Professional pressure or soft washing can create substantial results. Seeing that layer of grime being washed away can be a very satisfying experience. When traditional cleaning methods fail, pressure washing can pick up the slack and get the job done. But soft washing can perform just as well as high-pressure washes. Continue reading as we go over the differences, pros, and cons of high-pressure washing and soft washing.
High-pressure washing is an incredibly efficient tool for cleaning a wide variety of home surfaces. However, pressure washers can be dangerous at higher pressure. Some pressure washers produce water speeds fast enough to cut a finger to the bone instantly. At 60,000 psi, a pressure washer can carve through a pumpkin with ease. The high-pressure punches through stuck-on dirt, adhesive residue, and paints, making pressure washers unfit for cleaning more delicate surfaces that may be damaged from the pressure.
Power washing and pressure washing sound similar, but they are different things. Power washers utilize the same high-pressure system that pressure washers use, except they use heated water. The hot water sets power washers apart because it makes power washers more effective at breaking down tough organic materials and grime. The hot water may also aid in sanitization efforts. Although power washers are typically more effective than a normal pressure washer, power washing requires a specific machine and may be more expensive than traditional pressure washing.
You may think soft washing is completely different from pressure washing; however, soft washing uses the same machine as pressure washing. These soft washing machines are modified to produce lower pressure. Soft washers use less than 500 psi and a wide-angle nozzle for cleaning. Soft washes often utilize soaps and eco-friendly solutions to remove dirt without affecting protective coatings or paints on the exterior of your home. Soft washing is perfect for delicate surfaces such as outdoor wooden furniture, vinyl sidings, and stucco but fails when attempting to clean more difficult messes.
Health Benefits of Professional Washing
A professional cleaning will not only affect aesthetics, but it can also benefit your health as well. Living or working in a building with a buildup of mold, algae, dirt, or organic matter can negatively impact your health. Mold and dirt pile up in the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of your home or business.
Depending on your local environment, mildew, algae, and mold can settle on your home’s surfaces and cause asthma, allergies, and more. These contaminants get stuck in areas traditional cleaning options can’t reach. Relying on a garden hose and traditional soaps can leave you sick more often without realizing the source.
Pressure washing your home is a big job. It may take weeks to tackle the task alone. When your home is in need of a deep clean, let the professionals take care of it. Creating a beautiful and safe living environment is important.
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