Pressure Washing vs. Soft Washing: Which Is the Best for Your Property?

Find out what works best for your surface so that you can have a safe, long-lasting cleaning process.

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Pressure Washing vs. Soft Washing

“Pressure washing” is the catch-all term for any exterior cleaning using a high-pressure water hose. That said, there are some important differences between actual pressure washing and another method known as soft washing.

Pressure Washing

Uses high levels of water pressure, lower levels of cleaning solution, and high heat to clean exterior surfaces.

Soft Washing

Consists of lower-pressure water levels and high concentrations of cleaning solution to clean exterior surfaces.

Surfaces that Pressure Washing is Great For…

Pressure washing is a great go-to cleaning method for super tough surfaces, such as:

  • Concrete
  • Brick
  • Compound Surfaces (for example, stamped concrete and gravel)

Surfaces that Soft Washing is Great For…

Soft washing is the best option for less tough or durable surfaces that wouldn’t do too well under the high pressure and heat of pressure washing.

  • Wood (decking, siding, or fencing)
  • Metal
  • Asphalt
  • Stucco
  • Ceramic
  • Drywall

Call in a Professional

We always recommend calling in a professional, whether you’re pressure washing or soft washing. Professionals are able to customize their cleaning solutions to your surface’s material and debris levels, which means that no excess heat or pressure will be used.

Get a Free Quote on Your Soft Wash or Pressure Wash

No matter what kind of cleaning process you need, we’ve got your back – and it starts with giving you a free quote, no strings attached.

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