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Soft Wash VS Pressure Wash
Every now and then, your property needs a thorough cleaning. While pressure washing service is the typical option, soft washing is a viable choice. Soft wash can be a good alternative to harsh pressure washing cleaning solutions. Below, we will talk about the differences between pressure washing and soft washing.
What is Pressure Washing?
Pressure washing, also referred to as power washing, cleans exterior surfaces with a high-pressure water spray between 1,300-2,800 PSI. Pressure washing is used to remove many of the same stains and buildup that soft washing can, including loose paint, mould, mud, dust, dirt, and grime. However, it typically does so without the aid of chemicals and relies on the water pressure to get the job done.
As such, pressure washing surfaces should be limited mostly to:
- Garage floors
- Concrete driveways
Many professionals who operate high-pressure sprayers use the terms pressure wash and soft wash interchangeably. There are many similarities, but the techniques, pump pressure, equipment, and chemicals for each vary considerably.
We’ll look at pressure washing vs. soft washing, explain the key differences, and detail what to consider when choosing between the two.
What is Soft Washing?
Soft washing uses a pump sprayer to effectively clean exterior surfaces using a combination of water spray and chemicals. The typical pressure of the sprayer is between 100–300 PSI.
The types of cleaning chemicals and surfactants used to achieve the desired results might include sodium hypochlorite, sodium hydroxide, algaecides, and plain old water. Neutralizers are often used in combination with chemicals to minimize the negative effects of runoff on plants and the environment.
Soft washing can be used to remove the following stains or buildup:
- Mould, mildew, and fungus
- Moss and weeds
- Algae and bacteria
- Wildlife debris, bird droppings, and bugs
- Oil and grease
- Tree sap
- Organic matter
- Graffiti and paint spills
Appropriate outdoor soft wash surfaces include:
- Exterior walls
- Wood siding
- Pavers, brick, and tile
- Windows and doors
Soft Wash Solutions
Soft washing uses several chemicals and solutions to clean surfaces:
- 2%-4% Sodium hypochlorite – A powerful disinfectant that can kill most types of bacterial growth and mould.
- SWAM – Biodegradable selective surfactants for moss and mould removal.
- EBC – EnviroBioCleaner is a multi-purpose liquid concentrate that literally breaks down the molecular bonds that hold oil together.
- Surfactants – Surfactants reduce the surface tension of liquids so they can spread and penetrate grime on the surface.
- Neutralizers – Cleaners use neutralizers to prevent runoff from the cleaning chemicals harming plants and other materials. Neutralizers also create a protective coating, fortifying your walls and roof against further buildup.
Feel free to contact Sydney Pressure Washing Service if you have any questions about the soft wash solutions we use.
Signs Your House Needs to Be Washed
Here are some common signs that you need to power wash your home:
- Discoloured roof and walls
- Grimy siding
- Stained walkways and driveway
- Dust and cobwebs in corners
Choosing the Right Soft Washing Service For You
Keep the following tips in mind when looking for a soft washing company:
- Trade Licensed – A good pressure washing company should have an appropriate license.
- Ask about insurance – All pressure cleaning companies should have insurance. If a company does not at the very least carry liability insurance, look elsewhere.
- Look at reviews – Reviews can give you a picture of a company’s services in a way official descriptions can’t. Look at reviews for info on the quality of services, professionalism of the crew, etc.
Your Professional House Washing Services Company!
Whether you lack the time or effort to clean your house exterior yourself or want a pro soft washing, Sydney Pressure Washing Service can help. Call us today for a FREE quote on 0413708416
Residential Pressure Cleaning
Pressure washing & Soft washing is a cost-effective way to freshen up the exterior of your property. Sydney pressure washing service can strip away dirt, grime, tough stains, dust, mould, and mildew effectively.
Residential services, we cover:
- Pre painting soft wash
- soft wash Sandstone & Brick walls
- Pool areas
- Graffiti removal
Strata Soft & Pressure Cleaning
Pressure washing your Strata property prevents many potential cosmetic issues and damages your property appearance and value. Mould, moss, Algae and other grime can eat away at wood, stone, paint and even cement.
Sydney Pressure Washing can help prevent this decay with the right type of pressure washing and solutions for any type of surface while using environmentally safe cleaning detergents and water.
Strata services, we cover:
- Common property walkways
- Car parking
- Exterior pre painting soft wash
- soft wash Sandstone & Brick walls
- Pool areas
- Bin rooms
- Graffiti removal
Commercial Pressure Cleaning
We Soft & pressure wash Petrol stations, warehouses, Loading docks, Hard surface sports venues, swimming pools. All your flat surfaces and external walls around your property can be cleaned while using environmentally safe cleaning detergents .
All work are insured and guaranteed .
Soft Pressure Cleaning Service - The Biodegradable Solution
Every year in Sydney, nature’s elements and human errors wreak havoc on the exterior of our private homes and commercial businesses. Whether it’s algae and moss that grow on the roof and walls of your house or oil stains that refuses to go away from the driveway, maintaining your structure is inevitable. The fastest and most cost-efficient way of blasting dirt away is using a high-power pressure hose. Traditionally, tradies connect the pressure washing hose to the tap and with a powerful jet of water, they clean the exterior of the house. This method is useful for hard surfaces only.
In recent years, consciousness for the preservation of fresh water and the environment led tradies to start using the soft washing method. Soft wash combines lower amounts of water and power while taking advantage of new biodegradable solutions. The biodegradable solutions not only assist in removing hard to clean stains but also preserve them. The solution coats the surface, protects it and by doing so, expands its life span. Soft washing is effective on a variety of surfaces such as roofs, gutters, walls, pavements, decks, fences and more.
The only downside to the soft washing is that it must be done by a professional using the right tools and solutions to safely soft wash the exterior of the house. However, the pros of soft washing outweigh the cons. Paying a professional tradie to come into your house for a soft wash will lower your cost in the long run by using less water but also preserving the surface for longer period of time.