As a homeowner, you are probably aware of the importance of cleaning the exterior of your home on a regular basis. There are times when you hire a professional pressure washing expert to clean the exterior of your home. There are many benefits of pressure washing such as it increases the property value, prevents mold and mildew growth on the exterior surface etc. However, there is another option called soft-washing and is that the same thing as pressure washing. Please continue reading to know more about these two methods, their benefits, and most importantly the difference between power washing and soft washing.
What is Soft Washing?
Soft washing is a unique cleaning method, in which a special nozzle is used at the end of the washing pipe to reduce the water pressure. The pressure created by these types of nozzles is similar to that of a regular garden hose. The basic difference between pressure washing and soft washing is that unlike power washing, soft washing uses biodegradable cleaning chemicals to kill algae, mosses, and other mold and mildew that grow on the surface of your house. Unlike pressure washing, with soft washing, the water pressure isn’t the only thing that removes the biological elements from your house. Softwashing also removes dirt and stain and it does everything even without damaging the exterior of your house with high-pressure water.
Another major difference between power washing and soft washing is power washing uses heated water while soft washing uses unheated water. In soft washing procedure, a special type of cleaning solution is applied to the surface of your home and the surface is then left to sit for a few minutes. The solution is absorbed into the pores of the surface and it breaks down the dirt and grease it encounters. Once it is done, the surface is rinsed off using low-pressure water.
Can I use both Soft Washing and Power Washing?
In most cases, it is recommended to use only soft washing or power washing, not both together. The only suggestion is to use soft washing for residential homes in order to avoid damaging to the surface, siding, or roof. Alternatively, power washing is recommended for strong, durable surfaces like fences, decks, patios, driveways etc.
Soft washing is something that you can do on your own. However, hiring a professional that helps you clean your home by using soft washing is not very expensive. Also, it saves your time.