Soft Washing vs Power Washing

Soft Washing vs Power Washing

Cleaning the exterior of your home is one of the things that homeowners may forget about or not be sure where to begin. Our team here at Washh is always excited to help new and existing customers by making the best decisions for their homes.


What’s The Difference?

One of the most frequent questions we hear is wondering about the difference between soft washing and power washing. We know it can get confusing when trying to decide what would be best for your home or particular areas you want to look better. So in this article, we are going to dive into their differences to help you make the best decision for your home’s needs.


Soft Washing

When people refer to “soft washing” as a type of power washing that is not as rough and abrasive on the surfaces that are being cleaned. Soft washing is completed using a special nozzle that is attached to a pressure washer that reduces the speed and force of the water that is being released.

Unlike pressure washing, the water is not directly used to clean the surface. Soft washing uses a cleaning solution that will be applied to the area that needs to be cleaned. After the cleaning solution has been applied, the soft wash is used to clean and remove the cleaning chemicals from the surfaces.

This gives the cleaning solution time to seep into the tiny cracks and the surface itself providing an even deeper clean than power washing.


Power Washing

Power washing is a common technique that is used to clean homes brick, siding, walkways, decks, and driveways, to name a few. It also relies on the pressure of the water to break down and wash away dirt, grime, mold and other difficult to remove substances.

By using high-powered equipment, a stream of water is forcefully projected in a controlled flow that knocks out dirt and gets an area or surface looking like new instantly. Because of the intensity of the water being released, it is not meant to use for all surfaces or areas and cautions should be observed. However, most of the time, when power washing can’t be used, a soft wash could be the ideal option.


Can Power Washing and Soft Washing Be Used Together?

One thing customers frequently ask about is if power washing and soft washing need to be scheduled on different days or times. Luckily, both soft and power washing go hand in hand and can be used at the same time. By using both techniques interchangeably, it increases the options the Washh team has for cleaning and getting any space looking fabulous.


Have More Soft and Pressure Washing Questions? Washh Can Help!

We know that getting a cleaning job done can be a hassle. Here at Washh, we ensure that’s not the case for our customers. With years of industry knowledge and experience, from small jobs to huge ones, we can make the process easy and enjoyable each step of the way.

Ready to experience the Washh difference? Give us a call at (704) 321-8000, or contact us online for your free, no-obligation quote.