What are the differences between Pressure Wash and Soft Wash? Many customers and people ask this to us. So we decided to write it in a blog. Soft washing and pressure washing both are effective ways to wash your home’s exterior. However, they achieve that in very different ways. The pressure wash vs. soft wash differences is given in the table below.
|Pressure Wash||Soft wash|
|Pressure washing is the process of removing any dirt or grime from the surface that comes into contact with highly pressurized water.||Pressure washing is the process of removing any dirt or grime from the surface that comes into contact with the safe & effective chemicals|
|Pressure washing uses a wand that expels water at 2,500 PSI (pounds per square inch) or more.||Water used to soft wash your home won’t have PSI over 1,000, which is less than half of the PSI used for pressure washing.|
|Pressure washing is used to clean more robust surfaces like Concrete sidewalks, driveways, and walkways, Paved patios, Brick, stone, and other durable surfaces||Soft wash is recommended for the surfaces like Cedar shake, Wood panel siding, Stucco and coquina, Screens, screened enclosures, and lanais|
|Pressure washing utilizes the water being pushed out at a high rate||Soft washing utilizes special cleaning solutions to break down dirt and organisms living on surfaces.|
When to use pressure washing?
Pressure washing is usually used for robust surfaces, but it can or can’t be used according the material your house is made. Of course only pressure washing can’t help in all the places of the house. Using pressure washing in non-recommended surfaces can do permanent damage.
When to use soft washing?
Soft washing is used usually for soft surfaces like roof, windows, and sidings. Soft washing uses chemical solutions to clean the surfaces which are totally safe to human & environment.