Soft washing facts you should know
Soft washing and pressure washing both have the same intended outcomes: cleaning and sanitizing the exterior of your home. Regardless of the similarities of their intended outcomes, soft washing utilizes the power of chemical cleaning much rather than that of pressure washing.
Soft washing utilizes a stream of water with a PSI (pounds per square inch) at, or below, 500. So low that you can stick your hand into the stream without any consequence. The chemical component of the soft washing process makes up for the lower PSI in cleaning power.
Soft washing doesn’t blow away dirt and grime like other exterior washing methods. Rather, detergents and chemicals are sprayed onto the surface needing cleaning where they then soak into the surface and help deteriorate the dirt and grime from the inside out. Not only does this effectively help aesthetically with dirt and grime problems, but it also helps to eliminate the root cause of the dirt and grime build up by eliminating the germs and fungi that cause it.
Soft washing helps to protect your surface as it cleans it. The chemicals and detergents used in soft washing have protective elements to them as well. Many other exterior washing methods that use high pressure systems to blast away dirt and grime do not protect against further issues on the surface. The chemicals and detergents used in soft washing can stay on the surface after the initial cleaning is completed, protecting the surface for weeks after the cleaning.
Certain surfaces and climates require different care. To ensure that soft washing is the best exterior home cleaning method for your structure, it’s imperative that you reach out to a professional to ensure you are not potentially hurting your home or structure during the maintenance and cleaning process.