Comparing Soft Washing & Power Washing
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How Pressure Washing and Soft Washing Work
The exterior of your house and outdoor living spaces need cleaning from time to time. Algae stains, black streaks, blemishes from mold, moss, and other deposits build-up on the exterior surfaces over time. It can reduce the functionality and beauty of your home, and if left long enough, cause major damage, resulting in expensive repair costs. A professional home exterior cleaning services can maintain and restore the beauty of your home, using techniques that best suite your needs.
Your home’s exterior can be washed in two ways: soft washing and pressure washing. Let’s take a closer look at each method, and see which is the right fit for your project.
Soft washing is a method which chemically treats algae and moss infected surfaces, treating the problem at the source, and in turn preventing regrowth of the plant grime. When soft washing, a chemical solution is sprayed onto the surface of your home, with a heavier concentration for heavier soiled areas. The solution is allowed to sit for a few minutes, allowing time to kill the organic growth, and is then washed away with a gentle low pressure water sprayer. An experienced soft washer will use extra caution when applying chemicals to your home, never allowing them to dry completely before rinsing, and thoroughly watering grass and planting beds around the treated area, before and after, to prevent damage. This low pressure wash, is a good choice for a variety of homes, and will keep your exterior looking great, longer.
Pressure washing or power washing uses a higher-pressure water sprayer to blast away dirt, mold, dust and other grime. This method works best for hard surfaces like concrete, brick walls, stucco, and steel. It is also used to remove loose paint and refresh wood surfaces. If washing your exterior siding, great care should be used not to blast water up and behind the siding.