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Soft Washing Vs. Pressure Washing: Is One Truly Better than the Other?

Soft vs pressure washing

When it comes to cleaning and maintaining our homes, many of us don't know where to start. Who can blame you, it's not a widespread practice, and most people don't even know they should be investing in exterior cleaning. With all of this confusion going around, it is easy to see why the terms soft washing and pressure washing still cause people to scratch their heads. Pressure washing has been around for a while, so I'm sure you might've heard of it even though you might not use it, but you may be wondering what the difference is between the two, and when they need to be used.

Pressure washing and soft washing are the two commonly used techniques for cleaning roofs, siding, sidewalks, and other exterior surfaces. However, even though both of these techniques are used for house cleaning and outer surfaces, they are very different at the same time. Pressure washing is highly effective, but it is also hazardous. If you are not careful, pressure washing can damage numerous surfaces and plants and even affect your health if used with harsh chemicals. On the other hand, soft washing is a technique that is more highly recommended, and it's a service that we frequently practice here at Profusion Pressure Washing, especially during roof cleaning. Soft washing uses low pressure combined with specialized cleaning solutions to safely remove algae, bacteria, and mildew from the roof and other exterior surfaces.

When to Use Each Technique

You might be wondering if there are two standard techniques, how will you know which one to use? Since it is not as harsh on different surfaces, soft washing is recommended for roofs, softer wood, and windows. Soft washing is eco-friendly, and it causes minimal to no damage to your home. On the other hand, pressure washing frequently damages windows, plants, rooftops, and even some decks made of softwood. However, pressure washing is recommended in some cases where surfaces are harder and less porous, such as:

  • Sidewalks
  • Driveways
  • Garage Floors

Pressure washing these surfaces comes with little threat, as it is difficult to damage concrete surfaces. Although we have discussed both techniques, it is still essential to visit a professional if you want to undertake any pressure washing projects. So, if you find yourself asking, who offers pressure washing near me? Call us at Profusion Pressure Washing to receive an estimate and start restoring your home today!

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