So you’ve finally decided that those stains on and around your home simply need to go.
There are a variety of ways to clean your home. But if you’re trying to avoid getting out the ladder and bucket, you might want to consider a professional washing service.
But what’s the best option for your property? You’ve heard horror stories about pressure washing, and maybe you’re unsure what soft washing is.
In this post, we’ll break down the differences between soft washing and pressure washing and help you decide which option is the best for your home.
Understanding Pressure Washing Vs. Soft Washing
Pressure washing might be a quick way to clean, but it isn’t always the best.
Pressure washing relies on water pushed through a directed nozzle at very high pressures. The result is a powerful and directed stream. If one isn’t careful, using a pressure washer could damage home siding and even force water into walls.
Pressure washing should be reserved for surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, and landscaping brick.
Soft washing, alternatively, takes a more gentle approach to cleaning.
This method looks like pressure washing because it uses the same type of gun and nozzle. But the cleaning isn’t a result of water and pressure alone.
Instead, the water pressure is turned way down and a soap solution is added to the water. The biodegradable chemical removes common types of stains (i.e. dirt, moss, algae, etc.).
And it does this without damaging the exterior of your home or harming the surrounding plants.
What’s Right for You?
Survey your property and note what types of surfaces there are and what material they’re made from.
Remember, pressure washing the siding of your home might cause unwanted damage.
Instead, opt for the gentler soft wash treatment. Pressure washing can still be used in other areas of the property, though.
Things to Consider
When washing the exterior of your home, it’s important to consider what types of materials were used during construction.
What type of material is the siding made from? How old is the wood that you want to be cleaned?
Pay special attention to the materials used to make sure your property isn’t damaged during the cleaning process.
If you don’t feel confident washing the exterior of your home by yourself, consider enlisting the help of a professional cleaning service.
Making Your Property Shine
Cleaning dirt and mildew off the exterior surfaces of your property is an easy way to boost the value of your home. By increasing the curb appeal, you also increase the value of your home.
Also, keeping your property clean helps reduce the costs of future maintenance. Is your home looking a bit dingy?
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