What Is Soft Washing?

Of course, you know that pressure washing, also known as power washing, is a technique that is used to clean exterior surfaces with the use of a wand of water and some cleaning solution; however, you may not be as familiar with a newer technique called soft washing.  Soft washing is a form of pressure washing that allows for a lower pressure of water that projects from the wand, and helps to protect more delicate building materials surfaces.  There are certain circumstances when the soft washing technique is more beneficial than the standard pressure washing technique.

Originally, soft washing techniques were created for cleaning algae, dirt, and grime stains off of shingled roofs.  Regular pressure washing techniques would cause damage to shingles, thus creating more complicated problems that then needed to be addressed.  With soft washing techniques, shingles are safe from extreme high-pressure water outputs; therefore, they are safe from damage.

Soft washing is performed with regular pressure washing equipment, but the standard nozzle is switched for soft washing, creating a lower pressure stream of water.  Pressure washing experts are trained and experienced in normal pressure washing styles and in soft washing procedures, as well.

Soft washing techniques are a chosen form of pressure washing for roofs, vinyl siding surfaces, and any other building material that would otherwise be damaged from the typical pressure washing format.  Sometimes, different cleansing chemicals are used for pressure washing and soft washing, depending on the amount, and type, of cleaning that needs to take place.

When you hire a professional to care for all of your pressure washing needs, they can discuss the options with you, and recommendations will be made according to your hard surface areas that need to be cleaned around your property.  One thing is for certain, though, and that is that cleaning your hard surface areas on a regular basis will help to prolong the life of the building materials and will increase your property’s curb appeal and value.  It is also a good activity to do, in order to take care of your own healthfulness around your property!

If you have any further questions regarding our professional soft washing services, feel free to contact us today!