The Difference Between Soft Washing and Pressure Washing

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Have you ever heard about pressure washing services? Are you familiar with the different types of pressure washing?

Most homeowners know what a pressure washing service is but aren’t aware of the different techniques used for cleaning the home’s exterior. Understanding the difference between soft washing and pressure washing will help you choose the right method for your home and avoid damaging your property.

Unless you have a pressure washer at home, it is best to leave the job to the Pressure Perfect Cleaning professionals. We will explain the difference between the two methods and help you decide which one is right for your house.

Pressure Washing


Pressure washing is the use of highly pressurized water spray. It is perfect for cleaning high-traffic areas and stronger surfaces with built-up dirt, mold, stains, and other contaminants.

Pressure washing is one of the most effective methods for removing stains. One downside of using high-pressure washing to clear away any impurities from your home is that you can easily damage the surface if not used correctly. It is not suitable for shingles, wood, paint, and windows.

Unless you have the knowledge, skills, and the right machinery, you may not only damage your property, but you can hurt yourself or your family in the process, leaving you with expensive repairs and high medical bills.

To avoid a chaotic situation, invest in a professional pressure washing service. Qualified technicians know how to use the machinery, find the perfect angle to clean the built-up dirt and mildew, and leave your home in a spotless condition.

Pressure washing is excellent for:

  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Concrete
  • Paved patios
  • Driveways, sidewalks, and pavers
  • Pool decks
  • Graffiti removal
  • Durable surfaces

Soft Washing

In contrast to pressure washing, soft washing uses low pressurized water combined with cleaning solutions and detergents to break down dirt, algae, and other contaminants.

The cleaning solutions are eco-friendly, meaning they don’t contain any toxic ingredients or elements that can harm the environment or impact your health. It is a safer option than pressure washing, making it perfect for cleaning residential properties.

The main benefit of soft washing, aside from its efficiency, is how delicate the process is. Won’t need to worry about breaking tiles off your roof or chipping paint because there is no significant water pressure to do so.

Soft washing is also a cheaper option than high-pressure washing because it keeps the surface clean for a longer time. Detergents and cleaning solutions contain ingredients that break down the dirt and remove the bacteria under the surface, allowing your roof or wooden deck to stay cleaner for longer and saving you money in the long run.

Soft washing is excellent for:

  • Roofs
  • Wood
  • Windows
  • Vinyl siding
  • Cedar
  • Screens and enclosures
  • Stucco

Now that you know the difference between soft washing and pressure washing, you can decide which treatment is more suitable for your property and cleaning needs.

If you need help deciding which method is right for you, consult with our expert team at Pressure Perfect Cleaning. We are a professional pressure washing company with years of cleaning experience. Our team is capable of using both techniques and offer competitive rates.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

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