Maintaining a clean exterior is critical not just for aesthetic purposes but also for the longevity of your house. Besides preserving the appearance of your home, it also eliminates hazardous mold, mildew, fungus, algae, and grime that, if left untreated, can degrade surfaces over time. Pressure washing is the first thing that most people think of when they think of exterior cleaning. However, this isn’t the only choice available to you.

An alternative to pressure washing known as “soft washing” does not apply the destructive high pressure of traditional pressure washing but still gets the job done just as well, if not better. Soft washing thoroughly cleans surfaces and destroys the germs that cause stains on roofs and other structural surfaces. Despite the fact that soft washing is a preferable option, most people are unfamiliar with it.

What’s the Difference?

If the names didn’t give it away, the amount of pressure used is a significant distinction between soft and pressure washing. Pressure washing, often known as power washing, involves high-pressure water with a pressure range of 1300 to 3100 PSI. Soft washing, on the other hand, uses a fraction of the force and works as a strong powered hose. Cleaning agents are used in soft washing systems to maintain the cleanliness of your exterior for the long term.

While pressure cleaning just removes the outer layer of grime, soft washing removes the microorganisms that cause tarnishing. 

Which Surfaces Can Be Cleaned? 

Besides roofing systems, soft washing is an efficient technique to clean the exterior of your property, as well as hardscape elements such as patios, decks, fences, concrete and brick paths, and driveways. Soft washing is effective on a variety of building materials, including wood, masonry, concrete, aluminum, vinyl exterior siding, shingles, and more.

Find a Safer Solution to Exterior Cleaning

Now that you know the difference between soft washing vs pressure washing, you can call Premier Softwash Solutions. Our SoftWash System uses 100% eco-friendly cleaning agents with low emissions of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Our cleaning services are non-toxic, and no hazardous chemicals will be released into the environment around your home.