What is the Difference Between Pressure Washing and Soft Washing?

Thursday, May 17, 2018

When you think of cleaning the exterior surfaces of your home or property, you might only have experience using pressure or power washing.

While this form of cleaning can be great in some instances, there is a newer way of cleaning that is just as effective (even MORE effective in some instances) – soft washing.

Both forms of cleaning typically are used to keep your home looking fresh and clean by removing unsightly buildup of bacteria, dirt, algae, mildew and/or mold.

What is Soft Washing?

Soft washing is the use of water-based, biodegradable solutions to break down dirt and grime. Treating your siding, roof, fence, deck, etc. with soft washing is more like pest control – the mix of safe, biodegradable solutions guarantee that the bacteria that create buildup are not just partly swept away, but eliminated entirely.

Soft washing consumes just one-third of the water that pressure or power washing does, lasts 4 - 6 times longer, and does not deteriorate or harm the surface like power washing frequently can.

If you're looking for a way to get rid of what's growing on the surface of your roof, deck or fence, break the cycle of irritating pressure washing and use an option that can remove the problem 100%.

What is Pressure Washing?

Pressure washing uses high-pressure water to blast away dirt, but it doesn’t perform as well against moss, mold or other stubborn substances. Instead, it is a good tool to use for pre-paint preparation, standard cleaning on strong surfaces, as well as stripping surface areas down to basic components.

With pressure washing, it is best to avoid soft surfaces as it creates erosion and strips away materials that might be loose due to aging. This is particularly prevalent when untrained and unlicensed pressure or power washers – who can cause serious damage to a roof or other surfaces, especially if the surface is older.

Why You Should Hire a Professional to Soft Wash Your Home

Soft washing is a great alternative to pressure washing because it can be used in so many different situations and because it is more sustainable for the environment.

In one hour of washing a pressure washer can use from 180 gallons upwards to 480 gallons of water. Conversely, soft washing only uses approximately 60 gallons of cleaning solution, which is comprised of about 40 gallons of water.

Soft washing can also be used on a wide variety of materials without fear of damage, including:

  • Concrete
  • Brick
  • Tile
  • Wood
  • Vinyl Siding
  • Aluminum
  • And more…

If you’re interested in learning more about soft washing or would like to receive a free quote from us for either service, call us today at 832.706.2898 to schedule an appointment with one of our SoftWash specialists.

Good Guys of Texas 5/17/2018