What’s the Best Way to Clean Your Home’s Exterior?

If you think it may be time to clean your home’s exterior, it’s a good idea to find out what exactly the best method is depending on the surface you’re working with. Whether you’re planning on doing the cleaning yourself or on calling in a professional to take care of it (more on this later), understanding what your home needs in order to look its best is crucial to helping you guarantee a safe, long-lasting cleaning process. To learn about the best way to clean your home’s exterior for great results, just keep on reading.

Softwash vs. Pressure Wash?

“Pressure washing” is widely used as the catch-all term for any exterior cleaning using a relatively high-pressure water hose. However, there are actually some important distinctions between soft- and pressure-washing that you should take into account if you’re preparing to have your home’s exterior cleaned:
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Pressure washing uses high levels of water pressure combined with lower levels of solution and high heat to clean exterior surfaces

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

Pressure Washing is Good For…

As a rule of thumb, pressure washing is the perfect option for extremely tough surfaces, including:
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Concrete

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Brick

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Compound Surfaces (stamped concrete, gravel, etc.)

Soft Washing is Recommended When…

Soft washing is an effective alternative for surfaces that wouldn’t do well under the high pressure and heat of pressure washing. These surfaces include:
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Wood Decking, Fencing, or Sliding

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Stucco

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Metal

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Asphalt

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Drywall

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Ceramic

Whether you have the materials to pressure- or soft-wash these surfaces yourself or are hiring a professional to do it, understanding which service you need will help you to better ascertain what you need to do to prepare.

Professional or DIY?

Though it is possible to pressure wash your exteriors yourself, we highly recommend going with a professional for various reasons. For one, skilled professionals will be able to determine whether pressure- or soft-washing is the best alternative depending on the type of surface and its state. Additionally, some professional companies can customize the strength of their cleaning solution based on your property’s surfaces and needs, making for a more effective cleaning process.
Understanding the best way to clean your home’s exterior is crucial to keeping your home pristine and protecting its surfaces. If you’d like to learn more or get a free quote on your exterior cleaning services, just click here.

What is Soft Wash?

About A+ SoftWash

A+ SoftWash & Pressure Washing was founded with our consumers’ best interest at heart. We found homeowners were being advised to replace roofs, stucco, and siding only because they were dirty, not old and damaged. Contractors often recommend expensive remodeling projects, although your building materials still have remaining life. Maintaining clean surfaces with SoftWash will extend the life of your exterior facades for a fraction of the cost of replacing them.

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