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Power Washing vs Soft Washing

When it comes to exterior cleaning for your home, two main methods can be used – power wash and soft wash. The best method for your application will depend on the nature of the task and the type of surface that needs to be cleaned. Today, we will look at the differences between the two to see how Exoservices can help clean your home’s exterior surfaces.

Powerwashing Vs Softwashing

What Is Powerwashing?

Power washing involves using a high-pressure sprayer with a water temperature ranging from 200 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This is usually accompanied by detergents or degreasers to help break down dirt, grime, and other debris. While this method is effective and quick in removing stubborn stains, because of its powerful spray it can cause damage to wood, siding, paint, stucco, brick mortar joints, as well as any windows, doors or shutters in its vicinity. Therefore, it’s best suited for more durable surfaces such as concrete driveways and sidewalks.

What Is Softwashing

Soft washing, on the other hand, uses low pressure and relies on chemical cleaning agents rather than heat or pressure. A specialized mixing system combines these chemicals with water at precise concentrations so they can be safely applied to almost any surface without causing harm. Soft Wash is also generally safe for plants or shrubs in close range and has been found to remove organic growths such as mosses, lichens, algae, or mildew from roofs and decks.

Powerwashing and Softwashing Services In Houston, Texas

Overall both power washing and soft washing are great choices when it comes to exterior cleaning services offered by ExoServices. Ultimately, it really depends on what kind of job needs to be done before deciding which one would be best suited for the task at hand. If you are ready to get your home cleaned, give us a call or fill out our free online quote form.