Your Guide to Effective Playground Cleaning and Sanitation
Now more than ever, it’s important to make sure that the services of your playground are clean (and stay that way). Effective playground cleaning is about more than disinfecting every once in a while: it’s about removing potentially harmful debris, spores, and bacteria for the long term. Today, we’re going over some key things you should keep in mind about effective playground cleaning and sanitation so that you’re well set up to maintain a safe, fun playground year-round. Let’s go ahead and dive in.

Softwash vs. Pressure Wash

It’s recommended that you go for a professional playground cleaning; this will help to guarantee that all traces of potentially harmful debris are removed from the surfaces of your playground. With that said, is it a better idea to professionally softwash or pressure wash your playground?

Pressure washing is the process of using a very high-heat and high-pressure water hose to remove debris from surfaces. Generally, pressure washing is recommended for extremely durable, solid surfaces, such as brick or concrete. When used on softer surfaces like wood, ceramic, or plastic, a full-on pressure wash runs the risk of causing deterioration.

Softwashing is the use of a special cleaning solution with a pressure under 500 PSI (still high pressure, but not quite as high as a traditional pressure wash). Unlike pressure washing, softwashing does not include extremely high heat. Due to its reduced heat and pressure, softwashing is an ideal solution for surfaces like wood, plastic, and ceramic. Because it utilizes a customizable cleaning solution, softwashing is still a very effective cleaning method despite its reduced heat and pressure.

What’s Best for Your Playground?

We recommend opting for a softwash for your playground. Not only is the lower heat and pressure much gentler on the surfaces of your playground (and less likely to cause paint chipping or discoloration), but the customizable cleaning solution is also extremely effective at removing both visible and invisible debris. If you’re looking for a powerful cleaning solution that won’t damage the structural integrity of your playground, a softwash is the way to go.

The Safety Benefits of Playground Cleaning

Playground cleaning and sanitation is about so much more than appearances; it’s an important safety measure, now more than ever. Professional cleaning helps to rid your playground of harmful materials and debris, including:

Algae spores, mold, and mildew


Bugs and animal droppings




Dust, dirt, and other natural debris

A professional cleaning is the way to go for a safe and beautiful playground. One cleaning goes a long way at not just removing the debris that’s on your playground’s surfaces, but in helping to prevent more debris from building up as quickly as it would otherwise.
Getting your playground professionally cleaned is an important step for both its appearance and overall safety. If you’re interested in learning more about playground cleaning and sanitation, or if you’d like to get a free quote on yours, just click here.

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What is Soft Wash?

What is Soft Wash?

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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