Understanding Soft Washing, Power Washing, and Pressure Washing

Understanding Soft Washing, Power Washing, and Pressure Washing

First impressions definitely do make a difference, and the same is true when people see your home for the first time. The exterior of your home is what people notice first, so you want to make sure that it remains clean and in pristine condition. 

There are several different methods you can use to accomplish this and today we will walk you through each while explaining the differences between them. This way, you will be able to find the best method to use on your home to up that curb appeal and make a more lasting and positive first impression on visitors.

Power Washing

This is the ideal method to use if you need to clean up the harder to remove debris like mold, mildew, and mud. Power washers use hot water and pressure equipment. The hot water helps break down the dirt and grime quickly and a lot more easily than cold water. 

It is the best method if you need to clean up concrete floors, sidewalks, and driveways as well. However, you need to be careful when cleaning the walls on the exterior of the home because the combination of pressure and hot water, when not done correctly, can damage the walls.

Pressure Washing

This method is very similar to power washing because it also uses pressurized equipment, but for this method, you do not need hot water. This method can be just as effective as power washing when done correctly and in the right situations. 

The water is released at a significantly higher pressure when compared to power washing, which makes it an effective means of removing dirt, mildew, mold, and other hard to remove debris. But again, caution needs to be taken to ensure that there are no injuries. The highly pressurized water can cause injury if not used correctly.

Soft Washing

This is different from the other two methods because it does not use pressure equipment. This method also requires the use of detergents and chemical solutions to effectively clean. In addition, it also requires the use of specialized cleaning tools such as brushes and mops to help scrub and wipe down the exterior of your home.

This method is good for the exterior of the home as long as you use environmentally-friendly detergents that have been certified by the right regulatory authorities.

Need More Help?

Need more help deciding which of these washing methods would be ideal for the exterior of your home? Or do you need help because you don't have access to any of these machines? Then you may want to call in the experts to make sure that the job gets done right and nothing is damaged in the process.

While cleaning the outside of the home sounds easy enough to accomplish, it can also be a very challenging and demanding job to take on by yourself. Again, if you choose the wrong method, you also risk damage to the exterior of your home. 

Experts like those at Bay Area Outdoor Cleaning in South Bay Area, CA have access to the tools and equipment needed to get the job done quickly.

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