Hiring a professional pressure washer is one of the most effective ways to remove unsightly dirt, debris, and stains from the exterior of your home.

However, many homeowners need to become more familiar with the distinctions between pressure, power, and soft washing, making it challenging to select the best service for their homes. Continue reading to learn more about each method and how you can use them to increase the value of your property.


What Exactly Is Power Washing?
Power washing is cleaning exterior surfaces using a pressure washer and pressurized water. This system makes use of three different water pressure settings: low pressure, medium pressure, and high pressure. It can, however, use extremely high pressure for jetting, drain cleaning, blowouts, and other applications.

What Exactly Is Pressure Washing?
The terms pressure washing and power washing are interchangeable. I prefer pressure washing to power washing because we use different pressure settings depending on the project.

What Does the Term “Soft Wash” In Pressure Washing Mean?
Soft washing became popular in the late 1980s or early 1990s. It combines high volume and low pressure to allow us to push 15 to 20 gallons of water per minute at 300 to 500 PSI. Most residential water spigots use 10 gallons of water at 60 PSI.

Soft washing is similar to cleaning a house with a garden hose that shoots 45 to 50 feet into the air.

Because it injects more air into the water, high-pressure washing uses less water than a traditional garden hose or soft washing system. Most high-pressure washers use three gallons of water per minute and have a maximum speed of ten yards per minute. Soft wash systems, on the other hand, start at 10 gallons and can reach speeds of 30 or 40 yards per minute.

It is dependent on where you live. You want something other than a traditional power wash on a 2,000-square-foot house with standard vinyl siding and a two-story colonial. Soft washing is the better option because the risk of damaging your home’s vinyl material is significantly reduced.

In this case, soaps and detergents are more important than the pressure in the cleaning process. High water pressure will dig into vinyl and aluminum sidings, reducing their visual appeal significantly. A soft wash will protect the appearance of your home while removing dirt, debris, and other unsightly contaminants.

Is Soft Washing More Effective Than Pressure Washing? Why Should You Soft Wash Your Home?
Soft washing is typically a better choice for washing homes because it is safer and will not damage the siding. Pressure washing is less desirable because a washer using high-pressure water can morph sheer side panels much more accessible than a soft wash. Although it is possible to pressure wash a house, I do not recommend it.

Since purchasing my first soft washing system in 1999, I have not pressure-washed a house.

How Do You Use A Pressure Washer To Soft-Wash A House?
We begin by filling the tanks of our soft water system. The soap and detergents are kept in one tank, while the rinse water is kept in the other. This allows our team to coat the house with the same cleaning solution as the rinse water. If the project requires a large amount of cleaner, we use equal water.

What are the chemicals used to soft wash a house?
On nearly all of our projects, we use a bleach-based cleaner. However, we created a house wash mixture that neutralizes the bleaching effect. Even though our formula contains bleach, it will not harm plants, shrubs, or other residential surroundings.

We spent several years perfecting our wash mix to ensure that it cleans effectively while not causing harm to our clients’ vegetation or property.

In addition, during our soft washing process, we avoid using hot water. Hot water can damage and even melt a home’s siding if it reaches high enough temperatures. Cold water will not harm vinyl or wood panel siding and will safely and efficiently remove excess grime.

Hot water, on the other hand, is ideal for pressure washing concrete, stone, or other hard, horizontal surfaces. Just don’t use it around the house.

Without the necessary experience, using a soft washing system or pressure washer increases the risk of causing damage to your home. Highly pressurized water can easily damage wood decks, siding, and other surfaces if not properly managed. You could sustain severe injuries if you or someone else enters the stream.

A reputable pressure washing company has extensive experience power washing and soft washing homes, ensuring a safe and efficient process. They understand how to use the machines safely and the best washing methods for your specific project. With professional pressure washers, you won’t have to worry about property damage, injuries, or insufficient water pressure.

Boost Mobile Detailing provides high-quality pressure and soft washing services in Vancouver. Our team will make the exterior of your home look better than ever at a price that fits your budget.

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