The Differences Between Softwashing & Pressure Washing

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Have you ever looked at the sides of your home or commercial business and thought that the outside could really use a good cleaning? There are all kinds of reasons the outside of your residence or business can have buildup. For example, during the spring and summer, pollen and dust can build up, or during the winter, ice and grime from the winter weather can create a sludge that makes the exterior look unseemly.

The Differences Between Softwashing & Pressure Washing

One of the options for cleaning the exterior of your building is pressure washing, which can blast away buildup. Another option is softwashing, which offers many benefits when compared to pressure washing.

  • Pressure Washing. Pressure washing is a high-powered wash that blasts away dirt and grime from a variety of exterior surfaces, such as brick, concrete, and siding. While pressure washing may seem like a fast and efficient way to improve the appearance of a surface, the high pressure water can damage certain surfaces. Additionally, pressure washing doesn’t protect against future buildup, such as mold, mildew, and grime.
  • Softwashing. Softwashing using biodegradable, water-based chemicals that eliminate dirt, grime, mold, mildew, and bacteria, but also disinfect the surfaces being cleaned. Additionally, softwashing uses less water than traditional power washing and offers a longer-lasting clean. Another benefit of softwashing is that it will not damage the materials underneath the grime, whereas you run that risk with pressure washing.

Soft Washing vs. Pressure Washing: What You Need to Know

Ultimately, we believe softwashing is the better choice in almost any circumstance. Contact us at Safely Softwash if you would like to schedule an appointment and see the difference! We look forward to serving you.