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Pressure Washing Vs. Soft Washing: Which Do You Need?

There are a ton of organizations offering a service called soft washing. They all pitch a similar thing: "safer than pressure cleaning," "get spotless with no pressure," "the best approach to clean your home," etc.

But is Soft Washing really a superior, more secure approach to clean your home?

To start, let's look at how the two systems function. They both run water through a pump and a hose, and the water is then sprayed onto the house to remove dirt, mold, and the like. Cleaning solutions can be directed through the hoses and applied to the house or surface being cleaned effortlessly with these systems.

Here are the key contrasts between these systems: With pressure cleaning, the water is pressurized, so it sprays harder to remove mold, dirt, and so on. The advantages of this system are that you can utilize fewer chemicals when cleaning and that you can provide a more thorough cleaning for tougher surfaces such as a concrete driveway.

Is pressure cleaning safe? Yes. But like anything, if you don't utilize the equipment appropriately, you can cause harm. But if you appropriately use a pressure cleaning system, you will cause no harm to any surface and you can get surfaces clean with few, if any, chemicals.

Soft washing runs water through a pump with no pressurization.

This system normally consists of a higher volume of water rather than pressurized water being sprayed from the hose. Soft washing also uses a higher concentration of chemicals or cleaning solutions when cleaning a home. Where a pressure cleaner may be able to remove some dirt with no chemicals because of the pressure, soft washing systems need the chemicals to loosen the dirt before the water is sprayed to remove it.

The benefit of soft washing is that there is less pressure being applied to a home, meaning there is a smaller chance of causing damage. But that benefit comes at the expense of more water and more chemicals having to be used. Is soft washing safe? Yes. Like pressure cleaning, though, if you do not use the system properly, you may cause damage. High chemical concentrates can kill plant life and damage certain surfaces. Properly used, though, soft washing is a safe way to clean.

The benefit of soft washing is that there is less pressure being applied to a home, meaning there is a smaller chance of causing damage. But that benefit comes at the expense of more water and more chemicals having to be used. Is soft washing safe? Yes. Like pressure cleaning, though, if you do not use the system properly, you may cause damage. High chemical concentrates can kill plant life and damage certain surfaces. Properly used, though, soft washing is a safe way to clean.

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So, which system is better? Well, from a selling aspect, soft washing wins. People hear soft opposed to pressure and automatically feel as though it's a safer method of cleaning. From a cleaning aspect, I believe that pressure cleaning is better. You need fewer chemicals, and this feature is better for the environment and plant life that surrounds a home. Pressure cleaning is also necessary for cleaning driveways, sidewalks, and other tough surfaces that soft washing cannot clean properly.

Either way, you are going to get a good, safe clean if the systems are properly used!


If you are looking for a pressure washing company, then please call Nashville Clean Windows & Pressure Washing (615)-669-8098 complete our online request form.

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