What is Soft Washing?
Soft washing is an alternative cleaning method to power washing for the exterior or interior surfaces of your property. A special nozzle is attached to a power washer wand to reduce water pressure.
Water pressure for exterior or interior house cleaning from a soft washer is about 1,000 pounds per square inch (PSI). Water pressure may be even down to 500 PSI or even 100 PSI, comparable to that of a traditional garden hose, depending on what the specific job calls for.
Soft washing cleans with chemicals instead of just pounding the surface with a super high pressure spray. At Best Boca Raton Pressure Washing, we find this method to be the roof cleaning method of choice.
Soft Washing For Roofs and Exterior Surfaces
When using a soft washing method, cleaning exterior surfaces relies more on the use of biodegradable cleaning chemicals instead of high water pressure.
At Best Boca Raton Pressure Washing, our technicians first apply the cleaning solution on the exterior surfaces. It will then be left to sit on the surfaces for several minutes. The cleaning solution will then be absorbed into the cracks and pores. In the process, dirt breaks down. Dirt is then rinsed off with low-pressure water.
In other words, in soft washing, it is not the water that does the cleaning. The cleaning solution applied and left to be absorbed by the surface is what actually cleans the surface.
A concrete cleaner used in soft washing can get rid of stains, dirt, and pollen. It can also kill moss, mold, algae and most of the biological elements from your exterior surfaces.
Why You Should Always Soft Wash A Roof Instead Of Pressure Clean
You now know that pressure washing relies more on high water pressure and soft washing on cleaning solutions in removing dirt and stains. Soft washing is a better way to clean roofs without the potential to ruin your tials. There is no question, soft washing is the preferred method to keep your roof free of stains.
Soft washing uses low pressure water mixed with chemicals, less than 1000 PSI. It relies more on cleaning solutions to clean these surfaces:
There are many things that need to be done in order to wash a house. Pressure washing uses high-pressure water, at 2500 PSI or more, with lower cleaning solution concentrations. This exterior house cleaning method is mostly used on: