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Pressure Washing vs. Soft Washing

Pressure Washing vs. Soft Washing

Pressure washing or soft washing—so which do you need? Read on to find out more about pressure washing and soft washing and which is best for your job.

To put it simply, soft washing is a great cleaning method that was developed by the pressure washing industry in the mid-1990s. Since then it has become a popular approach when it comes to cleaning delicate or older, fragile materials.

Unlike pressure washing, soft washing uses lower PSI (pounds per square inch) in combination with gentle cleaners to remove things like vegetation, dirt, fingerprints, and grime from a variety of surfaces like patios, windows, and roofs to name a few.

Because a pressure washer can quickly damage a material, it's always highly suggested that property owners talk to a professional pressure washing company before proceeding with any surface cleaning that involves pressure washing.

Soft Washing: A Gentle Approach for Delicate Surfaces and Sensitive Areas

What areas are ideal for soft washing? This is a great question because even some of the toughest materials can quickly be destroyed by pressure washing, that is why working with an experienced cleaner who is familiar with soft washing vs. pressure washing is so important to avoid unwanted damage and repair bills.

Soft washing tends to be used for materials or surfaces like

  • Stucco
  • Brick
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Antique or vintage materials
  • Materials at risk of cracking, denting, or becoming discolored
  • Fences
  • Screens and windows
  • Roofing materials

These materials and surfaces all do best when cleaned with the lower PSI that soft washing can offer.

The Benefits of Pressure Washing for Tough Stains and Hard Surfaces

So what about pressure washing? Does that mean it's not safe? No, not at all. When done by skilled cleaners, pressure washing is a great way to remove tough stains, graffiti, and buildup from certain surfaces.

  • Concrete
  • Dumpster areas
  • Playground equipment
  • Steel
  • Outdoor patio furniture
  • Porches

Whether you need commercial or residential pressure washing, the clean team from Funky Town Pressure Washing LLC is ready to help you get the results you want!

Hiring Professionals: Why It's Important to Choose Experienced Contractors

Many property owners are tempted to DIY a pressure washing job themselves. But we still always highly suggest consulting with a professional beforehand. When you work with a pressure washing company, you save yourself time and money without compromising quality. Because traditional pressure washing uses high PSI, the water stream can quickly destroy a material if it's old or already damaged, too much pressure is applied, or the cleaner is simply careless.

When you hire an experienced highly-rated pressure-washing company, the team arrives on-site with all the tools and cleaners you will require. The technician can assess the surface that needs to be cleaned, and apply the right method and pressure to ensure beautiful results without compromising your surface.

If you want a crisp, clean exterior, don't leave it up to chance. Call 407-588-8013 to work with the friendly pressure washers from Funky Town Pressure Washing LLC, and let's get the job done together!