rapid rate that it will break through a finger to the bone in a fraction of a second. It can even carve a pumpkin and descale a trout, among other things.

When pressure washing home sidings, extra caution must be taken. To prevent wearing down vinyl siding, wood shingles, and other surfaces, you must maintain the proper gap.

Pressure washing is intended for use on walking boards, decks, stone sidewalks, outdoor furniture, and other similar products. Anything that is hard but has deep grooves that cause dirt to get lodged is ideal for pressure washing.

 

  • Decks and Patios
  • Entryways
  • Walls and siding
  • Driveways and walkways
  • Window Cleaning
  • Fencing

 

Benefits for Professional House Washing

Giving your home or company a thorough cleaning is vital for more than just appearances. The long-term accumulation of soil, mold, pollen, algae, and rotting matter has an effect on your health. Much of the junk accumulates over time in holes, under sidings, around bricks, and on patio furniture.

Many of these pollutants get embedded in the outdoor surfaces, which the garden hose cannot go. Standard washing soaps are also insufficient. As a consequence, you get ill more often and are unaware of the cause.

This is why hiring a skilled cleaner is well worth the money.

 

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