Pressure Washing vs Soft Washing

What is the difference between Pressure Washing versus Soft Washing?

House Washing

Maintaining the neat and tidiness of your house is important for health. Cleaning the exterior of your house is often ignored just because either you don't have the required equipment or you don't know how to do it properly.

Pressure Washing

Pressure Washing is a technique that uses high pressure to wash away dirt, algae, spots and harmful bacteria on the surface. Using high pressure to clean can cause damage to your surface if the proper technique is not used.

If you choose pressure washing, just keep these few points in mind.

  • Pressure washing is used to clean hard surfaces
  • At such high pressure, there is a concern that water could damage your roof shingles, house siding and strip away paint.
  • Pressure washing not only damages your roof but causes the black streaks, mold and algae to return sooner.

You can use Pressure Washing for:

  • Concrete sidewalks, driveways, and walkways
  • Paved patios

Brick, stone, and other durable surfaces

Soft Washing

The Softwash technique, which is recommended by the American Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA).

Softwash technique is a cleaning process, in which we replace the use of high pressure with the power of chemicals that clean the area with low pressure. Softwash will kill the bacteria, mold, mildew and algae growing on the surface not simply just wash it away. The Softwash technique will bring back the clean look of the roof without causing damage to the shingles.

Some important aspects of soft washing, you should know are:

  • It lasts 4-6 times longer than Pressure Washing your roof.

It will not void your roof manufacturer warranty It's best to choose soft washing for:

  • Asphalt & Cedar shake roofs
  • Wood, Vinyl panel siding
  • Stucco and coquina
  • Screens, screened enclosures

At Southern Wash Pros, we recommend our clients to always go for solutions that are reliable and convenient. That is why Southern Wash Pros uses effective, eco-friendly, and biodegradable softwash methods to increase your house value and restore the lost bright shine on your roofs.