Soft Wash vs Pressure Wash: Which is Appropriate?

The exterior cleaning industry is a 10.3 billion dollar business. That statistic is only expected to grow throughout the next year because of quarantine. Right now, people are focusing on improving their homes.

There are two main ways of keeping the exterior of your house spotless: soft washing and pressure washing. 

Before you start to work on your home, learn whether soft wash or pressure wash is the appropriate solution to your situation.

What is a Soft Wash?

Soft washing was developed by the CEO at Droplet International by the name of Ac Lockyer. He developed a new way of treating pests or fungi with the invention known as soft washing. Soft washing is a biodegradable, eco-friendly, and time-proven mix of chemicals. It kills bacteria, molds, fungi, and algae which is sprayed on exterior walls.

This form of cleaning has completely changed the home cleaning industry from only having pressure washers available, to now including soft washing services.

This service includes the machine like the tank, the pump, and the hose, and the spray gun. This contraption sprays the bacteria-fighting chemicals and removes the stains from the wall it’s directed at.  

Soft Wash Benefits

For one, it is eco-friendly because the biodegradable chemicals make soft washing more environmentally responsible than pressure washing chemicals.

Another pro to soft washing is that instead of just using bleach to get rid of mold or mildew stains, it takes a natural approach and is formulated with plants to kill any bacteria it comes in contact with. It works deeper than just the surface of pressure washing, so the surface stays clean for a longer amount of time.

Furthermore, it can be used in any climate.

Last, it won’t damage any of your property by using harsh chemicals to kill bacteria and remove stains. 

What is a Pressure Wash?

In the history of pressure washing, German Alfred Karcher is credited with inventing the modern pressure washer in the 1950’s. Pressure washing (also known as power washing) uses high-pressure water that gets sprayed out onto infected surfaces to remove the old paint, mold, dust, grime, mud, and dirt from roofs, cars, or any concrete surface of your choice.

The pressure washer releases high volumes of water infused with chemicals to clean the dirty surfaces. It’s an easy method of cleaning and has been common in the cleaning industry for decades because of the effective results shown. 

Pros of Pressure Washing

One pro is the ability to clean any dirty exterior surface. Another is that you can do it yourself with only one pressure washer and the exterior of your home will be spotless after.

Lastly, pressure washing systems are very user-friendly and easy to use. You need little to no background knowledge on exterior cleaning to do it, or you could hire a professional to use a pressure washing machine on your house.

Cons of Pressure Washing

One con is that you could get injured from the force of the pressure washer because it is much more powerful than a normal hose.

Another is that pressure washing could potentially damage softer woods on your property. It’s best to only use this machine on harder concrete surfaces and leave the windows or roof to soft washing.

Final Thoughts on Soft Wash vs. Pressure Wash

Both soft wash and pressure wash are widely used in exterior cleaning methods. They each have different pros and cons. Now all you have to do is decide which method is better for your home.

For more information on exterior cleaning, you can request a quote from us.